Tina’s Day 6- Struggling

I wrote down 5 mantras for today.

1) Intuitively eating what my body
needs and wants is ED recovery.
(ED is an Eating Disorder)

2) Being grateful for food means
appreciating all that made the food
available and savoring each bite.

3) “Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last time.”

4) “Be happy in the moment. That’s enough. Each moment is all we need; not more.”

5) “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

I definitely struggled today due to the lack of structure since it’s my day off. I need to do laundry, study, clean and frankly I don’t feel well. This is exactly the type of mood that would normally have me reaching for sweet, sugary carbs. It’s a good thing there are none in the house.

I said my mantras. I socialized with family. I soaked in a soothing hot bubble bath to relieve stress. I might make a placemat with my mantras on them. I think that would be helpful for me. I definitely need to work on my to do list mindfully & add structure to my weekends.


  1. Irishdancer515@hotmail.com'
    November 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I hear ya Tina!!! I always feel lost food wise on the weekends! I am not feeling well either and I forced myself to make soup from scratch!! I would be searching for the quickest thing to pop open and eat, or justify eating McDonald’s French fries and an Orang Hi-c because the salt will help my throat and the orange Hi-C has vitamin c to make me feel better!!! Congrats on identifying your mantras AND saying them!! what a big accomplishment!!! Keep it up and every day, in every way you will get stronger!

    • xrsize@me.com'
      November 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you for the reply and especially for the encouragement. I appreciate it. Much better day today. My to do list is adding the structure I needed. I’m taking it one task at a time.

  2. annakristin.stout@gmail.com'
    November 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Love the placemat idea!

    • xrsize@me.com'
      November 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      I used thermal laminating sheets to make a mindful placemat AND I’m going to redo another one with my mantras on it. Thanks for your comment:)

  3. runlissette@gmail.com'
    November 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I have same experience (or very similar). Can you help advice me how I can become a trainer and nutrionist so I can help others?

    • xrsize@me.com'
      November 18, 2013 at 4:17 am

      Two main avenues to becoming a trainer are the longer route which is to study Exercice Science and/or Physical Fitness in college which is the route I took. It includes a nutrition class.

      The second avenue is to go through any one of a number of organizations such as ACE (Anerican Council on Exercise), NASM, ACSM or another organization such as FITOUR to order the study guide and /or take the Certification exam as a Oersonal Trainer.

      Through a one year program in College, I received my Certification as a Physical fitness Technologist, am midway through the Bachelor Degree Program for Exercise Science through KSU and am studying for the ACSM (Anerican College of Sports Medicine) Personal Trainer Exam. It’s not easy. It’s like a nursing exam.
      Good luck & let me know how it’s going.