Sunday, March 15, 2009

6 cookies, 2 walks, 2 monsters, 5 great friends, 1 workout, and 1 healthy apple

Well, it's another weekend. Today when Mike and I were walking to Trader Joe's and I had my sad 'Sunday Face' on he made a great analogy. I get upset that the weekend is over every.single.Sunday and there is really no point to it. Here is a snapshot of our convo:

Him: Why are you all upset?
Me: Because tomorrow is Monday
Him: Think of it this way- imagine that you are in a fight and somebody is about to punch you in the stomach. Now press 'Pause.' You know that somebody will hit you inevitably, so you can either focus on the moment of anticipation, or just go with it, get it over with, and deal with the pain.
Me: Fine. I'll stop moping

So here I am. I had a great weekend and Monday will happen either way, so let's just go with it.
Now back to the title.
  • This weekend, I consumed 6 cookies and they were frieken fantabulous.
  • We also went on a couple of walks this weekend and enjoyed the early spring weather. Check out the geese I shared my walk with.
  • I also tried my first green monster smoothies (not one, but two!). I can't say I am in love with them, but they are pretty awesome. I am running out of almond milk, so I'll improvise, but they do the trick and I'll keep having them.
  • We went out to a local bar on Saturday night. I kept it sober, which is not hard at all and hung out with some close friends.
  • On Friday night, Mike and I had a great workout. First I ran 2.8 miles and then we lifted chest and tris 'boy style' while we pondered the probability of Friday the 13th. It's complicated stuff.
Green Monster

Cookie Monster

Me and my New Friends

Some Best Friends

One Healthy Apple
I think last week I decided to quit multiple desserts, caffeine, and a few other things. I have learned a few things since then:
  • I don't need coffee every day to make me happy or awake. I had my weekly coffee at Starbucks this weekend and it was glorious! I will continue to drink tea instead of coffee during the week.
  • I tried a Green Monster and LIKED it. I'm crazy like that and actually thought it tasted good, so I will continue to incorporate them as carrot sticks can get really boring.
  • Dessert- I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sugar. This weekend I ate a couple of cookies a day and didn't regret it at all. It is what it is- I didn't have a Big Mac, I had a few cookies. I also walked and ran around and used that energy. Most of all, I enjoyed them. I don't think I am meant to live a life without sugar, but I will be mindful of eating sweets instead of meals. I have been guilty of doing this is the past and it's not healthy. I will continue to have a dessert every day on the weekdays and what feels right on the weekends.
What all of this means is that I don't do well with restrictions. I do well with options and good habits. Just like I can't work out every single day, I can't restrict the things I love. Moving forward, I will make the above modifications and do my own Drab to Fab Challenge because that's what makes me healthy physically and mentally.

Right now the TV is showing some fighting, meaning that I have lost power of the remote. I shall intervene. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

One Healthy Apple


Ruby said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I think your contemplations on the challenge are great - everyone is different and the most important thing is to find what works for YOU.

MizFit said...

it is all about finding what works for US huh? and what makes us excited for the challenges and not feel like they are yet ANOTHER assignment in life.

Leah said...

I absolutely love this post. Thanks for reminding me of these things. I don't do well with restrictions either to be honest. As soon as I say "no" all I can hear my mind and body saying is "want want want!"

I have been considering all of these things in my Drab to Fab challenge.. it's definitely a learning experience!


Mari said...

hey mansana =) it sounds like you had a great weekend but hey I thought the stripper was the cookie monster NOT you hahaha.....hey remember when you were trying to sneak in the huge heart shaped cookie for his bday lol

Sara said...

I like how you said, "I don't think I am meant to live a life without sugar." I don't think I am either! You're right, restricting just leads to problems. There are some days I have (like yours) when I can indulge in a couple of cookies and be fine, and others when just a couple of cookies won't do :) Do you ever have those? How do you handle it?

Great post!

One Healthy Apple said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments!

Mari-stripper buys the cookies and forces me to stare at them...then I crack. I try to help him finish them- ya know, we are practicing for marriage!

Sara- I just found your blog and I LOVE it! I have had problems in the past with binging on chocolate and any other sweet. Right now I am at a place where I can have a couple and relax. I'm not sure what clicked, but one day I just realized that the cookies will be there the next day and I let it go. The best way for me to handle this is to not restrict and pick myself back up the next day.

Graze with Me said...

How were the green monster smoothies? What kind of greens did you use?