The Good: I had an extremely long day today at school and didn't leave school until 5:30. The last thing I wanted to do today was workout and honestly was going to take today "off" from working out. During a meeting today, I hate a bagel and cream cheese which I shouldn't have but after I ate it I decided I need to at least come home and walk a mile on my treadmill. I didn't want to go to the gym because it is extremely packed after 5 and I didn't want to get into all of the chaos after working such a long day. I had to talk myself into walking when I got home but I am sure glad I did. I literally walked in the door, let the dogs out, put on my workout clothes and walked. I grabbed a banana before I got on the treadmill because I was starving but I just wanted something that would hold me over until I finished my workout. Like I said before, 20 minutes is my wall. There is something about hitting the 20 minute mark. When I do cross over to 20:01 I feel like I can honestly go on forever with whatever workout I am doing. I didn't think I was going to get to 20 minutes tonight. I was tired, ready to fix dinner and put on my PJs but since I caved in and ate the bagel this afternoon, I knew I had to work it off. I ended up doing 2 miles and jogged/walked them. Afterwards, I was SO glad I decided to workout. I kept telling myself, "Hope, remember NO EXCUSES!" All I wanted to do was come up with excuses about why I didn't want to workout today or why I couldn't All of them were hogwash and I am so glad I didn't listen to my excuses and took action instead! Today was a victory for me. A HUGE victory!
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The Bad: Like I said in the "good" section of this post, I caved in an ate a bagel today from Brueggers. There is something about their cinnamon bagels that I just cannot resist! It is one of my favorite things and I truly enjoyed E...V...E...R...Y bite this afternoon during my meeting. I could have made a better choice by cutting it in half and only eating one half but I didn't. The good thing is that I am starting to realize ways that I can "enjoy" some of the foods I love but they need to be enjoyed in moderation. Keeping myself away from all of the foods I enjoy is not going to help me create a lifestyle of balance which is what I am working to do. I just need to find ways to enjoy them in moderation instead of frequently.
The Ugly: No uglys today! Woo Hoo! :)