At the Saturday night market I finally made a purchase that wasn’t food related: new laces for my tennis shoes!
Yes they are bright pink. Even brighter in person, if you can imagine.
I love bright colors especially with gym clothes. I was inspired to stop wearing as much black and grey at the gym by a guy who wears all bright colors all the time. It makes me happy just to see what crazy combination he is wearing and I realized that I should be doing that too rather than wearing clothes that are somber, boring and depressing (to me). I don’t have much money to spend on new clothes so it will be a process to brighten up the workout wardrobe… starting with shiny new pink laces!
New Read (Overcoming Overeating)
I’ve been reading Overcoming Overeating.
I’ve had this book hanging around for a while. No idea where or when I got it but it’s been on my “to read” list for a while. It’s a “classic” book about healthy living that has been recommended to me several times.
I started reading it last month as my health related book for the month. Some “bad” behaviors have been popping up lately that I felt like needed to be addressed and fixed. I haven’t been binge eating (yay, I’m doing good!) but I have been eating when I’m not hungry and eating to sooth certain emotions (like anxiety, fear, sadness).
Too many bowls of cereal went into my mouth to assuage my uncomfortable feelings most of the time without even thinking about why I was doing it. Several times I caught myself having finished a bowl of corn flakes without even realizing I had done it. “What did I just do? Seriously?” And quite often those slipups led me to an even more negative train of thought that is comfortable and familiar to me – beating myself up over being fat. I made progress with therapy and stopped the binge eating but now I want to figure out how to break free from this cycle too. I don’t want to eat when I really should be doing something else (even if it is feeling like an anxious sad mess… charming).
So I started reading this book and it’s got me pegged. Even in the very beginning they’ve described me EXACTLY right now. It’s almost annoying how well they describe what goes on in my head but it’s more comforting to know I’m not the only one that thinks and acts in that manner. Since they understand me so well that probably means their method will help me change, right?
It’s just another step in the journey, a little half step closer to being better and healthier both mentally and physically. I think this book will help with where I currently am and help me get to the next step. Once I’ve finished reading Overcoming Overeating (and hopefully implementing the tips) I’ll review the book. Then I’ll be looking for new books to read as I find books give me the best knowledge to actually change parts of my life.
What are you reading right now?