After a long needed relaxing weekend I find myself right back to Monday morning with a workweek knocking at my door and the thoughts of my morning workout. I am delighted with both my blood sugar and body weight and feel totally motivated to work my body this morning. Once again as I haven’t worked this area of my body in weeks I will be taking it easy to not cause any type of injury. As we get older having a strong back can make a huge difference in the quality of our lives and keeping it strong means that we must work it, but not injure it.
One of visions I had over the weekend of hot springs meditation was that of a thinner version of myself. I saw myself eating a diet of less calories and higher quality foods while utilizing the energy of nature to sustain my being. In other words I was eating simply for nutrition and while allowing the joys of life itself to fill the void of the pleasures that foods sometimes brings. It made me really think about the action of just eating a cookie. Because of the contents of the cookie arouses the pleasure senses in my brain I enjoy eating it. But what if I already felt the sense of pleasure, like I did this weekend? There would be no need to even think about that cookie. And this is exactly how I felt this weekend. Food was of little importance as far as bringing me joy as I was surrounded by it and right in the middle of it. Even sitting down to dinner I ate very little.
Is it possible to bring about this feeling each day even while living in the sometimes stressful world I live in? What if eating the act of eating foods with no nutritional value is just as bad as smoking is for your body? It would certainly explain many of the health problems our society now faces. But how do I relearn this on a daily basis? I know that the answers can be found in certain practices like yoga and meditation, but can I possibly fit these things into my life?
Blood Sugar- 104, Weight- 180.4
Pulldowns- 260- 15, 15
Rows- 260- 15, 15
Revere Flys- 15, 15
6:30 AM- Oatmeal, Banana
9:30 AM- Sardines
12:30 PM- Steak, mixed vegetables, 1/2 baked potato
6:30 PM- Chicken, cabbage, carrots