Your body needs to workout every day."NYCityMama

On Friday I was listening to Carol's podcast about her journey to healthier living and her words inspired me to do something I've been putting off...registering for my second 5k of the year. One of my goals this year was to run the same 5k race I ran last year...Run the River. I'm excited to finally get off my butt and get back to running. Thank you Carol for the extra push I needed. I'll be starting this week to prepare and fill in other workouts on days I don't run. I think I'll keep using that phrase every day to remind me to get my workouts in!

It's also been about a month since I stepped on a scale. It was surprisingly interesting to be so comfortable with this "no weigh-in" lifestyle. July was a pretty busy month, I didn't workout in any structured format. I simply watched what I ate and did little things like walk more, cut out soda, chips and sweets. Sure I had fleeting moments of apprehension, my mind was telling me to get on the scale! I have taken the Intuitive Eating practices into my whole life and one of those is that I don't do anything I don't want to, so I skipped the scale. I feel like putting those practices into my life have opened me up to more "me time" and it's made it easier to say "no" to things I don't want to be doing. It's very liberating. When it comes to food, I focus on the belief that I can eat what I want and maintain my weight or even lose weight.

Guess what?

I am down 2 lbs from the last time I got on the scale, which was on {wait let me check my Springpad app}...7/17/11! WOW! It's pretty amazing...Intuitive Eating has saved my sanity when it comes to food! :)

Going on vacation used to be so stressful, knowing that I couldn't be on my "diet" would cause me to overeat way before I even got on a plane. Then when I arrived at my vacation spot, I wanted to eat everything because "nothing counts while you are on vacation,right?" This time it was different, I was already eating what I wanted, so nothing about traveling to San Diego caused me to overeat. I only ate when I was hungry. This was such a change from last year, when I ate "something" at every food booth. Definitely a non-scale victory.

I'm looking forward to a more consistent workout plan and to discovering some new recipes. :)