Good morning everyone! First off, let me say that it’s supposed to be in the 50’s all week this week in Colorado (AND SUNNY!) and I really could not be more excited!
Last night on the way to Jason & Steph’s house we spotted this sign in our neighborhood:
We thought that was a really cool way to raise funds, and so we stopped and not only bought a loaf, but had the chance to meet a neighbor! Beverly is such a sweet woman, and I was so thankful we got to meet her 🙂 The bread is whole wheat and has some soy in it (Nate couldn’t remember what was soy about it), and it was SUPER dense!
On the way we stopped at Chili’s and got burgers to go. Now, I know Chili’s is not super healthy, but I figured this could be a little splurge this week. I got the Swiss & mushroom burger with a black bean patty:
And then I washed it down with a huge glass of water and this beer:
I’ve gotta say, what I ate in burger & fries I’m pretty sure I burned off in laughter! Steph, Stef, Steph’s mom Arlene, and I had a great time just talking and playing Rummikub. Honestly, I don’t really remember what was so funny (other than watching our husbands banter back and forth and make brewing nicknames), but we laughed so hard that my abs hurt! Turns out we were just going over to brew another batch of beer…a hoppy IPA (?)…and not bottle the first one. However, I did sample the flat version of the first beer, and it tastes great! I can’t wait to actually have the finished product! We left and climbed in bed as soon as we got home!
This morning I got up to do some yoga, and realized today is my first rest day from Whittle Your Middle 2! I’m actually feeling kinda guilty though for not doing it, but then I read Caitlin’s post about exercise guilt. This was incredibly uplifting and made me realize that I’ve actually been doing a good job of staying active for the past week or so! I’m still planning on doing a good workout later today, but it’s just those old disordered eating thoughts that still manage to squeeze their way into my head from time to time. I just feel like if I miss ONE WORKOUT or have ONE BAD MEAL that it’s all over and I might as well give up. But today won’t be that day. I’m going to eat well and exercise hard because I deserve to be happy with my body!
Breakfast was a 3-minute chocolate cookie:
Just to piggyback off of Caitlin’s post, do you ever feel exercise guilt? Or eating guilt? How do you (if you have) overcome it? What do you feel is standing in your way? As I said before, I’m still in the process of ignoring the disordered eating thoughts in my head and learning to love myself for what I can do. I’m so grateful that I actually can exercise and I actually can eat well, and those are things that I need to remember!