Okay, I deserve an A+ for resisting temptation today!
At school, I have a special homework incentive program that I do with my students, which allows them to work towards a fun reward at the end of each marking period. Well today, I had to go on my lunch break to pick up their rewards…
Which left me with four Oreo McFlurry’s from McDonald’s staring me in the face. Can I just tell ya how badly I wanted to order one for myself?
I even debated just taking a small spoonful of one. I mean, who would have ever known, right…?
But then I thought better of it; because had the tables been turned, I’d have been pretty grossed out knowing a student took a spoonful of MY McFlurry!
So today = Courtney – 1 / Temptation – 0 Take that, temptation!
Luckily, I had a fairly decent lunch to come back to, considering I had thrown it together in about five minutes this morning.
I made up a simple salad base of mixed baby greens, cukes, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli, then topped it off with a big ‘ol serving of leftover tabouli. I seriously feel like this tabouli salad is never-ending!
On the side, I had a small piece of healthified corn bread with a tiny shmear of butter,
and I also threw in an apple, which was enjoyed as my 3:00pm snack. Simple and satisfying!
Seeing as it’s Wednesday, I was hoping (and planning) on making it to BodyPump after work. Unfortunately, I had some extra work to take care of and missed class. Bummer. I was still really craving some strength training today, so I broke out the ‘ol workout binder!
Over the years, I’ve subscribed to my fair share of health and fitness magazines. Whenever I’ve come across a workout that I think I would do, I rip it out and put it in the workout binder.
Obviously, the binder has been around a while!
I actually couldn’t remember the last time I consulted the binder, so I was excited to try something new. It’s always good to mix things up now and then, right?
So I got my gear set up…
Which Cody immediately saw as an opportunity to play.
Soooo, the workout had to wait another five minutes…
Because how in the world could I pass up this face??
Once the little guy was tuckered out, I got to work, using this workout. I did two sets of each move with no less than 30 seconds rest in between.
I was totally surprised at the sweat I worked up with these moves! By the second set, I was really feelin’ the burn. I finished up with some ab work on the ball and called it a day. Not the most intense workout, but it was just what I needed for today!
Thank you, Annie’s Mac & Cheese, for providing me with a delicious dinner in only 20 minutes tonight.
I cooked up a box of Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar just as the box instructed. Then, to jazz it up a bit, I added in half a can of early peas, salt & pepper, and some leftover chopped ham and onion from Saturday’s egg strata. It was perfect!
On the side, I enjoyed my last remaining piece of healthified corn bread. It will be missed!
This meal definitely hit the spot tonight, but since it was a little on the small side, I’m pretty sure I’ll be needing something later on this evening.
I’m officially one week into my “no sweets after dinner” today and I must say, it’s easier than I expected. Already, I’ve noticed a few things:
- I’m not craving them as badly as I was before.
- I’m paying closer attention to my appetite and how my body feels after dinner.
- I wake up much hungrier than I did before!
That’s not to say I’ll never have a sweet after dinner again. Oh I’m sure I will! But hopefully, this is already getting me into better habits. YAY!
On that note, I’m thinking a frozen mango Chobani may be in order this evening!
Hope ya’ll are having a Wonderful Wednesday!
Questions for the Evening:
What’s the last big temptation you resisted…or gave in to??
Do you ever use workouts you find in magazines?