As most of you who read my blog regularly should know, I just started a new job 2 weeks ago. And let me tell you what: It has Owned. My. Life.
But in a good way.
A work my brain, can’t wait to get to bed at night, exhausting myself, type of way. But again, it has been great. I work with an amazing group of people, I am learning a lot, and there is so much room for growth. It is really very exciting.
With that being said, I have almost completely taken September off…from everything. I have only run a handful of times, I have only been to the gym once or twice, and since I was offered my new job and started panicking, I have been eating my feelings (terrible, I know). But then, I just took eating and losing weight off of my list of stressors. I just stopped restricting myself and ate whatever I wanted.
It has felt great!
I haven’t let myself go completely, but I just haven’t worried about Paul and me ordering pizza for dinner and then eating dessert, or me having fries with dinner. Today while I was shaving my legs in the shower, I noticed that I have a stomach roll that wasn’t there about a month ago… but I didn’t freak out.
Tomorrow starts a new month, and now that I am into my routine with work I can head back to the gym, and my play time is over. My body deserves to go back to the great food I was feeding it before and start treating myself better. October is going to be “processed free food” month, as well as goal setting time (eg. next marathon, half marathon, tri, crossfit competition). Oh, and no weigh ins allowed.
Again, it is not like I have completely let myself go, it was just a stress free month on that front. It was also a little bit of a mental check, and it was good to realize that I can still love myself after gaining a few pounds (note that I haven’t actually stepped on the scale, but it is probably 5 or so)… but at the end of the day, I still love myself, and I haven’t lost any worth.
And that is a big step for me.
Hope you are all doing well, and happy October!