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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Stress = FAIL

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.  ;)