I know I talk a lot about how running helped me to overcome my binge eating. I’ve mentioned that it has helped me to understand what my body needs for fuel and to become more in tune with my body.
Yesterday I noted how I was extra hungry, and I was! I ate a lot of food during meals and when snacking. At first I felt a little nervous about it, but I knew that the eating wasn’t emotional and that I really did need extra food. My body was telling me that it needed to refuel.
And since yesterday my appetite has stabilized. Just because I ate a lot yesterday doesn’t mean I’ve all of a sudden turned into an insatiable food monster.
But maybe if I wasn’t listening and instead tried to stifle my body’s messages, I would have reached a point where I couldn’t stop.
Today when I went running I felt strong, well fueled, light, and powerful. I had my fastest 5 miler since I started training and for the first time ever, all of my miles were under 10 minutes.
Distance: 5 miles Time: 47:25
Mile 1- 9:24/mi
Mile 2- 9:43/mi
Mile 3- 9:50/mi
Mile 4- 9:23/mi
Mile 5- 9:03/mi (WOAH!)
Just a while ago I lunched on some leftovers. Stirfry from last night with some tofu added into the mix and an orange.
(yes i really did use the chopsticks)
In what ways do you listen to your body’s signals?
Do you have days where you are more hungry than others? How does it make you feel? How do you handle it?