Over the last couple of months I have done a lot of stress and emotional eating. This has been a problem for me ever since I can remember. I have fallen into the habit of vegging out in front of the TV after a long day. Of course that involves chowing down on any unhealthy thing I can get my hands on. Last night I decided to break that habit - and turning to food in times of stress or sadness is a habit. What makes it difficult is that it ties food in with emotions.
So I decided to take a baby step in the direction of breaking this lifelong habit of eating when I'm feeling bad. I remember seeing a picture like the one below. That is a lot of muscle involvement, particularly in the core. The older I get, the more I see the importance of strengthening the core. Soooooo, I got down on the floor and did 2 ten second planks. It felt amazing. So my new "habit" will be to do planks every other night. The other new thing is that I am leaving my mini trampoline out. No food at night. None. It is far too easy to down tons of calories in a very short time. My goal is to reach 10,000 steps. That's it. That's what I am going to concentrate on for the next week or so.
Today I attended the funeral of an 18 month old who died of cancer. The funeral was at St. Mary. I am guessing that anyone who has ever lost a child cried not only for Nolan, but for their own loss. It was difficult for me on two levels - the first because I could feel the grief of the family. And the second because for years my gift to grieving families was to play at funerals. I tried to put that grief aside because today wasn't about me. It was about two young parents who had to bury their child far too soon.
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