This is how I feel when people insist that plateaus and mental/eating disorders are not a problem since they don’t experience them.
This is a good image.
But the comment… While I am a big proponent about mental health stuff, I honestly struggle with taking eating disorders seriously.
I view eating “disorders” as a symptom of something else (aside from being an insecure teenage girl), like destructive low self esteem, being obsessive compulsive (ocpd not ocd) / having control issues.
((Its totally UselessWarlock, figured this was better on my fitness blog lol))
Eating disorders are really just subclasses of the major mental ones, whether it be emotional eating, binging and purging, bulimia, or anorexia (I’m sure I missed something) you can usually see the underlying issue behind it. It has a TON to do with self esteem and that’s almost always the spark, the only reason people don’t see eating disorders as an issue a lot of the time, is that you NEED food… which makes it that much harder to deal with.
Unlike with other addictions (food addiction is a thing), you can’t just say “Well, just stop eating” so you have to find a way for food to not control your life. I have been to therapy for eating disorders before because I thought they were in their own separate category but after the first visit of getting to know the psychologist it turned into “let me explain to you what’s really behind your issue” which stems from the need to prove something (and failing thus falling in the cycle of “I will never be like that, no one can love this”), or the low self esteem cycle, things like depression, and other anxieties. Food isn’t the problem, some times its just the coping method.
Apparently GravityFit isn’t happening this morning because this phone magically turned off when I needed to get out of bed. I am not a happy camper right now.
Keep forgetting to take sweaty at home pics when I’m done with T25. The ability to walk right over to the kitchen, grab a snack, then go right up to the shower trumps a pic every time.
Anyhoo, early check in, T25 was done a few hours ago and I have since taken a small nap to prep for my double Insanity work outs tonight (expect two sweaty pics). That being said, I have another doc appointment in about an hour and I’m really glad I do. No one likes going to the doc every week but I also dont like having to wait or not be able to recreate issues for a doc when I think there is a problem. One snuck up on me this morning that I’m a little worried about but in an hour I can tell the doc and be like “SEE??? *point*” and get a red or green light for tonight (and the rest of the week of course). I’m sure its nothing but again, this is the first time I have been on a medication that messes with my blood sugar so I’m paranoid about every little thing.
Hopefully in an hour or two I will have a nice calm “yeah, worried for nothing” post :)
Completely unflattering pic of puppy cuddles (seriously, that camera angle wasn’t nice to either one of us haha) but this is the update you get for this morning. I slept through 4 alarms and am actually currently still in bed. I have week 1 beta doubles today and then I am going swimming for a good few hours with Jana to give my body a nice relaxing recharge time.
Tomorrow will be GravityFit in the morning followed by a full rest day on Sunday! Seriously, I’m probably going to just soak in the tub all day or sleep or temporarily check out. I dont even know.
So next week. Next week I am going to test and set my limits for the rest of the year. Calls were made to the appropriate people (aka docs and all that) to get the green light on my plans and I got it along with a meal plan modifier to make it all work. Keeping in mind that I have forced breaks and cheat days for anywhere between a few days to almost a week scattered over the next few months with visits from friends, tiny vacations (woooo LSU game at the end of October) and the like. So its not like I will be pushing to max until the end of the year without stopping, even though I would love to, I do know better than to wear myself out completely. Even I need to recharge my batteries sometime. So the schedule is as follows (I’m still in bed so I dont have the T25 schedule with me):
7pm-8pm Insanity Class (Marsh Creek, gym floor)
9pm-10pm Insanity GravityFit (DefyGravity, trampoline workout)
7pm-8pm, Insanity Class (Marsh Creek, gym floor)
9pm-10pm, Insanity GravityFit (DefyGravity, trampoline workout)
9pm-10pm, Insanity GravityFit (DefyGravity, trampoline workout)
Morning, T25 doubles
Afternoon, slow lap swimming (Pullen Park Aquadic Center)
8am-9am, GravityFit Class (DefyGravity, trampoline workout)
Its a lot, and remember Tuesdays I have 12 hours of class, Thursdays I have 7ish hours, which is why I give myself a little break then. I know its a lot but I’m going to see where my max threshold is and then take a small step back from it to get the most out of my work outs for the remainder of the year. Some of the scheduled breaks are:
October 1st-7th, Visc is visiting for the week so I will likely only do GravityFit if he wants to go with me (he will be going to at least 1) and my T25 in the mornings while he is asleep
October 23rd-27th, Traveling out to LSU to go to a game with my parental. Probably a big treat weekend. You dont go to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and expect to stay within the confines of your caloric plan everyday.
Thanksgiving break, I will probably have the boys come back like we did for Easter, good food, fun games, great times. With men sleeping all over my house (including the living room where I work out) that will be a forced break. On top of DefyGravity probably not being open for the holidays, I dont like to do home workouts in front of people. Josh and I will probably go explore Umstead Park again :)
December will just be a mess, it always is. This year I get to throw the wrench of finals into the wheel as well. Dec 12th-18th are my finals and I will be studying to the point where I won’t be able to do the late night GravityFit classes, by then I won’t be doing T25 (come to think of it, I won’t be doing it in November either so I dont know what home workout I will be skipping for Thanksgiving) so I will have to figure out what I’m doing at home in a few weeks. The end of December is filled with lots of travel to see family, truck loads of pasta (secret family recipe, expect pics), and no place to work out at all when I’m with my parents. They are usually pretty good about getting me passes to the local YMCA (biggest in the country, Lebanon, Ohio, look it up. Cool place) so that will have to do.
By then its a new year and I will have a new set of goals and already be a whole new me. Here’s to the next few months!!