Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lent Day 29 (Thursday)

Exercise: Cycling 24 miles.  This was the first Thursday ride at the local bike shop.  The weather wasn't pristine, so the turn out was low.  Thus I got to put "Rule 5" into effect and hang on for dear life as the A group folks put the hammer down.  I think overall I did pretty well, even if my numbers in Strava really don't show it.  When the pace is something where I'm not over lactose threshold just keeping in the peleton, I think I'll be fine.


2 Peter 1:5-8
New International Version (NIV)

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thoughts:  I still struggle way too often with emotional eating.  Without a lot of preparation, I can make good choices and manage to do okay on any given day, maybe two days in a row.  The issue is making good habits every day.  I still contend that I need to improve on preparing for the bad days, so the choices aren't being made when I'm already in a bad place.  When I get home from work and I'm tired, and not really happy with myself for whatever reason is the last time that I really want to make choices about what to eat and make sure that I eat just the right amount.  If I can decide what I'm eating when I'm in control, then when I'm having a breakdown I should be able to stumble through it without having to expend the energy I don't have to cope.  I am happy that I have more good days than bad, I can manage to string together multiple good days, and that I don't roller coaster as much as I used to.  Now if I can just continue to improve on my preparation, I think I'll see the results both on and off the bike.

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