So for me, it’s all about the workout. I KNOW how to eat healthy. I know I shouldn’t be filling my day’s calories with simple carbs and that I should really trade a candy bar with a piece of fruit or some veggies. I’m actually really good at it. There is usually one day in the week in which I just cave. Tomorrow for example, I already know I want Chipotle for lunch. Chipotle is probably the worst thing I could eat, but I know if I don’t just give into the craving, I’ll continue to want it. I’m actually only doing Chipotle because it is for a co-worker’s farewell fiesta. I am “taking one for the team.”
On a side note, I am actually fasting (900 calories a day) and not eating out/buying groceries (save for tomorrow) and donating all the money I would spend to Haiti. I feel really good about it, because it is honestly a wake-up call to how much we eat. I was driving to the gym after work and I was absolutely starving. I was okay to work out, but I just reflected on the whole idea in the car. I CAN go fulfill my hunger whenever I want. It just puts everything into perspective for me.
Anyway – the whole point of this entry is my workout. I am LOVING my workout lately. I have been doing about 20 minutes of cardio (I get really bored if I do anymore – this is bad), which is usually a combo platter of run/walk on the treadmill (walk 2 minutes, run 3 minutes, walk 1 minute, run 4, etc) or using the Spin bike. The spin bike has been really hard on my knees, which just makes me push more. I want to grow the muscle in my legs so that it isn’t painful in my knee. Beyond the cardio, I have a mix of strength-training I do. I use the different machines for my legs and arms in addition to doing lunges with weights, crunches, planks – and really, I do not know the name of the half the stuff I do. The trainers at my gym give me tips, which has been fantastic!
Oh, and my tip of the day: EAT BREAKFAST. My energy level when I eat breakfast versus when I don’t is mind blowing. So, just do it.