I was pretty thrilled with my weigh in today, it was a tough week getting back on track and I blame popcorn. Yes, Popcorn. Not my inability to control my urges or the fact that I fell off the wagon, so to speak, a few weeks ago, but popcorn. It was in my dreams and I thought about it all day, every day this week. I would try to save just enough calories at the end of each night so I could throw a bag of it in the microwave to help get me through the day. I am ashamed to say I ate it even when I wasn’t all that hungry.
You know how it seems most people have a weakness towards either sweet or salty stuff, well I am a salty girl and nothing makes my salty monster happier then a buttery bag of popcorn. Ok maybe Cheetos make me happier, but I am a pretty indiscriminate salty girl add some cheese and I am in heaven! This was my challenge this week.
All the above confessed too, I managed to stay pretty close to my daily calorie allotment or exercise enough that what I went over didn’t matter too much. I dipped my toes slowly back into exercise this week after 8 days of illness and probably coughed through half my sessions, not too bad considering I couldn’t even talk last week without coughing for 5 minutes in between statements. Oh and I started doing a yoga class once a week at work, it is super cheap for eight weeks while not being remotely intimidating. Plus there are only like 5 people in there seeing me not quite get my plank to downward facing dog right….. it’s a win win!
It was exactly the kind of win I need this week! I have an easy hike planned tomorrow in remembrance of my cough-o-rama last week, but it is a hike as it is non paved through a lovely valley where a gillion other people will congregate for jogging, biking and hiking on a cold snowy day along the front range. I am not overly excited about the crowds but glad to get back out there and get back into some hiking lungs.