Have you ever felt guilty about eating a piece of cake or skipping a workout because you didn’t feel well?
Disordered eating is something that often gets triggered by dieting or over-exercising. You cut out candy and start working out twice a week, and you feel so much better, so you cut out more, and you exercise more as well. But when is it too much? Is it when you get anxious thinking about the lunch you have planned with one of your girlfriends? Or when you feel extremely disappointed in yourself when your workout didn’t go as planned?
Exercise and healthy food are important parts of my life, but it isn’t my whole life. There are times where I feel sluggish during my run, and it takes me a bit longer than planned, and that’s OK. There are times where I’m really craving ice cream, so I eat some. That’s OK as well.
It took me a long time to find that balance, but I can finally say that I did. How about you?