I haven't been posting anything lately because I don't feel entirely FitFluential or Tough like the brands I'm supposed to represent. I've indulged in a few too many pints of Ben & Jerry's, I've skipped too many workouts and laid around sulking instead, and I've beat myself up mentally over every single mishap making myself feel like a complete and utter failure. So here I sit, with the scale taunting me with a number I'm not at all comfortable with, and the knowledge that I've done this to myself for no good reason whatsoever.
I'm not going to sit here and say that I WILL change and this will NEVER happen again. That's just setting myself up for failure. What I will say is that, I will continue to make every possible effort to change my coping methods for dealing with stress. Things in my life are not going to get better overnight, and I can't let them consume me. I may get knocked down, but I will get back up. I will take the sadness and anger and use it constructively to make things better instead of letting it consume me internally. Instead of drowning myself in a pint of Americone Dream, I will drown myself in sweat. That is my promise to myself.
How do you cope with stress?
Do you run it off?
Do you eat it into submission?