Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I gave myself a big hug today because I worried about gaining extra poundage during the "birthday" season. I didn't do any cardio last night because I ate too much at dinner ( I meant, I ate too much CAKE after dinner). I have my arsenal of "goodies" ready for any tempation, and even if I slip once, I know my efforts and dedication will pay off for just a day, then I'll get back to my routine the next day. I've been reading a lot about "down time" for the body. I understand that if your body relaxes for a day, you can still burn calories because your metabolism is still in full gear. Just keeping up with regular activities (vaccumming, walking up and down the stairs, mowing the lawn, gardening, etc.) will keep the metabolism steady, therefore the calories you ingest won't be stored. I don't mean eat chips and junk whilst vegging on the couch, you can still indulge a little, just keep active.
I feel silly thinking I got myself worked up, but now in retrospect, I really must love myself because i actually do care about what happens to me and my body.