BLC Summer Camp Week 1 Summary
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
I really struggled this week, I hit June 1st with great intentions I was going to to kill this BLC. In spite of having success for 5 months by eating well and simply walking my dogs daily, I was going to do better, lose weight faster, get stronger with weights and flexible with yoga. I mapped out a month of daily exercise and I was ready!!!
With changing my mind set away from a diet, it's to just the way that I eat, I had conquered food obsessions and cravings and found a calmness to my eating and what happened was, I created a situation so stressful for myself that not only was I struggling to get my increased daily exercise in, I couldn't stop thinking about food and consequently, eating. I eat a Ketogenic diet and I stayed true to that, but my habit of just eating meals, and rarely eating snacks, went completely out the window and I could not get enough to eat, I was grazing all day long.
Sunday night I realized what a stress eating mess I has created for myself and decided to scrap my intense workout schedule and get back to what has been working for me all this year. I almost instantly became calmer and my constant search for food went away.
My dogs still need walking but other than that my June exercise will be just yoga a couple of times a week maybe more if I feel like it and maybe in July I'll swing my kettlebells around.
So week one was definitely a learning experience: I'm down several pounds in spite of eating my face off for 5 days but for a few days, my food obsessions and cravings returned and my peace with food was gone, was it wasn't pretty, or sustainable, so I was happy to regain my calm.
So I will cultivate peace with my food and calmness in my life.