Stress, Exercise and Food

This post is not a recipe for a lobster egg benedict. Haha. I have tons of food pictures in my phone so why not uploading one of my favorites here.

I love food, always have and always will. But I eat more when I’m stressed. I am almost, always stressed, and have not been consistent with exercise. Therefore, I have gained 50 lbs over the last 10 years. I now weigh 150lbs – I need to lose 20-25 lbs and keep them off.

For me, exercise in the only way to reduce stress. If my stress is reduced, i eat healthier and feel full quickly. If i exercise regularly, I will be able to balance my love for food with a healthy weight without having to sacrifice one for the other. If I don’t exercise, i get stressed.

I walk outside for 30 minutes every day, but that’s not enough physical activity for me. I need to make sure I go to the gym for 45 minutes, 3 times a week. I have gym memberships at work and at goldsgym so i have no excuse here.

The problem i have is consistency. For example, once I miss a week going to the gym. The habit breaks. My brain no longer registers the gym as part of the routine and i start to feel indifferent towards it. I eat and veg a lot…drink Starbucks white mocha 2 times a day….until I notice i start to look like humpty dumpty again. Depression sets in, and then i have yet to break the bad habits and create new ones. And this is the hardest part for me.

So, I’m setting up M,W,F am before work for gym; and daily walk outside for 30 minutes. That is my goal and we shall see. šŸ™‚

If you have any advice, email me at mymidthirties@Gmail.com

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