Confession time: I did a bad thing yesterday. I was stressed. And tired. And grumpy about being stressed and tired. And when I got home from work, I decided it was a great idea to do the following:
- Put extra cheese on my Shepard’s pie leftovers, because the piles of cheese already on top were, clearly, not enough for me.
- Eat BBQ chips right out of the bag 20 minutes later.
- Eat a giant chocolate chip cookie 15 minutes after that.
- Drink 3 glasses of wine.
Yep, that about covers it! I’m feeling much better today and did manage to redeem myself this morning (we’ll get to workout/breakfast time in a minute), but I thought I’d use my “moment of weakness” as an opportunity to remind everyone (and myself, I suppose) that we’re all human.
Hopefully you all can empathize with me on this one. Every once in a while classic stress relievers- exercise, positive thinking, meditation, whatever- they’re just not cutting it. I’ll eat mindlessly, throw caution to the wind, and afterwards I can only do one thing: shrug my shoulders, buck up, and move on, despite the tiny panicked feeling after I realize just how much crap I managed to feed myself in a 60-minute time period.
Sometimes in the land of healthy bloggers, it can seem like everyone is high on flax seed and high-intensity-intervaling their way through stressful times. Positive thinking is great, don’t get me wrong. Ask anyone- I am the QUEEN of positive thinking. But every now and then, dammit, I wanna eat chips out of the bag. Processed, artificially flavored, where-does-the-color-come-from chips. And I refuse to feel bad about it.
So how do I bounce back from this kind of garbage-fest? I move on. I accept the fact that I took indulgence to a whole new level and get back on the wagon. Cause I really do like flax seed, and a great workout can work wonders!
Today’s a brand new day and so we’re just going to pretend last night didn’t happen!
Workout & Breakfast
When the alarm went off at 4:30, I got up without complaint (I ate my weight in BBQ chips last night, now’s not the time to be a slacker!) and got dressed for the gym.
Once there, I hopped on the adaptive motion trainer for 35 minutes of intervals. After my cardio I grabbed a medicine ball and worked my abs for a while. I did most of the moves from my Burnin’ Abs workout and finished up with some stretching. My whole workout took just under an hour.
After I got home and ready for work, I grabbed one of the breakfast sandwiches I pre-made on Monday and heated it up for a minute in the microwave. Quick and easy!
I’m planning on assembling a salad to take to work for lunch and a couple healthy snacks. I keep individual-sized packs of banana chips, mixed nuts, and fruit in the pantry so I can grab one or two on my way out the door every day.
Have a great day!
What’s your “screw it, I’m eating this anyway” food? Mine is definitely potato chips, preferably BBQ. Lays made a cheesy bread flavor, however, that gives BBQ a run for it’s money.
What are you eating today?