Good morning guys :)
I’m writing from work and it’s soooo quiet in the office this morning. I love the holiday season and the feeling of calmness throughout the office because everyone is winding down and getting ready to enjoy a couple days off with family and friends. It’s the most wonderfuuuuuul time of the year, indeed :)
Speaking of the holiday atmosphere at work, allow me to show you a picture of the delicious Thanksgiving lunch we had catered from Sardi’s at work the other day:
Are you drooling? Oh my God guys… SO GOOD. I loved every bite. It was my first time trying food from there but definitely not my last! Delicious.
Now, I have a confession to make. If anyone read my last posts, I mentioned how I realized I have an issue that I am trying hard to work on, and that issue is this: I can’t be so hard on myself and attempt to be perfect when going about something new. That was my issue with this blog, I wanted it to be perfect from the start and I gave up because I got frustrated. I am back because I love it, so I will be patient and enjoy it and learn as I go. Healthy approach right?
Well, I also mentioned how I want to get into running and working out again. Yesterday, I told myself I would go to the gym after work. See that beautiful meal about? I enjoyed that the day before yesterday. So because I knew I would start working out the next day, I probably ate a little more than I needed lol Also, I found myself wanting to enjoy sweets also, when I was already full! Why was I doing this? Because I knew I wanted to start working out again and I wanted to go into working out with a perfect, clean diet. This mentality left me wanting to eat more the day before because it would be my “last” day eating “bad” foods and treats. This mentality is so wrong and I know it. And I need to stop it!
If I learned anything the last couple of months, I learned that I can eat everything in moderation and not worry about gaining weight. It’s when I deprive myself and go crazy on sweet treats and heavy meals that I put on weight. It’s all about moderation. Of course when I wasn’t working out, I wasn’t gaining weight only because like I said before, I ate what I wanted but not too much and stopped when I was full. Now if I do that while also incorporating exercise, I believe I will look and feel much better.
So, tomorrow, on Thanksgiving, I plan on going for my first run since… since I can’t even remember. But I am excited. AND I plan on enjoying a nice meal in moderation. I won’t have seconds and thirds because “I’m starting the next day.” Nope, I am going to get through this “perfection” issue I have and enjoy my eating and exercising. Life is too short not to and I believe food & exercise are two things that bring us joy, so they are both to be enjoyed without the pressure of perfection. I hope you all enjoy :)