Motivation has to come from within.
Yesterday, I did everything in my power to sabotage myself and not go to the gym, even though everyone told me I should go and I even promised to work out on this blog. I failed to pack my gym clothes, I decided to go grocery shopping after work, and then, after the grocery shopping, I figured it was too late to go and besides, by that point, I was ready for dinner. For some reason, I really didn't want to go to the gym. I think it's because I am bored with the exercise machines and there weren't any interesting classes. I know, excuses...excuses. The upshot was that I managed to stay within my points and eat a very healthy and yummy tuna salad.
Pan seared tuna (roughly 5 ounces) with 1 tsp olive oil and kosher salt (5 points)
Lettuce (0 points)
1/4 cup low fat blue cheese (2 points)
1/4 cup blackberries (1 point)
Lemon juice (0 points)
1 tbsp low fat honey mustard dressing (1 point)
I ate a warmed piece of a flat bread on the side, and the meal was filling and delicious--the blackberries really worked with the blue cheese.
I also had a skinny cow ice cream sandwich for dessert :)
Overall, my day looked like:
Panera 1/2 Roast beef sandwich with cup of black bean soup (10)
Tuna Salad (9)
Flat bread (2)
Ice Cream Sandwich (2)
Total Points Used: 26
Not too shabby, but I didn't get in many vegetables, so I'm going to try to eat a little healthier today, although I started out with a bagel thin with peanut butter and a drizzle of honey...haha...I'm going to eat an apple for my snack.
I have to keep reminding myself that I AM NOT PERFECT and that this is a lifestyle change that is not going to happen overnight. I am going to feel proud of myself because I am eating a lot healthier and exercising a lot more since I started this journey three months ago :) And I am ABSOLUTELY going to Zumba tonight--I have my gym bag packed in the car. When I go to Zumba tonight, that will be the third time I have exercised this week, so that's pretty good.
Anyway, I have to get back to work. Happy Wednesday.