Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 84

Today was Core Synergestics. I know I say this eveytime I do that work out...but MAN! I forgot what a GREAT workout that is! Probably my favorite of all of them because it works everything! Push ups, weights, squats, abs, back...you name it! Plus, there is no repeating of the exercises...so it's always something new coming up next. Matt did it with me tonight and I was really impressed with his prison cell push ups. That is one of those ones for me that I like because it's tough....but I hate because it makes me feel like I'm gonna puke every time. As a matter of fact, I was almost certain I WAS going to puke during that work out. I ate my "snack" of 2 c. celery and 1 tbsp. of peanut butter just minutes before doing the work out and it felt like it was just hanging out in the bottom of my throat just waiting for an opportunity to come back up. Gross! (sorry, I'm sure you REALLY wanted to read THAT! :o)
Anyway, lesson learned. Don't eat immediately before cardio. (not even healthy food) Duh!!
My eating today was good although I don't know if I'm just getting weak or getting the "I don't give a rip" attitude but I did eat a few bites of my kids breakfast before I threw it in the trash. You see...Sunday morning before church I stopped and picked up some gorgeous streusal blueberry muffins to take to our Sunday School class. They are the big, soft, moist yummy kind with a crunchy, cinammony topping on top. Anyway...NO ONE ate ANY!! I was bummed that I was having to bring them back home with us seeing as how I LOVE that kind of thing and the nutrition label on the box clearly stated 380 calories PER muffin! YIKES! Anyway, I took 2 out of the box and put them on little plates and cut them up into bite-sized peices for the kids for breakfast. BUT neither of them wanted it! It about KILLED me to throw those amazing little things into the trash can...so on their journey to the can...a few jumped off course into my mouth. I promise you...it wasn't worth it. They were yummy, yes...but not THAT yummy! I figured by those 3 bite-sized portions, I probably had 100 calories! Grrr....

3 comments:

Miss Got Wings said...

Oprah had a great quote once (not that she takes her own advice too much lately . . . . but) "It'll waste away in the garbage . . . or it will waste away on you." I never feel guilty for tossing junk food. In fact just yesterday I dumpred three 2-liters of pop down the drain that someone brought over to the house on the weekend when we had pizza. We never drink pop in our house and now's not the time to start. i know they meant well brining it over, but it's my choice as to what we eat in our home.

KC said...

Don't beat yourself up girlfriend. That small taste, just helped you to realize that you don't "need" that kind of food...and now you wont be as quick to "taste" something like that on the way to the trash can again.
You're doing great Jen! How much did you lose during this past week???????

Single Mom in the Suburbs said...

Ick, I can't eat before a workout either. And if I eat celery, it kinda hangs around in the back of my throat all day ... sorry, that was gross lol

Don't beat yourself up about the muffin! I would have been hard pressed not to sample them either - soft carbs are my downfall.

Keep up the great work! I am so inspired by you!