It’s official, diet and exercise makes a HUGE difference in my mood. Today I feel GREAT! I started my morning with a fun fruit salad and a trip to the gym, and honestly, that’s all it took to snap me out of it. Even though the scale is up, I’m not letting the number get to me as I know it will drop tomorrow after the enormous amounts of water I drank today. We all know I didn’t gain 4 pounds in 3 days, it’s not possible. Most of it is water retention from the bad food choices. Well see tomorrow, but I’m pretty sure I’m right.
So on to this catching up thing. Over the weekend I noted a few things I wanted to tell you about but (as you know) I was uninspired. Now I’m more motivated and ready.
There were two particular quotes the husband made that I need to share.
His first comment was after I offered to make him lunch. Saturday morning he hit Burger King for his absolute favorite breakfast (you are going to die, I told you he’s a fast food junky, right? Ok ya ready?) 3 egg and cheese croissan’wiches. (believe me I TRY – don’t ask) Anyway, that was about 8:30AM. Around 2:00PM I tell him I’m going to make lunch and he says…
“No thanks, I’m still full from this morning.”
What? Full from this morning?!? Now granted he ate about 1000 calories in one sitting but still, if I did that I’d be looking to eat lunch at noon anyway. Almost like I was programmed to do so. It was then I realized how much he listens to his body. He may not make the best choices but overall the man does not eat when he isn’t hungry. It sounds funny to say that but think about it. I mean really think about it. How many times have you eaten when you weren’t hungry just because it was “time” to eat? I don’t know about you, but I do that ALL the time. It’s like I use the time as an excuse to eat instead of listening to my body.
The second one is a bit of a pat on the back for me but it made me feel so good I need to share.
“Look at you, you are THAT girl.”
This came out of the husbands mouth at the gym Saturday morning. He said it after I came out of the locker room in my sports top and workout clothes. It made me smile because I still have a hard time seeing myself as “that” girl. I was never the active fit girl, if anything I was the complete opposite. It is really amazing how much I’ve changed. If you don’t think it’s possible, believe me, it IS! It really is.
|Morning Scale Reading: 147.5 (Not freaking out, it was TOTALLY expected after this weekend)|
|Strawberry Orange Salad||2|
|cup of chicken and black bean soup and a veggie wrap (from resturant – estimate)||7|
|Homemade Lentil Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich||7|
|Chocolate Pomegranate Flavored VitaBrownie||1|
|Daily Activity Log|
|25 minutes on bike, lower body circuit, 5 pull ups with 52 lbs assistance|