Being healthy is about more than working out and eating right, although that's a huge part of it. For me, being truly healthy is going to involve developing a healthy relationship with food. A task that seems, at times, damn near impossible.
Bad day? Have a cookie. Baking cupcakes? Gotta try at least one. Stressed out? Time for comfort food. And let's be honest, whose comfort food is tofu and a lettuce mix?
I've been telling myself for a year now that tomorrow I'll start a healthier eating plan and that I'll stop over eating. And for over a year, I've failed myself on that. And then I feel guilty. And then I want to (and often do) turn to food to comfort me.
It's sheer gluttony, really. So many people in the world dying of hunger or malnutrition and I throw out enough food in a year to feed quite a few of them well.
So how to stop the cycle?
Best guess? One day at a time.
It's day two of both the Free* program at the Y and my new improved eating habits, attempt 47. At least.
So far so good. I've stuck to the eating plan and I'm working out like a maniac. Which, truth be told, is helping me manage my urges to overeat, even though I think it's mostly because I'm too tired.
And that's gotta be at least a little more healthy than before, right?!?