Monday, September 3, 2012

Fall.  Football. Chips and Guac.  Beer. Cheese Dip. Burgers.  Labor Day.  How fun.

Luckily for me, the boyfriend has to work all day, so we are NOT at a cookout.  Unluckily for me, I'm holed up with a pesky UTI and I've been feeling super sluggish.  I managed to go to the gym and walk for an hour after watching 5 hours of television... jeez.

Did you know that 1 corn chip has 1 gram of fat in it?  Doesn't that make you sick?  It makes me never ever want to eat chips and guac again.  But... that's possibly my favorite snack ever. 

Seems like holidays are the time for cheat days. Is that how everyone else feels? Temptation is the devil, in my's hard to constantly say no and leave it all up to willpower. If you're ready to make your healthy lifestyle a priority, you've got to start with a strong foundation. Indulgences are necessary from time to time, but staying committed to a routine will help habits stick for long-term success.

I need to:
1. make goals
2. schedule workouts.  This is a big one for me.  I can ALWAYS find time to do something else.
3. plan ahead.  I need to make my lunch before bed, or know that I have a Zone bar waiting for me at the office.  I don't need to get caught off guard by the people who ask me if I want to take a walk to grab a bite, beer, etc.

I'm going to spend a few minutes right now and plan the next weeks workouts.  I know my calendar fills up quickly, so this is a great idea for me.


  1. 1 gram of fat PER chips?? OMG! that is horrible!

    For me holidays and family gatherings have always been a reason to go on a binge fest - Now I am slowly learning that I don't need to "binge" on things only because its a family dinner - or because it's a holiday - finding a balance - and not having a "forbidden food" list, knowing that if I want to have a I dunno burger/whatever - that I can will make it easier.
    cause then I know that if I want to have it again later I can, so I do not need to stuff my self until I explode.

    Planning is a great idea - make sure to give your self a calorie buffer for the "unexpected" things.

  2. temptation surely is the devil. If your willpower is weak you are done! It's what I've been fighting all year. Plan, plan, plan...then EXECUTE!!

  3. Making time to exercise is so hard. I used to be able to do it no problem, but I've lost all motivation. I have to make myself do it every single time.