CHALLENGES! Very BIG challenges!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
All day today I’ve been having small troubles. I was in a kitchen at my work for a large part of the day preparing the food for the kids. And this is when I would normally eat twice as much just too...you know – “TASTE.” Well today was different I tried really hard and I ate the minimal amount required to make sure everything was okay taste, temperature and all.
On top of that, all day I was dragging my feet and not wanting to go to the gym. It so far, I’m tiered... all the excuses are good... right. I was going to just train a little bit at home and then I unfortunately had decided to forget about just get home, shower and relax. I figured one missed day was going to be so bad...I went yesterday after all.
As if that wasn’t enough challenge for one day, another one hits me in the face when I get home. As I go into the kitchen to put my things into the fridge a large box of brownies and mini cakes just sit there on the counter. I would normally just say F*** that and eat at least one of each and maybe even an additional one (the one I liked the most).
I almost did – but then I thought of all the hard work I’ve been doing, my weekend indulgences, the scale and my nutrition tracker (I did not want to enter mini cake 220 – 260 calories). And with a lot of hard work... I not only walked away but I skated my way away. THAT’S RIGHT ! ! I took my roller-skates, walked out of the house and took a ride – me, myself and I.
That ride lasted a whole 70minutes and allowed me to clear my head, think of what I really wanted and rethink those mini cakes. Was it really worth eating a mini cake (or cakes) and have a few minutes of pleasure or go take a nice ride have the 70 minutes of pleasure from that and also gain the other benefits – ultimately leading me to my goal? I chose the second one and when I got home I was so proud of myself – I would have NEVER done that before!
* I mean look at those things... they look so good - Right! But I just walked away and did some exercise instead. *