Are you in control?

By Laura Kelly-Pifer

This has been one of those weeks where it just seems like one thing after another keeps piling right on top of everything else.  What does that make me want to do?  Yep, you guessed it…..EAT!  I’m an emotional eater.  Always have been.

Let me tell you how my week started.  I was on my way home from LA for work.  I knew it was going to be a long day.  It would be 11 pm before we arrived at the airport.  Add waiting on luggage and a 2-hour drive and it would be a LONG night.   Once we landed, I called my husband to let him know that I would be home in the next few hours.  It was a 5-hour flight so it had been a while since I had spoken to him.

As he started talking to me, it seemed strange that he was so alert for it being so late.  Now mind you, I had hoped that he was staying up late to welcome me home but that wasn’t the case.  As he spoke, all I heard was….”Bailey is in the ER.  She collided with another girl trying to make a goal”.  I did hear the rest of what he said but it didn’t sink in; I only heard the first part of his conversation. After I finally listened clearly to what Bob said, I gained control of the situation.  Thankfully, it was just a sprain/break and they were waiting on X-rays to confirm her diagnosis.  But I will tell you that if I could have moved mountains to get there, I would have!  No momma likes to see their babies in pain.

So, that brings us to where I tend to be an emotional eater and a confession.  I tend to like control.  I like being in control of who I’m going to see, where I’m going to be and what I’m going to do.  When I lose control, I sometimes make bad choices.  And today…..I wanted to make some bad choices.  I was thinking pizza, popcorn, a glass of wine, maybe more and I knew that wasn’t the right answer.  I had to regain focus on what was going on.  I could not sabotage myself again.

So, how did I do this?  Honestly, I reached out.  I reached out for help to my coach and friend and I vented.  She listened and it made me feel better.  Did I cave?  Not like I would have in the past.  Coaches have days too where they do the best that they can but they struggle; each one of us.  So, what happened?   I came home, had a glass of wine, worked out and then went to bed.  I maintained more control than that of the past.  That made me happy!!  I realized that I DO have control!

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Wishing you good health!


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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!


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