Friday, January 13, 2012

Pushing through

Friday, 3:55. I cannot wait to get out of work...I feel so tired today!
Tired leads to feeling munchy. Why do these two things go together?

Bags of candy, caramel corn and chocolate cookies sat out in the office (across from my desk) most of the day.

Yesterday, there was cheesecake.

Oh yes, there was cheesecake.

This girl didn't touch a MORSEL of ANY of it. I ate my plan, drank my coffee and my water.

I won't say I wasn't tempted, because I really was, but I didn't give in.
I found myself at a food crossroad. This is when the IFG (Inner Fat Girl) says "It's fine to just have a bite. Just go ahead. I mean, it's CHEESECAKE! You are so tired, and it will give you energy!"

No fat girl, No.

Because one bite is too many and a thousand is not enough.
AS soon as I start, I can't stop.

So, I have to continuously monitor myself not to start. Not to take that one little step across the line that leads me into insanity. It's never, ever, ever "just a bite".

So, it figures that as I gear up to begin my 5K training, New England decides to actually become New England in the winter, and temps are plunging into the teens. Running in the cold. Not my idea of fun. I will probably still try it tomorrow, during the "warmest" part of the day. It's a start - only 25 minutes. I have good winter gear to wear, so I think I will be good.

Tomorrow morning is another workout at Bodyology. Training twice a week there is different. I am just recovering from the soreness of Wednesday, and I'll be back for more tomorrow! But, different workout.

The other night on the way home from my weight-heavy workout there, I thought about how good it feels after you are done. I'm not just talking about the mental satisfaction, but for me, when my muscles are cooling down and relaxing after I have worked them hard, it feels so good. Like when you crawl into bed after a long day and your whole body just relaxes. That's kinda the feeling. It's awesome. And I ALWAYS sleep like a ROCK that night. I guess it's one of those things that keeps me going back for me. A different type of addiction, maybe? Eh, at least it's a healthy one!

Weekends are usually tough on the food, but I am committed to keeping my steady pace. Keep moving forward. I hope all of you out there are doing the same!!


  1. Good job avoiding the stuff at work!! My inner fat girl has been whispering A LOT to me lately...and I've given in a few too many times. We'll stay strong this weekend! Exercising...eating well...we can do it :)

  2. Weekends are easier for me, it's the work week that throws me off! Good job staying away from the cheesecake!

  3. You are my hero this week! Saying no to the cheesecakes of this world is superwoman power!