This morning I woke up and was really in the mood to exercise which is great because most mornings I do not feel that way. I started off with 50 minutes of cardio.
I'm the kind of person who needs to be entertained while I'm exercising. Sometimes music just doesn't do it for me. I have my treadmill in my house facing my TV which keeps me on the treadmill longer than 5 minutes! I put on one of my favorite shows (Keeping up with the Kardashians) and I am not embarrassed by this, as I also enjoy Full House and Boy Meets World! I ran as fast as I could during the actual show and then during the commercial breaks I ran up and down my stairs until it came back on. This kept me from being bored and I love changing up my workouts- otherwise I'll go nuts!
After working out I enjoyed a HUGE bowl of vanilla maple overnight oats. I would have put pumpkin, but no grocery store around me has any yet!
Now brings me to my next topic: Stress. As a college student I always have a lot of work to do. In the past this stress has led me to the kitchen MULTIPLE times as a way to procrastinate and distract myself from the unnecessary anxiety. I would do homework all day and I would not leave time for any breaks or time for fun. This eventually drove me nuts and this year I made it my TOP priority to practice balance. From now on, I not only make a list with breaks worked in, but I have a cutoff time where I stop doing work. Even if I have to remind myself to RELAX, I know this works for me. At 9:00 p.m. I put everything away. I find that when you give yourself a time where you know you'll stop working, you'll not only be more productive, but less stressed overall, which saves me tons of anxiety and not to mention CALORIES.
How do you deal with stress? Do you tend to eat as a way to procrastinate when you have things to do?