Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stop wishing, start doing.

Calorie Summary

Calorie consumption: 1625 Cal;
Exercise calories burned: 303 Cal
Net calories consumed: 1323 Cal

Exercise Summary

  • NTC -> Get Lean -> Beginner -> Crunch + Burn
I went to a Bible Study tonight.  Every week,  people take turns bringing dinner for everyone to enjoy.  The person tonight (I'll call her Tracy) brought short ribs.  When she said short ribs, I thought that she had no idea what she was talking about because short ribs are just too amazing.  It's just impossible that someone would bring something so wonderful.  And if it really were true, it must suck because everything just sounded too good to be true.  Well, it was true, and the short ribs were amazing. I tried to control myself and think about the goal that I set yesterday.  I ended up helping myself to seconds after the Bible study.  I'm trying to figure out why I did this.  I think I was just so excited about the food.  The noodles (and rice) were cooked perfectly.  I seriously have not eaten such perfect noodles (or rice) in such a long time.  So what did I learn from this experience?

  • Short ribs and chocolate chip cookies are my nemesis.  I'm not going to stay away from ribs but I must exercise extreme caution and be vigilant when I encounter this giant road block
  • I have a choice.  Yes, eating is a choice.  I have power over the freaking cookie or the short ribs; they do not have power over me.  In my excitement, I lost control.  In fact, there was also a lot of peer pressure going on as well.  It wasn't direct peer pressure, it was just other people eating, and the bringer of food being generous, offering to let me take a bowl home.  There was just so many forces telling me indirectly "Do it!!  So easy!  Everyone else is doing it.  Embrace it! Love it!  Do it!"  So I did.  I do not like this choice I made.  I want to chase aggressively after my goal.  I need an eating mantra.  OK.  Bodyrock to the rescue:  Stop wishing, start doing.  This is a good one.  I need to make good choices instead of wishing I could make good choices.  I am not a victim of the short rib.  I am in control!!!
I am very impressed that I was able to make it through a 45 minute NTC.  This would not have been possible a month ago.  This must mean that I'm getting stronger.  Hooray for fitness!

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