but can I walk the walk? This weekend I've done plenty of backsliding. All those great goals and epiphanies I had - yeah, out the window. It's just so easy to fall back into old, comfortable habits. Some of the things that have gone wrong:
1) Sweets. We made cookies on Sunday. I ate 7. So much for portion control.
2) Laziness. Instead of going outside with the rest of the family while they had a good romp on the farm, I sat on my rear and watched 3 hours of tv. Relaxing, yes. Good for me, no.
3) Media. Tabloid magazines, Bowflex commercials, movie previews. I had plenty of exposure to glammed up gorgeous people - which of course gets the mind rolling down the "I can never be that skinny and pretty I should never eat again" path. Not a good path to wander down. If anything my mentality should have been "gee, that working out is effective, let's hit the gym" - but like I said, old habits die hard.
4) Cravings. For several days now I have been absolutely craving a HUGE plate of amazing fetucini alfredo. Like creamy, buttery Red Lobster alfredo. Fortunately, I can't have it (the closest I can get is some Newman's Own sauce on gf noodles), but not satisfying that craving means that no matter what I eat, I feel deprived. So instead of enjoying the healthy and delicious foods I'm eating, I've been grazing my way through the house trying to find something to quell the craving.
But, it's a new week which means a clean slate for me. Heading to the Y tonight for some yoga to ease back into the working out. Put together a few outfits that make me feel thin and glam (even with 20 lbs to go). Got out my small plates and bowls to eat off of. And just maybe I'll indulge in a tiny portion of alfredo just to get past the craving - then I can really enjoy all the yummy, healthy dinners I've planned for the week. Wish me luck!