How well do you handle stress? Do you use it as motivation to work out even harder? Apparently, I don't. :( lol I've had a LOT of stress the past few months....and while I've still been going to the gym fairly regularly, I have found a character flaw in myself that obviously needs to be addressed. When I'm super stressed, I usually avoid going to the gym. That is the worst thing I can do....that is the time I NEED to be there, letting out my frustrations and pushing through. This past week I have been to the gym ONE time. Last Sunday. Today is Saturday. Oopsie.
I am off to the gym this morning for what will hopefully a productive, therapeutic run on the treadmill. I have spent much time in prayer this morning and, while I still have that nagging stress in the back of my mind, I feel ready to take on the treadmill.
I realize logically that during times like these, the best thing I can do is to go to the gym (aside from the obvious other choices - pray, etc.) I mean as opposed to staying home in bed.
This way I have dealt with stress (by avoiding the gym) is central to what caused my weight problems in the first place - laziness, not handling stress well, making poor food choices, etc. The only positive aspect is I haven't gained weight. I've maintained which is a minor victory. I am attempting to conquer this - baby steps. Wish me well! And keeping me in your prayers certainly won't hurt either. ;)