Today I was thinking about eating (And in other news, water is wet.), and exercise, and moderation versus obsession. The whole idea of moderation is of a give and take with one’s choices, I think. This give and take enables one to find a balance, and in that balance, I think, lies total health.
The give and take has to be there, though. Like today, for example: Other than doing day three of the squat challenge, I’ve not done much in the way of physical movement, because it’s the one day a month that I try very hard to just rest, and be kind to my body…mostly in rebellion for how mean it’s being to me. *grin* And while my calories are good, I’ve eaten a lot of comfort food today, so my salt intake is higher than normal, and so’s my sugar. I could (and have, to a point) shrug and move on, or tomorrow, I could walk a little farther, or spend 30 minutes up and down my stairs (Far more likely, as hot as it is. :D).
I could lose 10 pounds a week for awhile by working out for 2 hours 6 days a week, and keeping to a 1200 calorie diet, or a no carb at all diet or something, I suppose. But where’s the balance in that? The moderation? I feel like I’m closer to figuring out the balance for me, and that’s when…not when things will get easier, I don’t think it works like that, but when the choices will be more clear, and I can be more mindful and less drill instructor-like.
On other notes-35 squats today, and putting lime slices in my water turns it into some sort of magical liquid of yum.
Have a great weekend everyone! I will be back on Sunday evening. 🙂