Do you ever feel like a cotton-headed ninny muggins? Of course you do. Don’t we all feel like that sometimes?
September has come and gone, and I am so NOT where I wanted to be goal-wise. I was trying to get my shit together in September and it just didn’t happen. All I get is an honorable mention. I woke up EVERY single weekday morning at 4:30 am and did Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 work out. I am currently finishing up my last week. (I started a week in to the month.)
While I am super proud of the fact that I have “shown up to class” in the mornings….I am not so proud of my results. There is something to be said about the fact that abs are made in the kitchen! I am really good about being healthy for breakfast and lunch during the week. I have been drinking my spinach smoothies in the mornings and usually doing soup, salad and a little cottage cheese for lunch. I am pretty good for weeknight dinners. I usually try to cook up something healthy most nights and stick to as close to a portion sized meal as I can. I might have an afternoon snack that consists of a rice cake, chex mix or maybe a few crackers…nothing too crazy. Except for last night, last night I may have had a chocolate chip cookie.
or three I have only been drinking water, coffee, and green tea during the week. I have cut out diet sodas pretty much completely. Unless I am eating at a Mexican restaurant…I have to have a diet coke at a Mexican restaurant, it is the law.
So, where do I go wrong you ask? The freakin’ weekends! It starts with Friday nights. We have been on a kick about saving money and not going out on Fridays so we have been doing pizza at home Friday nights. Normally I have 2 pieces max. Not HORRIBLY wrong…but I could do better! Then Saturday and Sunday I pretty much eat whatever the hell I want. Chips and salsa, cheese fries, bar food and beer. Saturday and Sunday basically undo EVERTHING that I work hard on all week. It has become a vicious and tiring cycle and it needs to stop.
This Friday, instead of having frozen pizza, we are going to go out for Sushi and Miso soup. You cant go wrong with some raw tuna and some soup broth. We used to do sushi Fridays before and it worked pretty well. I am also going to cut back on the amount that I cheat during the weekends. Instead of cheating at every meal both Saturday and Sunday, I will allow myself ONE cheat meal. No more real bacon or biscuits in the mornings, no snacking on ridiculousness all day, and I will find healthier options if we go out. I have to have one cheat meal so that I am not completely depriving myself and hating life.
I look at the calendar and see September as a waste of 30 days that I didn’t get serious enough, that I didn’t try hard enough. There is nothing to do but to start over again. It has to be done.
You may ask yourself, what do all of these Elf pictures and GIF have to do with this post? Christmas is my favorite, that’s why.