Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Day 3 (yesterday) of the 100 Day No Excuses Personal Challenge

I’m really trying to find a balance on the Simply Filling plan. I can’t honestly say that I have been following Simple Start to a “T” because I found that some of the things that I would like to have that were suggested in our meeting like Cheerios were not really on the list. Cheerios have seemingly become my go to snack when I need a little crunch and don’t have any freggies on hand that don’t require cooking. I know the red light probably just went on. Please know that I am planning my meals and I keep sugar free/natural applesauce on hand, as well as some frozen Green Giant veggies and have been bring fat free Greek yogurt with me as a snack as well. Just sometimes I need a little crunch. I do put them in 1 cup bags (Ziploc Snack bags are the perfect size). We are supposed to warm up a little later in the week and I’m excited because I planned a little (okay, maybe not so little) Greek salad for myself. Although the Simple Start recipe calls for Fat Free Feta, I couldn’t find any so I bought the reduced fat and I may put an Kalamata olive or two on there. I plan on using oil and vinegar to dress my salad. I have to admit that I did struggle with myself a little bit last night. I didn’t get any time on my upper/lower body cycle while at work. Even though the roads weren’t horrible, I decided not to go to the gym. I walked/danced around for 20 or so minutes to try to get myself in the mood to do something and then decided that wasn’t sufficient for me to call exercise. I pulled out a Leslie Sansone 2 Mile DVD and walked with Leslie. Not allowing for any excuses, I didn’t even allow myself to change out of the clothes I’d worn to work or even change shoes. I was simply concerned that I would wind up in my bedtime clothes and/or slippers and not do what I knew I needed to do. I did use a few more PointsPlus than I should have yesterday, but I’m okay with it. I used a total of 12 instead of 7. I found out after I'd started eating it that one of the applesauces that I brought was not "Free", but instead cost me PointsPlus. I’m really trying to pay more attention today so that I don’t make that a habit. I am proud of the fact that I didn’t allow myself an excuse, but instead I just “did it”. On tap for today? Probably another DVD since I plan on some strength training today as well.

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