Monday, November 8, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Baby, it's cold outside

Fall has offically arrived in South Georgia. Over the weekend, the temperatures hovered in the low 60's. Now, I know that for those of you living outside my region - 60 degrees may seem warm - but just a week ago the temperatures were in the high 80's/low 90's.  This morning, the temperature was a brisk 29 degrees.

The sudden cold snap, has this Mama wanting to hibernate. That means, I am longing to lie on the couch under a warm blanket rather than working out and craving warm, less that healthy comfort foods (can anyone say gooey mac and cheese?).

It would be tempting to give into these urges. But I have been indulging my less than healthy habits for nearly a month. So cold nap or no, I am refocused and ready to rock this week. Somewhere over the weekend I realized that I can not be successful if I try to focus on all the things I want to improve on. Instead, I have to make the changes one step at a time - to keep my focus on the situation/moment that is in front of me.

For example, today at breakfast time, rather than eating simply because it was time -- I asked myself if I was truly hungry (I was) and then how hungry was I (just a little). Based on that, I chose a "breakfast" to fit my situation....

That's a steaming cup of coffee minus the usual artifical sweetners (who knew that plain coffee could be so good) and a chocolate peanut butter Fiber plus bar. I realize that many people would not label this a breakfast. However, it quited the rumbling in my stomach without leaving me too full. I am planning on eating another small breakfast around 10:00 a.m.

In terms of fitness, I have already made plans with a coworker for a gym date after work. What's on the schedule - Week 5 of the Couch to 5k plan. I have been stuck at this week for at least a month now. I am ready to tackle all 3 of the workouts and move on to Week 6.

How was your week last week? What are you goals for this one

1 comment:

  1. Here in Texas we had a cold snap too so I can TOTALLY relate to wanting to curl up on the couch with some 'comfort' food. my challenge lately has been to make said comfort food in a healthier way :)

    Good for you for honoring your body's instincts to eat and to me that looks like a GREAT breakfast :) Keep up the good work!