Day #8 of no chocolate. I'm finding it MUCH easier. Plus, now that I'm doing my Swing for the Fences Challenge, it is somehow making it even easier. I had one of the best "plan" days that I've ever had yesterday. I won't know my final calorie burn until tomorrow, but my food choices were great! For me, anyway.
I typically work out during lunch twice a week. I have found that not only does it help to burn more calories exercising, it is easier to provide myself with a low calorie satisfying meal when I bring it from home. If you all knew me pre-surgery, you wouldn't know who I am right now. I wouldn't miss going out to lunch for anything back then! Before, it was my only social contact so I didn't want to not go. But now replacing it with working out, is not such a big deal to me.
Yesterday, my godmother (who also works with me) and I walked around the lake by our office. She & I work out together every Tuesday. We decided that for my 6 week program, we would add Thursdays to our lunch workouts. So that means that Tuesday-Thursday for most of the next 6 weeks, I will be working out and eating good, lo-cal meals at lunch. That will really help with my challenge!
I would like to also add yoga in the mornings. I just have such issues getting up earlier. But I'm tentatively wanting to layer it in next week. Of course, I have said that to myself about 15 times during the last year... If I could get myself used to getting up a little earlier for yoga now, by the time it is light in the mornings, I'm hoping that I can get myself to run. Baby steps...
Today is a perfect day for me to focus on my food choices. I am not working out AT ALL which is unusual for me. I'm meeting a friend for lunch and Debi and I are going to see Tommy Tune tonight. I need to learn how to make the right choices without relying on reaching my calorie deficit through exercise alone. Food is my nemesis and I will conquer it! At least for 6 weeks. :)