Sweat It Out:
50 minute walk that burned 600 calories according to Bodybugg
I am what you would call the “Lazy Type-A” personality (I may have just made that up. ok, yes, I did just make that up). I love tracking things. Food, exercise, menstrual cycle, finances, basically anything that happens on a regular basis.
The only problem is that I like to track it when it is convenient for me. Take finances and bills. I have a spreadsheet and a binder all organized by bills and such, but I only update it every 3 months. It turns into a day long process and then I vow to do better the next month and the cycle starts all over. In three months time I will be looking at a stack of envelopes that need to be filed, and hopefully there is not a bill in there that I forgot to pay.
One thing that I have been diligent at tracking this year is my womanly cycle, and for good reason. Once a month I feel like the world is falling apart, I can’t stop eating, and I feel like I am losing my mind. The feeling goes away a week later when mother nature comes around, and I feel stupid for spending so much time in trying to figure out what was wrong with me for the past week.
It was no different when I started eating on Saturday and couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t stop. I looked at my daily chart over on Ova Ova (a fabulous website that helps you to keep track of your daily temperature, menstrual cycle, and fertile days) and saw that it is about a week until mother nature, and it all clicked.
Side note: I have started tracking on Ova Ova to have a better understanding of my cycle every month so that when we start trying for another baby in January it will (hopefully) help us to get pregnant quicker.
Long post short: It has really helped me to NOT get frustrated at this time of the month by recognizing what is behind the eating. Once you realize the reasoning you can start fix behaviors.
After 3 days of “period eating”, I told myself that I would get back on track today no matter what I had to do. I already let nature take 3 days away from me, and decided today that it will not take the rest of my week away!
When I went out for my daily walk with Hanna this morning I started listening to a book on tape by AJ Jacobs titled “Drop Dead Healthy”. It has been so good so far, that I was a little disappointed to have to stop listening to it when I came home. I may even have to do gym session #2 in the afternoon just so I can listen to it more!
Do you have a lazy type-A personality like me?
Do you ever listen to books on tape?