- This whole healthy living thing comes easy to everyone else, it’s only hard for me.
- They just get to eat whatever they want and I have to think about it so forget it.
- Well, I already messed up today so may as well keep eating and start over tomorrow.
- Oh, you mean I can’t eat anything I want and be healthy?
Seems so silly, but some days it hits me over the head that making a healthy living choice (or deciding not to spend money I don’t have on something I want) is not necessarily going to be something that I WANT to do. The healthy decision is not going to come naturally all the time. Maybe it will get easier, but it also might not. One would think this would be clear and top of mind for me, but it’s really not. You know that “entitlement” feeling? Well, I love to cook and learning about food so therefore I’m “entitled” to eat all that I want. Or I work therefore I should be able to buy everything I want. As I said above, sometime I need a major “kick in the butt”!
Given what I have just written, it should come as no surprise to you that I did not complete a single workout on my list from last week. Unless you count shooting clay pigeons? Anyone? You also should not be surprised that my Type A self has come up with another nice little chart to help incentivize me (is that a word?). There might just be a column on this chart where I can stick a gold star if I follow my plan. Yes, apparently I am in elementary school again, I was a little excited about the thought of receiving a gold star.
Gold Star = 5 workouts for the week + weight loss (and/or following points plan)
So let’s see if I can earn a gold star this week, shall we?
- Mon – Run with Back On My Feet
- Tues – Strength Training
- Wed – Run with Back On My Feet
- Thurs – Strength Training
- Fri – Something Different (at least 30 minutes)
- Sat – Run 2m & Strength
- Sun – Run 4m
I’ve been meaning to make these Spicy Black Bean Burgers for awhile and finally had the opportunity to tonight. With baked sweet potato fries on the side. I was hopeful that Ben would like them too and he did! Success!
This was not really a photogenic dinner, but I promise it was good.
I picked this up at Trader Joe’s today, I love it! Have you gotten your tree yet? We are getting ours this weekend. Can’t wait!