Ever since we were children, our society beckons us to be "good". As parents, we sometimes label our children this way as our parents did tous. Since we live what we learn this is what most of us do unless we break the chain of judgement.. Each and every one of us has a different definition of what is good and and what is bad. Linking this to a fitness quest or journey in our life, everyone is very different. For instance, when I was 210 pounds I thought only 2 slices of Pizza instead of my usual 3 or 4 was being good and oh, the Diet Coke was the beverage of choice and at a 6 pack a day, I was being exceptionally good! Now, I just shake my head at how I used to think.
The first thing I rewarded myself with was new running shoes...The photos above are just some examples of what I did. When going out to dinner, which is a rarity, I order healthy foods, or as healthy as I can get. I am pretty sure that most of the Salmon that is served in restaurants are farm raised which is basically fish swimming in small pools in their own excrement. I am a little (haha) obsessive about what I consume now and I feel so much better than how I used to feel at 210+ and at a size 16+. Needless to say have replaced my food rewards with some material items, but when I became a Certified Fitness Trainer that was my biggest reward of all. I had 4 steady clients for a couple of years and I could help out around here with the finances. I was so proud of myself when I was published in Prevention magazine and also Muscle and Fitness Hers in the same year. I was on a roll!. For over a year now I have been out of the gym. Oh, the gym, that will be another saucy story and it will be a book, indeed! I have some very crazy stories coming out of that place.
I Over-trained for 7 straight years and ruined my hips, so now I stay at home, stretch and meditate and do too much housework and gardening to live a pain free life, but I take one day at a time and try my best to stay positive. I am OK! :)