I tried to post this on saturday and for some reason its just now letting me post!
Happy holiday weekend! I have been so excited for this weekend for weeks. No, I don't have any special or fun plans. I just am SO EXCITED to sleep in for 3 days!!! Haha! I have already started this weekend off really well. Andrew and I went to a great Thai restaurant with some frinds last night. I got a fantastic veggie dish with eggplant and soft tofu. It was spicy and served with brown rice. I saved half of it for lunch today and it was just as good the day after! I also went to my first Zumba class today! It was great! I have been to similar classes many times and regularly attend an aerobic dance class on Monday's. But today I went to a legit Zumba class. It was called Zumba Toning. It was awesome. It was basically Zumba, but you hold hand weights and just kill your arms the entire class. It killed me and I loved it. I was just telling Andrew that I feel really good with where I am right now with everything with my health. I feel...in control. I know that might sound weird. But I feel in control. I feel like I am in a good place mentally with my eating and working out. Here is why:
The last time I blogged, I blogged about my fast. It was an amazing experience for me. I think it freed me. I had really struggled lately with compulsive eating. I was just eating and not even really thinking about it. Mostly, it was with the girls I watch. I would find myself unable to resist the food I made for them (grilled cheese, bagel bites, taquitos, pb and j). I literally could not resist eating bites of what I made for them. Sometimes what they were eating was kind of gross to me...but I just was in a bad place and would eat it! Well, when I fasted, I didn't eat their food! I literally ate nothing. I had water and really kept my fast all day until the planned time to break our fast together with my Bible study. It was really empowering to me to have a day where food was not an issue for me. I was able to realize my self control. So, since then, I have been in such a healthy place. I think while I fasted and sought the Lord, He revealed to me a huge idol in my life and that I let it consume me-food. So I was able to ask God to take that idol from me and I'm serious that I have felt different. I just have. I have exercised more, eaten less, and really, thought less about food. All this to say, fasting was a great thing for me. I might make it a regular thing for me. Obviously, it would be in a healthy way-but it really helps me maintain perspective.
I am so glad to share these things with you all. I hope this doesn't seem too weird. :)
I am just kicking back and thinking about my weekend ahead of relaxation. Ahhhh!!!