After my crazy marathon workout yesterday, I'm feeling pretty sore. I had already decided to only have a low-intensity workout today for restitution.. and boy were my legs glad. I felt like it was a struggle from the first few steps, but as I got warm it was slightly better (still a struggle though..). I only managed a brief hike, but got my daily dose and I'm happy about it. At least I didn't let soreness keep me idle all day! I also did a few sets of sit-ups when I got home!
Saturday night snack :D
From today's walk
The trail next to my house
This week has been good. I have exercised every single day, and eaten healthy. Tonight I'm going out with my friends to eat tapas, and it doesn't worry me. It used to before, because I was scared of getting derailed.. but being so full of motivation I know I can go, eat, enjoy, come home and still be on track. I also have a list of pre-determined foods to pick, most of them healthy, some indulgent. I will allow more food, and skip the desert. I think that is a fair balance. I have also exercised to make room for it, and that's how I succeeded last time. I'm not happy with aiming for perfection all the time, because it's not realistic. Some people find that it's necessary for them to never have sauce, something sweet or indulgent, anything remotely resembling unhealthy, in order to succeed. I don't. In fact, I need the treats. I need to know that my culinary life isn't going to be all about chicken filets and vegetables, fish and vegetables, pork and vegetables etc. There will be plenty of those, too, but I need more. I want both healthy and delicious! I've read "don't reward yourself with food, you're not a dog". What does that really mean? That any human having a treat is an animal? It doesn't make sense to me. If finding a balance that suits me mean that I'm less than perfect..... so be it! :)