Comfort Eating and Exercise Motivation
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
I've been battling with comfort eating and motivation to exercise a lot more in the last week than normal. I have a 2 mth old that loves to be held more than sleeping in her bed so I'm on the couch a lot. I don't get many hours of straight sleep with her nighttime feedings so being slightly tired doesn't make it any easier. This week also marks the 1 year since my son became an angel. I've been really depressed. I'd like to bring on the comfort food and forget the workout but instead....
I find if I tell my husband that I won't be doing my workout I feel super guilty after I say it and somehow my daughter knows and cooperates so my excuse is gone and I go workout. I tell myself just walk if you don't want to run and it's like the pressure is gone and I end up running after my warmup walk wakes me up. I feel great afterwards of course so now I try to remember that feeling when I just don't have the motivation.
As for the comfort eating, I've added some of my comforts into my regular meals to help hit the spot. Like I have nutella on toast, no butter or margarine, tastes so chocolately. I eat smart pop popcorn as a snack because it lasts longer than others, I eat one piece at a time too. It's weaning food as comfort and keeping me within my cals.