Balancing Val

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Its no secret that I am going to be a busy broad in a few weeks when I
start school. Between commuting, working and studying(cooking) my social
life will definetly take a HUGE hit. Thankfully, I have friends that
understand, and of course Chris understands too, but I refuse to let our
relationship to take a back seat to all the madness which is why I am
introducing . . .

Date Night


My only full day off from any commitments will be on Thursday, so date
night would be perfect on this day. We will be having dinner, then watching
tv or a movie, playing a game, going for a walk or just hanging out being
stupid. Its a great chance to connect with each other and it will force me
to get creative with dinners and desserts šŸ™‚

This Thursday, we did a ‘practice run’, so I put on my most elegant pajama
pants.


And popped open my Hello Kitty champagne from Ashley.


Dinner was Salsa Chicken.


Recipe coming soon . . .

Afterwards, we went for an exact 2.36 mile walk around a huge loop by our
apartment. Im not sure about this route though, it got pretty scary at
night through the parts without a sidewalk.


We made it back in time to watch some Halloween Specials on TV and then hit the hay to rest up for a busy friday and 5k this weekend!

Date Night #1 = SUCCESS

Do you and your other half have a date night? What do you do?


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How awesome of me to leave on that last note and not post again šŸ˜‰

sorry . . .

Thanks for your comments.

I’m feeling a bit better now. I sat in silence thinking about what I was actually feeling and it boiled down to FRUSTRATION. I’m having all of these lightbulb moments and learning lessons and then get knocked down back to this point of limbo where I’m stuck in the middle of it all. A place where I know dieting does not work but yet all of the things happening now don’t WORK either.

Then that brings me to wonder what WORK is? Is there a defining moment where I can call myself ok? What turns my situation into a success story? Is it dropping excess weight? Is it loving yourself without lying? Is it being able to be your raw self no matter what?

I’m done whining though. I’m taking what is happening to me now as something I’m supposed to learn something from or go through.

I am moving on

This is the first time we took a vacation where we didn’t live at home. Now instead of just laundry to tend to, we got cleaning, mail, dishes unpaid bills and work. I think a perfect vacation is 2 weeks long. One week going somewhere and the next to relax and take a vacation from your vacation šŸ™‚

I do feel better after eating more foods that have life in them and drinking more water.I had a great run yesterday and am hoping to repeat one today. My goal for the totally undertrained first ever 5k race is to have fun and finish in 50 minutes or under.


I got TONS of laundry to tend to now.

šŸ˜¦

Without stopping?

MEEEEEEEE!


I usually run for one song on boardwalk. Then walk a bit, then continue running. Today, I ran the whole way! Of course this was in between walking and other jogging intervals, but it felt great!

It’s showing me that I’m making progress. More importantly, I actually LIKE doing it and there is no pressure on myself.

*happy dance*

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Me: I have been pretty bummed about the way Im not listening to my body as much as I did when I first started eating intuitively.

Inner Voice: Well, you should be proud of yourself for coming so far in fixing your relationship with food

Me: Thats the problem, I don’t think that it is about the food anymore, because if it was . . . I wouldn’t be sabotaging myself and falling off the wagon a lot. I would TRULY and HONESTLY want to feed my body right because that’s what it deserves.

Inner Voice: Well then there is your problem right there!

Me: What do you mean?

Inner Voice: I mean that under all these food issues, the real problem is that you don’t love and accept yourself. Someone who loves and accepts themselves honestly, is someone who feeds themselves well out of love.

Me: Your absolutely right and thats kind of sad . . . Well, then how do I love and accept myself?

Inner Voice: . . . . . I don’t know, but you must figure it out

Me: *sigh*

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  • Ayla: My easiest dinner recipe? PB + banana sandwich. Takes 2 minutes which makes me a very happy girl.
  • kristisn: Yum! That looks like a great dinner.
  • Kate D: After two scarring experiences stuck in big city rush hour traffic (facing the wrong direction) while on vacation with my parents I totally understand

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