The wrong way to think like a minimalist
Sunday, March 17, 2013
1. I've been eating too much over the past few days. It started with a huge binge on Friday. I don't know why. I wanted sweet, I wanted salty, I wanted nothing, then I wanted it all. On Saturday, I didn't say no very much. I didn't eat as much as on Friday, but was still very much over my calorie range. Today, I just kept eating. Part of it was the desire to finish the dessert that I had made so that it wouldn't be around any longer to stare me in the eyes. I know that is the wrong way to approach the situation, but it is already done, so I need to move on.
2. The quinoa breakfast bake, as cool as it seemed really turned out to be not worth the calories. After eating one, already caloric, portion, I didn't feel satisfied. I didn't like the quinoa bake by itself but adding yogurt only added more calories. This is not good for me because I've noticed that if I eat a lot in the morning, that sets the tone for the rest of the day. I prefer to eat a little bit but to eat something that, like cottage cheese, will keep me full for a while.
3. My final thought is that I have been thinking too much like a minimalist when it comes to exercise. My goal has been to work out 3 times per week. While that is a noble goal, it is pretty much the minimum, no? The problem with this is also that I always aim for 3 but often come short at 2. Also, I hate to spend a lot of time on exercise on any one day, so I end up not working on all of the areas that I want. Yesterday, for example, I focused more on my arms and neglected my legs.
So my solution will be to go to the gym more often, but to try to vary my exercises. For example, do cardio every time but focus on arms one day and focus on my legs the next. Not sure, maybe I'll try to search SP for some tips on exercise.
Wishing a great week to all!