Friday, April 18, 2014

Stress release

Yesterday was one of those roller coaster stress rides with work.  A deal I had in place almost was lost because of a last minute higher offer.  We managed to win out in the end but the back and forth was enough to send me into a binge.....
But ~ I didn't.

Instead, I had a protein shake for lunch and went mountain biking after work.  
It would have been just as easy to go to the bar and have a cocktail (sugar) or go eat something bad (sugar) but my body needed to work to get the built up stress out.  It was not a battle to make the decision to ride, it was a need.  
Things have changed inside me thanks to my pseudo Mediterranean/paleo plan.  Its become a way of life.  I'm not having to make decisions any more, its just how I live.  
Did I mention that I'm really happy?? 
I am.

My ride was tough last night - I'm so sore from riding that horse on Wednesday and it was a struggle to finish the regular bike route - but the ride was way more about getting my mind right than getting a great work out in.
And PS - I'm still really sore... but onward!


  1. I love this post. You should print it out and place it in your wallet. This is the moment of revelation that we are all waiting on. That moment when instead of turning to our old tried and true friend of food, liquor...whatever...we make the better choice. This is the mement that we realize it is a lifestyle...not a fade.

    I'm so proud of you!

  2. You are awesome! You are thinking of what you and your body needs long term instead of short term. And one of those (biking/eating right) is much more fulfilling than the other (sugar!).