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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Feeling Hopeful :D

Photobucket So.. Yes Hello and here we are on day two and boy am I aching in all sorts of ways and places. I got my workout in last night it was a little late about 10:30pm but I got it in none the less. So this morning I was definitely feeling the effects of the work I put in, but I refuse to let that hinder me from getting in my workout today.

Umm.. okay so I have a confession to make. Yesterday, while out at a bookstore I sat down to read and it was a bit nippy where I was sitting enjoying my read, so I decided that I wanted something warm to drink to warm me up a bit. So I go up to the cafe and ordered:

A chai tea latte, with a couple of extra shots of vanilla, topped with whipped cream and a CARAMEL DRIZZLE... and as if that was not bad enough of course I add two splendas to top it off!! WHO DOES THAT?? Apparently I do.. (shaking head) It's what I USUALLY order. The sad part about was it didn't even dawn on me that I could definitely made a better beverage choice until I heard the lady behind me order her latte with the healthy bare minimums and I thought oh my gosh what did I just do??!!

I must say I couldn't even enjoy my "sugar" latte after I realized how easy it was for me to forget for even a moment everything I vowed and pledged. I was so upset with myself I skipped dinner completely (wrong answer) and was kicking myself in the butt for the rest of the night.

But I can tell you one thing I didn't let it get me all the way down, I knocked out my work out that evening even though it was getting late.. so I felt that I redeemed myself a little bit for what it was worth, but I have to remember to always keep my goals ahead of me and not let myself make thoughtless decisions about what I put in my body.

Today has been a good day, I followed through with my healthy meals throughout the day starting with breakfast. I made a healthy dinner for me and my husband and managed to eat it before 8pm and it was good. I ate only until I was satisfied not full, and now in about 40 min after the show The Biggest Loser of course I will be hitting the treadmill for my 30min/ 2mile interval run.

Being able to run 2miles in 30min is pretty standard for me, but I will know I am really improving when I can finish my 2miles in less than 30 min. I'll be keeping you posted... Wish Me Luck!!

1 comment:

  1. That whipped cream seems so innocent, doesn't it? I was shocked to learn how much fat and calories are actually in it. Well, duh, that's why they call it whipped CREAM! LOL!

    Good for you for not getting down on yourself. This process is so much about learning. And as they say, knowledge is power -- in this case, the power to change your life.