The difference is me

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Things are going well. Boot camp isn't getting any easier but I'm starting to accept what I already knew.... Losing weight isn't easy.

My boot camp instructor was looking at my food log and noticed I seem to be having a love affair with Paul Newman. Not the good, healthy, light italian dressing Paul Newman, the other one...you know the one, the rich, tasty, full fat Creamy Caesar Paul Newman. I know it goes against what I'm trying to accomplish but I feel that if this is supposed to be a lifestyle NOT a diet, then Creamy caesar is part of that life. I did agree with her that at 190 calories for 2 oz, I could be spending my calories on a wiser choice. Seeing that I've had Paul several times this week, a compromise needs to be found. After some thought, I have decided to try moderation and instead of indulging in the full 2 oz servings to use 1 oz serving and mix it with some pico de gallo or maybe only indulge once a week.

I find it interesting that I used to belong to a gym that was three blocks away from my house and I didn't go. I find it interesting that I used to belong to the Y and I complained that since it was 15 minutes from my house, it wasn't convenient. I find it interesting that I drive 20 minutes to go to a public park, dodge the occasional dog poop, get bitten by bugs, and sweat my patootie off for boot camp and don't even mind the drive.

I think the difference is being outdoors vs being in an enclosed space. I think the difference is going someplace and knowing that you will be doing something different than what you did the day before vs walking into the traditional gym trying to figure out what to do. I think the difference is (bugs aside) that it's nice to be outside. It could be the difference is me being ready and finding the right thing at the right time.

Well, I gotta pick the grass out of my hair. Tomorrow is another day to try to get it right.
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