Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lunges and Cookies....

The weather has been really peasant today. So pleasant in fact that I grabbed my MP3 player and took a 2 mile walk this morning. And I did so (get this!) knowing that I would also be doing my Biggest Loser DVD workout today too! AND - I did my arm weights to boot! Pat me on the back I feel so proud!

But here's the bad part. I was having a major chocolate attack and spied a package of chocolate chips that was almost gone. There was a scant 1/4 cup left in the bag. Now if you're thinking I scarfed the rest of the bag down...I didn't. I made a mini batch of chocolate chips cookies. I couldn't help myself. My house has been cleaned of all traces of chocolate and other yummy treats and I just needed something sweet! The batch made 12 small cookies. I ate 9. I know. Smack me upside the head. Of course I didn't eat them all in one sitting. I did it in stages. but I still ate nine freaking cookies! (I gave the remaining three to my grandson and his mommy.) Wasn't that nice of me to share the remnants.

But ~~ I DID workout today (above and beyond what I'd planned) so I'm not too angry with myself. Of course the rational side of my brain is telling me that those cookies negated my workout. But the other more forgiving side is telling me that I could've eaten those cookies and NOT worked out and be worse off than I am.

So I've gotten my sugar/chocolate fix. And it wasn't as satisfying as I thought it would be. For that I'm thankful.

And the workout by the way was just a tad bit easier than it was on Sunday. Those lunges are still murder but I was able to do them a little better and keep up with the skinny broad on TV barking at me to keep going!

Tonight I get to watch Biggest Loser and get my weekly dose of inspiration ala the TV. The rest I get from you guys. Thanks!!


Felicia said...

Congrats on your work out today! I am so jealous. We made it to a HIGH of -6 today. Needless to say no walking out side for sure LOL. I am very ready for Spring.

Have a SUPER day!

Heather said...

you are doing so fantastic with your exercise! I wouldnt worry about the cookies too much.

Christie said...

I totally know how you feel. I bought a bag of these 'two-bite brownies', they're very small, thinking that would be great portion control, just one at a time. The first time I ate four. The second time, 9. And the last time, the last 3 that were in the bag.

LOL. I am useless against chocolate.

Great job on your exercise!!!

Bev said...

WTG on your workout and just move on about the cookies, its over and done and we all do that from time to time (at least I do!! ; )

Hanlie said...

Wow, great walk! You're doing great with the exercise...