It started on Tuesday with an innocent craving for homemade chocolate chip cookies. I love them so much. Usually have them in the freezer and all I need is to be able to break off a piece of one to quell the craving daily. However we had run out.. and it had been days.. SO I begged, hinted and prodded my daughter into making these while I was at work:
(these aren’t the exact ones, but they looked just like this!!). I walked in hungry and craving and there they were warm still on the counter. Normally in a situation such as this I can eat half of one and be done.. but it was the perfect storm and I ended up eating two.. big cookies. I NEVER do that,, but it was good.
Wednesday, I ate another whole one.. THursday not so bad, but then on Friday I met a girlfriend for wine and a bite to eat at a local italian restaurant
The plan was to eat salad and a veggie based dinner.. Unfortunately, I made that be a pizza.. delicious dough.. but not so good for my thighs.
To round off this disaster of eating week, my clients daughter is selling cupcakes at the farmer’s market Saturday. I couldnt’ go, but I asked my client to bring me 4.. 3 red velvet and 1 vanilla with chocolate frosting. She happily obliged and within 10 minutes of having them in my sweaty mitts I had eaten half of one red velvet…That wouldn’t be so bad except later that day (yesterday) I went to a birthday party for my girlfriend. There I drank 4 draft beers.. ( I never drink beer!! WINE only!) and consumed not 1 but TWO LARGE peices of the best cheese cake I have ever had!!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?????
This morning I woke with a wee bit of a hangover and a wake up call! I have been on some sort of sick carbolicious train ride this past week and its time to get off! I have maintained a 10lb weight loss for almost a year now and that won’t be the case if I keep making this ridiculous decisions.
SO with my wake up call I also realized how lame my workouts had become. I “run” every day.. but really that involves a lot of walking as well. I love my yoga.. but due to where I live I don’t have access to the super intense style I like, so the level of intensity is not where I would like it. Basically I feel like I do enough to “get by”,, or “maintain” where I am at. That shit stops here with the carbolicious train ride.
Five weeks from tomorrow I turn 46 years old. I don’t want to be just getting by.. I want to be strong and lean. I want to go into the latter half of my 40’s confident and energetic. So starting today… my goals for the next five weeks:
~Increase the level of intensity of my run/walks.. either longer or more intense
~2-3 times a week add some sort of weight routine or kickbox dvd for added cardio
~Push self deeper in each yoga practice..
~No more empty carbs!!! Okay.. I know myself here,, I cannot quit cold turkey.. so I can have 1/2 of a chocolate chip cookie daily or 2 hershey kisses. besides that no bread (except ezekiel), no white flour and or sugar.. done!
~with the above mentioned comes super clean eats. I am going to scour the internet for delicious easy vegan type recipes.. so many good choices out there!! Love this girl! Angela is her name and her site ROCKS.
~wine… once a week. I can have 2 glasses. THAT IS IT! (this has become a nightly habit that is really not necessary!!)
To keep myself accountable, I am planning on posting here my workouts and food journal.. daily.. (hopefully:))
wish me luck people!!