Yep, I am admitting it. I am the biggest stress eater in the world. I KNOW my knees are going to be fine but the thought of getting injured is slightly freaking me out. I may or may not have cried 4 times yesterday over the most ridiculous things. I know that it is just overuse and I will be completely fine but I get stressed when I am not feeling 100%.
Races also stress me out….in a good way though:) So the combination of the two things have made it so that my mouth did not stop chewing on something between the hours of 8 a.m and 10 p.m. yesterday.
As soon as I walked in from spin I grabbed a handful of candy. Yes, I love candy but after a workout the only thing I usually want is a huge salad with as many nutrients as possible. For dinner all I wanted was comfort foods without even taking into account what my body needed. So the mac and cheese/potato was born and eaten.
I remember in high school a time that a certain someone (I will not name any names) and I went through a whole box of ding dongs in an hour because of a stressful family event.
Why do we do this? We know that a bag of Sour Patch Kids for bfast is going to make us feel like junk all day and not help with the stressful situation at hand.
Luckily, I realized what I was doing (after about 700 grams of sugar) and sat down to write this post and stop the madness.
What am I going to take from this information. I will be using Thursday to over comepensate for what happened yesterday. (Please Note I am not worried about gaining/losing weight etc. I am just really wanting to fuel my training in the best way possible to make me speedier). I am going to rock at eating my usual 50 serving of fruits and veggies today along with good sources of proteins, whole grains and of course a cupcake (because those just make life better).
No use looking back and being a cry baby over not fueling myself properly but instead take today to completely fill every cell in my body with real foods that will turn me into a Kenyan.
P.S. The above picture made me happy when I cam home from the gym. That is until we measured our calves and realized Billy’s are skinnier than mine. JK….they are the same size;) LOVE YOU BILLY and you are rocking running….60 minutes of running last night. P.P.S. He hung my medals up in the corner:)
Are you a stress eater?
-Um yeah. No item of junk food was safe within 10 feet of me yesterday.
How do you cope with stress?
-Running is my biggest stress-reliever but when I am ‘tapering’ and being careful with my knee and not running I turn to eating junk. Come on peep’s I need new ideas, this is not good for me:)
What is the weirdest food combination you have ever had?
-Mac/potato was pretty weird but the weirdest was in Vegas when Billy and I got chicken and waffles.