After the triathlon on Sunday (read about it HERE) I treated myself in 3 ways yesterday-
1.) NO EXERCISING. I wanted to… don’t get me wrong. I was dying to go for a run. But I thought long and hard about it, talked to my nutritionist Heather, and decided that taking today as a rest day will let my legs recover even quicker! So I sucked it up… and stayed stationary for most the day.
2.) LOTS OF FOOD. This was both by design (i.e. refueling and my continuous goal of weight gain and getting my period) and due to lingering binge tendencies. For some reason I seem to eat the most unhealthy and the most “binge-y” on my rest days. Which really does NOT help with my mental progress. Not exercising AND over-doing it on the animal crackers/pita chips/tortilla chips/apples/cereal/etc just makes me freakout and immediately feel like a failure. Something Heather talked to me about today is not being so hard on myself when I do maybe “slip up”. Instead of beating myself up, just accept it, think about how I would have liked my meal to go, then try and do it next time!
3.) FULL BODY MASSAGE. For a full hour. Oh my goodness this was wonderful! I discovered I have two areas that make me just melt…. my ears… and my butt. Hmm, don’t know what this “means” really. I guess my future husband will get to have fun discovering that if you rub my earlobes or pound on my bum, I will do just about anything for him!
What were the thoughts running through my mind during this hour?–God, running, school. I tried to relax.. really I did! But I just kept cycling through these three topics!!
I am thinking a lot about the upcoming school year. In a just a couple weeks I will be moving back to Indiana University and living on my own. This is a full post in and of its self, however!! More on that later!!
No matter how antsy and worried I get, however I need to keep in mind THIS POST that I wrote a while ago! I am still Andrea and am proud of who I am… but I am also excited for the fresh start this year provides. I get the chance to reinvent my life and this time be SMART AND HEALTHY about it.
But again… that is a post for another day 🙂
Look at my sunset driving home from my evening massage… almost drove off the road taking pics (and due to ultimate relaxation) but no cops were around to witness my weaving and constant breaking–
Ever had a massage?
Favorite body part to get massaged?!
Does anyone watch the t.v show The Bridge?