Extreme Dieting, Eating Disorder

Extreme dieting is not sustainable and has negative side effects.

I’ve done it.

Here’s what I felt when I restricted and deprived myself:

1. Depression

2. Low energy

3. Bad moods

4. Irritability

All I thought about was food. My work and social life suffered.

I still don’t have a great relationship with food. I still am afraid of food.

I’m aware of my problem and have been working on it. I’m slowly getting better and healing.

So please take it from me. Life is a marathon. Taking care of ourselves is a lifelong process. Whatever your goals are, please take your time and work toward them in a sustainable, healthy way.

I Will Get There

I’m taking my time building the life I want.

I’m trying my best to be patient, trust the process, and enjoy the ride.

I’m building the foundation one block at a time.

It’s difficult seeing others ahead of me and speeding through life.

That’s why it’s important for me to put blinders and ear muffs on.

This is my journey. This is my life. I shouldn’t compare myself to others.

I can control my effort. I can do my best and give it my all. That is enough.

I will continue taking one step at a time and one day at a time. I will continue minding my own business. I will continue making the most of every day.

I will get there.

Listen to Your Body

Today was my first run since the marathon 10 days ago. I ran 2 miles straight.

I tested my legs a few times over the past week, but they weren’t ready. I’m still not 100% recovered.

As hard as it was for me not to run, it also felt good to take a break, rest, and recover. I never thought these words would have ever come out of my mouth.

I have been doing strength work, walking, foam rolling, and stretching.

If you’re recovering from an injury, ease back into it. If you’re new to exercise, ease into it. If you took some time off, ease back into it.

As much as I would like to jump right in where I left off, I know taking is slow is the right move.

We’ll hit full stride before we know it.

The Choice Is Ours

Every morning we wake up, we’re faced with choices.

Will we work out or will we skip our workout?

Will we eat decent foods or will we eat junk?

Will we drink water or will we drink sugary beverages?

Will we go to sleep or will we stay up engaging in meaningless activities?

Will we read and learn or will we waste our time?

Each choice we make will either put us closer to where we want to be or further away.

How much do we care? How bad do we want it?

The choice is ours.