This weekend was quite the sugary feast. Between the two of us we polished off:
- An Oreo creme pie
- A batch of Funfetti cake mix cookies
- Several mini desserts from Carrabba’s
- One pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
- Small batch of scones
- Several helpings of animal crackers
Before drifting off to sleep, we declared that today would be the start of “Operation Healthy.”
Both of us have been snacking on a lot of sweets lately and I’ve noticed myself feeling more lethargic and sluggish than usual. I can only attribute this to the myriad of indulgent treats I’ve been enjoying daily.
I am all for indulging every day, but in moderation. A cookie or two every day is completely fine, but I haven’t been eating just one cookie. I’ve been enjoying birthday cake at work, baked goods at home and overly indulgent weekends.
Operation Healthy commences today and we’re working together to shift our sweet tooth away from inordinate amounts of baked goods. I love to bake, but a whole batch of cookies chillin’ in a home where only two people live spells trouble… especially when those two people are self-proclaimed cookie monsters.
I will still have my daily treats, but they will be controlled and limited to one or two yummy goodies every day. I don’t want to gorge on ice cream since it only leaves me feeling overly stuffed and lethargic. This decision is not motivated by my weight, but rather by my health and the way I’ve been feeling. I want my energy back! Watch out spinach, here I come!
I slept like a ROCK last night. I think I yawned my way through BodyPump this morning, and by the time I was actually awake, the class was over. One of the many benefits of early morning workouts!
After the Pump, I took Sadie on a 40-minute walk around the lake near our apartment. Today was apparently “awesome stick day” because Sadie tried to entice me with about five different sticks. She jumped around like a nut job and got quite a few smiles from strangers. Sure, it’s cute when she’s not yours. Just kiddin’… I love my stick-obsessed pup!
Breakfast was sweet, but healthy! Operation Healthy is in full swing!
Today’s morning meal included a bowl of Greek yogurt, topped with slices pineapple, nectarine and strawberries.
Protein-packed, sweet, creamy, and delicious! Score!
Question of the Morning
- Do you find it difficult to stop eating indulgent foods once you start?
- How to you switch back to healthy eating?