Tuesday, March 01, 2011
So, it's the first day of the month, which means work is crazy busy for us and our required phone calls are through the roof, due to our sales team meeting their deadline of month-end sales yesterday. As is the custom, our company likes to bribe us to work through our lunch hour by giving us free food. Chipotle.
Normally, Chipotle is a total nightmare for me, calorie-wise. And do you think I ever eat just a half a burrito? Uh...NO. So, I've gotta say...I was a little worried about this. Now I won't say I'm a salad hater...in general, I do like salads. But when faced with a decision of what to get from a place like Chipotle, come on...who wants to get a SALAD? So, as much as it killed me at the time, I placed an order for a vegetarian Bowl (which I didn't know included rice - OOPS) and skipped the cheese, chips and sour cream (waaaah!), but sprung for guacamole. Because, I'm sorry...if there is an option for guacamole, you better believe I will ALWAYS get guacamole. There are some lines I just will not cross.
At any rate, lunch arrived and you know what? It was absolutely delicious. And for 445 calories (not bad!), I did not shed one tear at all for my missing meat, cheese, sour cream, chips or tortilla. I was completely satisfied. Wow...learn something new every day.
I'm convinced that adopting a healthy lifestyle is simply a series of small choices that add up to big results. The hardest part of all of it is making the choices. You don't understand how hard it was for me to NOT check that box for chips or cheese, thinking...what's the big deal? It's just a few more calories!!! Well, in the end, several instances like that will be a big deal.
So, yay for me. I, for one, am pleasantly surprised with myself at this moment.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Wow. Last night was some night. In addition to the clamor and wrath of Mother Nature (tornado sirens at 2am and high winds whipping the front of our house like it was an annoying obstacle in a fight to survive), my brain was filled with ridiculous, high-school level drama from supposed friends of mine, not only in the derby world, but also in our so-called church family.
All of this added up to very little sleep for me. I slept from midnight to 2am. Then, from 4am-7am. Thus, a very cranky Leah sits here venting now. Do you know that, on days like this, when I'm mentally and physically fatigued, I just don't give a crap about being healthy or being a better me? I do what I can to survive, which usually includes a ton of caffeine, no water whatsoever and plenty of horrible snacks (basically just eating non-stop, in order to stay awake and do my job).
Lucky for me, we are starting the Biggest Loser at work today. And I will be 100% honest and say the only reason I didn't call in to work today is so I could go to the kick off meeting. I've also realized that some of the closest and most trusted friends that I have at the moment are actually at work. Is that ass backwards or what?! Lol. But, seriously, without Jade, Mara, Courtney, Rose (and even Melissa, who I just met for the Biggest Loser Challenge), I would more than likely be lying in a heap in my bed today, just crying and watching chick flicks. And I'm not just saying that because I send them this blog every day.
Thanks for motivating me, ladies. We really need each other and I'm so glad to have you. Here's to attempting to make it through this day.
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