Thursday, December 04, 2014
Day 3 wasn't too terrible. I ate well throughout the day (this is made easier since I plan and bring food from home), drank enough water, and even tried a new healthy recipe for dinner (chicken with a sweet potato, corn, and kale bake). A small negative: I made cookies last night for a function at work, and not only did i eat 2 (I had to make sure they were good, right?), but I also ate some of the dough, which was at least another cookie.
But, even with the cookie eating I can see a little positive. It could have been 4 or 5 or 6 cookies (which wouldn't be unusual for me), so there was a tiny bit of self control there. I also did a very good job of trying to talk myself out of working out (I was sore from yesterday, my hubby was off work for the first night this week, I had to spend time making those cookies, etc). Instead, I made myself do a 20 minute turbo jam video. Did I go all out and give it all I had? No. But I did it. And I did burn calories and don't feel the guilt of skipping a workout I promised myself I'd do.
So then, tonight I plan do do 1.5 miles on the treadmill, and possibly some upper body strength. I've read amazing things about lifting weights for women (you don't bulk up and you can burn major fat), but something keeps holding me back. Maybe because it's unfamiliar and different. I'm used to workouts being treadmills or ellipticals or a cardio DVD. I don't know. We'll see.
Now today's challenge... I forgot to bring most of my usual food! I only have my salad (half of lunch), plus one apple, some almonds, and a mini bag of popcorn. Hmm... I hope water is filling today! I don't want to go anywhere in the rain. :Þ