Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Over Exercise, Overeat

I tend to have an obsessive personality and I can do things to the extreme. Like overeat, and over exercise! I realize I am at a time in life that I can go to a yoga class, work out w/KBs and do a walk or hike all in the same day, and cook all of my own food. This next year I think will have to be more about balance.

I felt a cold coming on last night and sure enough woke up this morning feeling crappy. But I managed to drive to San Francisco this morning at 7:30 am for the big sale at Saks. I was hoping to stop at Girya in PA to do a quick swing WO but I knew I should take the day off, so I did. I don't often do that enough.

One reason why I over exercise is that I still overeat. And so far it's worked out for me. I've managed to keep my weight consistant this past year, and feel like I've made the right permanent changes with my food to keep it that way. And even though I don't plan on having an emotional breakthrough about why I overeat, I need to put more rational thought into it.

After these challenging few days I feel strong and more hopeful. I want to make food my friend not my enemy. I feel like I've started that transition already.

Exercise is already my friend. But can a person have too many friends? For instance, I know when I add a "walk" in the evening it's to burn off extra calories I think I've eaten that day. It would make more sense to eat a little less and spend the time at home. Spending an hour walking most times is not working "smart" it's working "hard".

I already had cut my yoga back to 3 days a week instead of trying to go 6 days a week. Mostly because I didn't want it to affect my KB workouts, and those are absolutely the most important WOs.

I'll still go for an occasional walk, and I do want to add in some martial arts training, but I don't want to overtrain to compensate for overeating.

AM weight 133.0
No exercise!

Tuesday Menu

6-11:30am coffee w/cream 155 cal.
12:30 lg apple 120 cal.
1:30 lamb and veggies 450 cal.
5:00 cabbage salad w/golden rasins and curry dressing 250 cal.
Tea w/honey 30 cal. (3 cups)

Total calories 1005

I haven't weighed 133 in quite a while! It'll take a couple of days to work it back down, but no worries. When you play with fire, you get burned!

Today was a good day and tomorrow is going to be even better!


Franz Snideman said...

Merry Christmas and Great Post!

Glad to see you fine tuning your training and diet regime and using logical/rational thought to achieve it. I have no doubt that you will find that "balance" you are looking for in 2007.

Happy new year Tracy!

Tracy said...

Franz, I think logic and being rational is the only way to pull yourself back from feeling "out of control".

I can "talk the talk", let's see if I can "walk the walk"

Thanks again for your support, Tracy