Breaking routine scares me. Until it’s over. Then I look back and realize how great the day was even though I wasn’t adhering to a strict schedule of eating, exercising, and fitting everything else around that. Yesterday was a breaking the rules kind of day and it felt fantasticoooo.
Sushi for lunch with good friends. I got a sweet potato roll to switch things up; little did I know that the sweet potato would be fried. Initially I was tempted to throw a hissyfit, throw the fried food at the waiter, and order a bucket of lettuce. But I ate it and ENJOYED every last bite and I’m still alive, still healthy, still feeling great!
Chips and salsa for a snack? Is this allowed? While I almost had a heart attack skipping my usually midday smoothie or yogurt & granola bowl, splurging was worth it because it meant having good conversation with a beautiful friend. In the scheme of life, I won’t remember “that day when I chose chips over a healthy smoothie”. Nope nope nope, I’ll remember the time spent with loved ones!
And I had a necessary bowl of froyo, unpictured because I’m ravenous when I step foot in a neverending-bowl-of-yogurt-and-chocolate-toppings place.
Dinner was leftover vegetable curry, some broccoli with salsa (salsa will not leave me alone) , and tonssss of snacking. Wheat thins, artichoke dip, cheddar pretzels, graham crackers…
Yesterday was a sweet reminder that breaking routine is good, it’s healthy. Relationships need to be a priority over my eating schedule. It was a necessary reminder that there can’t be a restriction list, and snacking here and there is normal. I love seeing disordered thoughts become smaller and smaller in my head (*knock on wood*) and am loving the prospect of starting a normal, healthy life again.
If I had a craving to lift some “heavy” weights, does that mean I have too much testosterone? An empty gym lacking in scary muscular men hogging the bench presses convinced me to give it a go. (Usually I stick to dumbbells and the “girl machines”.) I grew some balls and whipped out the big muscles. I’ve never felt so STRONG and so winded after a weights workout.
My love for weights is ever-increasing (even though it causes my appetite to be ever-increasing), so I’ve been doing research on tried and true methods for weight-lifting. I know I know, every body is different, but I need some sort of guideline to get myself motivated and to make sure I know what I’m doing.
THOUGHTS?! I just ordered it off of Amazon, so hopefully it ends up being atleast somewhat helpful. So, people aren’t lying when they say that heavy-lifting for women doesn’t make you the next Ahnold Shwarzeneegster right? If I see any bulking up in the slightest, I’m ditching the weights and going back to my ex-BFF cardio.
Today is a much needed day off. Not really though since I’ll be working half the day. But my body needs some majah majah rest!
Strength training or cardio?