My fall back stress reliever has always been emotional eating and with snowmaggedon I just gave myself license to go crazy. Junk food abounds here but luckily my stockpiles are almost depleted. So, admittedly, I am not at the place where I am changing my eating habits. However, I can do something about moving my body. Especially since I AM RUNNING a HALF-MARATHON next month!
So, since I did shovel the driveway yesterday (great exercise) I decided today to brave the treacherous roads and get some new fitness products from Walmart. I picked up Zumba for the Wii and The Firm’s Wave system. I’ll give a full review of Zumba tomorrow but I’ll tell you in 40 minutes I burned 435 calories and that is not too shabby!
I also must say that I feel so much better now that I’ve exercised. I have more energy and I am almost compelled not to eat any junk! Like anything else, I am taking my journey one day at a time. I have the power to overcome my emotional stresses, continue taking my medication and truly take care of me. At the end of the day I remember that life is a marathon and not a sprint and my level of health and fitness will vacillate. The key is to keep myself from spiraling down so deep that I gain too much weight!
How is your journey going?