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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy 2016!!

A new year rolls around, and guess what? I'm back into my old "dieting" ways of thinking. I've loaded Fitness Pal onto my iPhone, and I did a 30 minute P90 workout this morning with my husband. To most people, this might sound like I'm off to a great start on my "healthy living" resolutions for 2016. But to those of us with eating disorders and eating/body image issues, you probably know this isn't the best start. For me.

But here's the thing...I'm not hitting it hard. Yes, I plan to pay closer attention to what I'm putting in my mouth at all times, but I'm not going to kill myself on the workouts. I hope to do something active for at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week. This sounds do-able and keeping within my hectic lifestyle. And notice I said "P90" not "P90X." The P90 workouts are much less intense, much better for beginners or those of us getting back into the workout swing of things. The one I did today was a "sculpt" workout, and worked all areas of my body within 30 minutes. I feel good right now.

I hope I can keep it up.

I'm really trying not to fall back into my old New Year's ways of hitting the workouts hard and restricting everything I want to eat. I don't feel like I'm in that frame of mind at the moment, but again, anyone with ED issues knows it's very easy to slip back into old behaviors. They're comfortable, they're old friends, they're what we know. I've also backed off on seeing my therapist--her suggestion, not mine, because she felt I was in such a good headspace. And I am, but I have to admit I miss her already. We'll see how these next few weeks go. I may be calling her again...

If you're like me, and trying to get off on the right foot health-wise, good for you! Even if you're not, and you're still wrestling with food and body image issues, good for you, too. We're all doing the best we can. Let's not be too hard on ourselves in 2016. I'm going to try to follow my own advice here...

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