I admit, one of my issues with weight loss is managing to combine both nutrition and exercise in my day to day routine. I have been doing one or the other this entire time. I just couldn't manage to swing both. I can honestly tell you sometimes, it is just impossible, other times, I am too tired or just plain lazy. Tell me, ladies, how do you manage full time jobs (at home or outside of the home), commuting, kids, chores, shopping, meal planning, getting a decent nights sleep, blogging and still manage to squeeze in exercise?
Well today, at my Occupational Therapy session, we talked about how it is now time to do both. I have pretty much mastered my nutrition, meal planning, etc. Now I have to start incorporating the exercise. No more excuses, no more delays. It is time.
We learned that I have a hard time relaxing, which isn't relieving my stress, which triggers those cravings, which leads me to a battle of wills between me and that little voice telling me to eat cake. My approach of jumping up for a quick activity to relieve the stress and walk away from the craving wasn't working. She also suggested I take 5 minutes each day, to start, and do some meditation, followed by deep breathing and stretching.
So my new plan of action this week:
Wake up, and meditate for 5min, followed by 5 minutes of deep breathing and stretching.
Walk/exercise for 30 minutes, eat breakfast and dress for work.
I need to reflect and see if those cravings disappear with regular exercise. If not, then back to the drawing board.