The Incredible Shrinking Krista

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

heels+dehydration=calves tied in knots...and a bit of rambling

OK, just in case anyone ever wondered, wearing heels on the day when the WOD is going to be running intensive, and NOT having as much water as normal, not a good thing!!!!

I finished the scaled version of the WOD, but I had to stop and stretch numerous times.  It made it even clearer to me how important appropriate nutrition and hydration are when you are trying to make changes to your lifestyle.  I have worked out before, I have had some pretty decent results when I did, but I have never focused as much on my nutrition as I am now.  I am moving toward a Paleo or Primal diet, but I am doing it slowly so that I don't ever feel like I'm cheating myself, or missing the things/food I enjoy.  I am not limiting myself excessively, I am not denying myself, nor have I binged in a few weeks, these are all huge milestones for me.

Speaking of binge eating, I need to be 100% honest.  I have been told by a few people that they love my blog because of how open and transparent I am.  To that end, and to be as real as possible about my journey and what all it entails and what I am dealing with, I was recently told that I have an eating disorder.  I have also said I was an "emotional eater" and that I ate to celebrate, to mourn, etc.  What I have come to realize is that I eat whenever I think I have an excuse.  I might not be hungry, but I'm bored and the food is available, so why not?  It may be that I'm sad and I excuse my eating, or I blame it on those ever popular "female hormones" or "that time".  The fact of the matter is, I binge, but don't purge.  I eat because I have a hole in my face.  I don't do this every day, but I do it often enough that it has created some pretty serious weight issues over the year.  I was anorexic as a teenager, and have never even considered going back to that.  While it was nice being small, I was an evil hag because I was hungry all the time.  And I've NEVER been bulimic, fact is, I have a personal policy against vomiting.  I didn't do it when I was pregnant.  If I did, I figured out what caused it and made sure to never do it again.  1 chicken sandwich during my pregnancy with Ada and I hurled for 3 days.....for me, that ='d no chicken for the next 8 months so as not to risk it.  This issue is probably going to be the most difficult hurdle to overcome in this journey I'm on.

Oh---and on a final note, if you are working on handstands and being able to do one against the wall, make sure your hands aren't too close to the wall....otherwise, you'll bang your head on the wall and get a nice little goose-egg.

Princess Biscuit

1 comment:

  1. It is AMAZING how much what you eat influences how you feel and how well your workouts go! I had to learn this the hard way, and since I did, I've been much more careful ever since...