Oh man, you guys. We need to talk about yesterday. Yesterday just went downhill into a pit so so fast. I made some crucial mistakes which (hopefully in recognizing them) I will not make again and then I just let myself go… I didn’t go to the gym after work even though I had planned on it. Because of that I got home really early and I just started eating and I didn’t stop. So. Much. Chocolate. Then I felt bad about myself so I ate some more chocolate. This set a bad tone for my week.
So, (as Taylor Swift would say) let’s shake it off and talk strategies:
First, I need to make it a point to go to the gym on Monday. It’s an important day for me and, as I noted above, it sets the tone for my week in a lot of ways. I need to remind myself of this and GET THERE on Mondays.
Second, especially if I’m leaving work early and heading home I need to be very careful about having free time in my apartment when I haven’t mapped out what I’m going to eat–this just leads to free-for-all snacking which I always regret later and makes me feel bad. If I don’t feel like going to the gym or going home there are plenty of other things I can do besides lying on my couch and watching crap tv.
Third, I do have self-control and I can exercise it in the face of dessert but I need to remember that self-control is also about what I purchase and make available to myself in my home–ahem the chocolate mountain that was in my fridge yesterday.
To conclude: gym on Mondays, less couch-lounging time, make judicious choices about what sweets I purchase.
What I Ate Today:
Breakfast (387) I had a breakfast smoothie this morning: cup of almond milk, cup of frozen berries, one banana. Plus I had a grapefruit and some cold brew iced coffee with a little half and half.
Lunch (703) For lunch I had the leftovers of my homemade pizza from Sunday night along with 2 clementines.
Snacks (78) So sue me… I had another grapefruit…
Dinner (800) For dinner I had another serving of the chicken pasta bake with spinach and parmesan along with some shishito peppers sauteed in olive oil with some flaky Maldon sea salt. Yum.
Today I did Day 27 of Lauren Gleisberg’s 30×30 Fat Loss Shred.
Summing up the day
|2 Liters of water every day (1 pt.)||1|
|Stop Eating before 9pm (1 pt.)||0|
|No processed food (1 pt.)||1|
|No sweets/sugary treats (2 pts.)||2|
|At or below calorie limit (3 pts.)||3|
|Accurate food journal (1 pt.)||1|
|Stick to meal plan (1 pt.)||1|
|Strength Training (1 pt.)||0|
|Cardio Training (1 pt.)||1|
|No Alcohol (1 pt.)||1|