Sweat it Out!
Happy Friday friends We made it through the week! Now on to the glorious weekend
I am so happy you all liked my vlog I quite enjoyed taking you on a tour You were wonderful guests Come on over any time
I started my morning off with a wonderful breakfast
It was my first experiencing with nooch
I liked it, but prefer my vegan parm For those of you who like nutritional yeast and haven’t tried this vegan parmesan topping before, give it a try I would like to hear your thoughts and comparisons!
I also polished off yet another container of blackberries
Don’t worry, I went grocery shopping today and bought some more I guess I am going through a berry phase right now? I also bought blueberries and raspberries. I am definitely going to make blueberry stuffed pancakes at some point this weekend Those were always my favourite type of pancake growing up Sure, chocolate chip pancakes were fine and dandy, but blueberries – that’s just heavenly
I left my apartment in a wonderful mood this morning I was ready for school so incredibly early, that I hit up the Starbucks drive through on my way to
(I take so many pictures throughout the day; my Mom likes getting play-by-plays )
I ordered a decaf cafe misto Cafe misto’s are one of my favourite drinks at Starbucks
Just the perfect ratio of milk to coffee Personally, I find cappuccino’s to have way too much frothed milk!
Once I got to school, my good mood turned into a funky one…
I am not sure why this occurred, but I was not having good body image or self esteem thoughts at all.
It’s really frustrating when this happens because sometimes I am so confident and happy, but then some days I get random stupid thoughts that make me feel very self conscious. Today was one of those days.
When thoughts like these occur, I focus on all of the good in my life.
I focused on where I am. I am in London, ON., 30 hours from home! 2,500 kilometers! I need to be proud of myself for what I am doing.
I focused on what I have done for myself. I totally changed my life around. Twice in my life already I have battled with ED and have overcame it both times with my strong determination and courage.
I focused on factual knowledge. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received throughout treatment is to challenge the thoughts that I am having. Obviously, any thought that enters my head that tells me I am “unworthy”, “below others”, or “flabby” are totally out of this world wrong! To change the thoughts, I think about the facts and challenge the illogical thoughts. Seriously. I actually ask myself questions to shun the wrong statements being thrown at me. “How can I be flabby if I still need to gain weight?” “Who said I am below others? God made us all equal!” are just some examples of things I would repeat to myself in my head.
There are so many more tactics I could share with all of you that I used today to remove those illogical thoughts, but one of the best tactics I used all day was hot yoga
I seriously think I sweated (is that a word) all of those stupid thoughts out of my system Let’s hope so at least! I am wanting a great day tomorrow and do not need such thoughts disturbing me I believe we can choose our attitude and outlook, so if I go into tomorrow being positive, I am sure everything will go my way
It was so nice going to hot yoga for the second time Ever since the first time, I wanted to go again so badly; however, I did not want to go to a class with the same instructor! So this time, I went with a friend to the downtown yoga studio called Moksha. I enjoyed it much more tonight but found last week’s class more challenging (which I preferred). After class I talked to the amazing instructor and thanked her for the wonderful class I asked if there were classes offered that were a little bit more “intense”. It seems as though tonight’s class was the most “tame” and there are about three more levels that increase with intensity. So, I am hoping to try the next step up sometime soon
Well guys, my eyes are getting sandy! The sand man got to me It’s time for bed! I am off to the gym tomorrow morning for a shoulder workout and then will be at the university for part of the afternoon for some student council stuff It’ll be nice to be around people I also have my sushi date tomorrow I am so excited to sink my teeth into some sashimi We will be going to Gozen, again My fav
Good night friends!
I have a very informative post in mind for tomorrow hehe!
I appreciated the strength I felt in yoga class tonight. I felt so strong when doing the flows! We had to hold a plank for quite a long time!
Do you prefer going to fitness classes with or without a friend? I loved going with my friend tonight It was so nice!
How do you handle illogical thoughts?
What do you order at Starbucks (or any other coffee shop)? Did you notice I went with a decaf!? Stickin’ to those goals guys!