It really is the bad food choices that make it hard to track, isn't it? I've been forcing myself to track every day - even through the Calgary Stampede debauchery. Oh, yes, I tracked mini-donuts and beer this year. I will say that tracking them made me want to eat them less the next time!
It did become an incentive to work out, but I was going to work out anyway. I know many people who say that they run so they can drink beer and I don't really see a problem with that so long as they actually LIKE running. There are a lot of things I don't enjoy doing that I do so that I can do something I truly enjoy, but I don't see it as punishment. Having a job isn't punishment for traveling. Scooping cat litter isn't my punishment for having a cat. It's just a part of the deal.
So working out is part of the fitness deal. In the end, I get something I want - a smaller, healthier body, but on the way, I have to do things I don't particularly WANT to at any given time.
That said, I really never have regretted a workout. After it's done. And sometimes (most times, actually) I really do want to run. I look forward to it for more than just the ability to have the odd frozen yogurt with some candies on top because it isn't punishment for having the yogurt.
| current weight: 235.0