I think it’s really important to have balance in your daily eating. Some days I look back and think, “Wow! That was healthy!” and other days its a struggle to remember anything that wasn’t covered in sprinkles. For most people, that works out to eating a normal, healthy diet during the week, and going a little crazy on the weekends.
I wish I could say that was me, but in reality, it’s probably something more like this:
Monday: Ugh. Monday morning. Need something tasty to reward myself for getting out of bed. Also, was work always this hard? Mid afternoon candy to wake up....
Tuesday: Yeah! Healthy day of eating, and I got in some exercise! I should probably have a square of dark chocolate after dinner. I read somewhere that if you deprive yourself you’ll just end up craving more....crap. Family size bar of chocolate gone.
Wednesday: Ok, this time it’s serious. Workout? Check. Healthy meals? Check. Booyah.
Thursday: Yesterday I was so good. Definitely need a beer tonight to reward myself. Maybe 2. Or 6?
Friday: You KNOW this afternoon drags on at 1/5 the normal speed. The only way to bring on the weekend faster? Mid afternoon snack binge. It’s practically the weekend, after all...
Saturday: Duh, Saturday. After a super healthy week I obviously deserve a few treats. It’s all about the 80/20 principle, you know.
Sunday: Last chance to get some junk in. Possible hangover. Brunch with family. Baking time. Rest day = more time to eat.
Aaaaaand repeat. So glad I’ve got the hang of this healthy eating throughout the week thing. And by that, I mean on Wednesday I stick to my plan and the rest of the week is a blur of candy. I know they say it's the though that counts...and I definitely thought about making the right choices. So there's that.
-I Ran 3.5 miles straight yesterday. Yes, I ran a marathon 5 weeks ago but this is still crazy exciting after a month off.
-Thinking about running a 4 mile race on New Year’s Eve (5pm) and hoping I can gain some speed back before then.
-Also really want to see the movie New Year's Eve and I don't care who says it is crap.
-Made spaghetti Bolognese sauce today with ground turkey. Lower in fat AND somehow tastier. How is that possible?
-Also made sugar cookies. Pretending they are “dessert” for when friends come over for dinner tonight. The guy never eats dessert, the woman is on a serious diet and won’t have any, and hubby doesn't like them anyway. Any guesses who they are REALLY for?
Anyone else feel like this version of the week is true for them?
Every single week. Except I don't always make the entire Wednesday candy free. I definitely justify things though, like needing sweets during longer days of work or um, rain. Stuff like that.
Movie recommendations please! I want to see Young Adult, New Year's Eve AND Sherlock Holmes, but I'm guessing I'll see one out of three at best.
I would be happy seeing any of them, and if I pay hubby back with baked goods he will probably take a nap during New Year's Eve.