I actually did some weights (arms) this morning for longer than my usual 2 minutes (a full 5 minutes instead:) because staring at this little face made me forget I was doing weights. She is the best distraction ever…. she helps me forget to clean, cook, leave the house and I really like it.
On the sad news front in my life right now, I ran out of my favorite conditioner that my sister gave me for my birthday. Back to .99 cent conditioner from Wallmart… I guess it doesn’t really matter since I have gone down to washing my hair once a week;) Now I am just left with lonely shampoo.
Lunch was a return of an old favorite. A grilled pear and cheese sandwich. It sounds weird but it is crazy good. Followed up by my frosted mini wheats. I have eaten this cereal everyday since we moved in, talk about accomplishments. From here on out I will refer to them as FMW, we are on a shortened name basis now.
I finally got an email from Runners World for an article that wasn’t about losing weight and how to be leaner but that actually focused in on the other side of things that I think a lot of runners and women struggle with. An obsession with eating perfectly.
A reason that I really wanted to stay in good shape (besides the fact that I love running, it keeps me sane and want to return to racing soon) while I was pregnant was so that post baby I didn’t even think about restricting calories to ‘lose the baby weight.’ First, I really want to continue breast feeding as long as possible and that requires a lot of calories to keep my supply and second, I REALLY love food and third, I know from the past that I can easily become obsessive with calories and eating perfect if I let myself. I once went over a year without coming near sugar and making sure that everything I ate was perfect (I even stopped eating cereal?!?!)…. I prefer how I am now where I eat dessert every day, enjoy the same foods Billy does and don’t think about calories. My obsession with avoiding treats and eating perfect led to injuries and a loss of my period, not fun at all. Mentally and physically what I eat now is much better for me personally (everyone is different, so don’t forget that:)
The problem with Orthorexia is that it can start out as just wanting to be healthy and fueling yourself properly but it can (key word can) turn into an obsession, take over someone’s thoughts and even ruin relationships.
Like any addiction, Orthorexia/eating disorders etc can take over your life. You may care more about your addiction than the people in your life, your job and your health. If you are struggling with obsessing over eating perfectly please seek help. Life is a heck of a lot better when you don’t worry about every little thing you eat:)
I think that it is obviously REALLY important to eat foods that are good for you and healthy but when does it become too much? Where is the line between trying to be healthy to fuel your body and running and becoming obsessive and not letting yourself ever eat non-perfect foods?
Have you ever struggled with Orthorexia? Any friends or family that struggled with this problem?
What kind of shampoo/conditioner do you use?
Do you have weights at home or do you mainly use weights at a gym?