So remember about my friend Theresa’s weekly #ipromise challenge I talked about? Well last week didn’t go as well as I had hoped. Theresa, why the heck would you make week 1 during THANKSGIVING?! Just saying. Anyway let’s review last week’s promises and see what worked and what didn’t work.ECD Challenge – YES. It’s been all about clean carbs (except for Thanksgiving). Whoops. #ipromise not to have any treats this week (my trip is coming close!) – YES. No treats except for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin Spice Lattes don’t count. #ipromise to keep it clean on Thanksgiving this Sunday – NO. Big fat NO. Stuffing and pumpkin pie coma. #ipromise to increase my water intake to at least 3L a day – YES. Totally increased but maybe not quite to 3L yet. #ipromise to be in bed by 10pm so that I have energy for my 4:30am workouts – YES. I was always in bed early but a lot of times I didn’t actually sleep until later. I’ve been having a hard time sleeping these days… #ipromise to get a sweat session in every day for the rest of the week – YES YES YES.
So now what? Time to make more promises and KEEP THEM. I bought a 1L CamelBak bottle off Amazon to help me with my water intake and then the next day Dean found this at WalMart:
So now I have no excuses. I have to finish both bottles everyday, bringing me to 3.2L. Perfect.
Also, the whole plant-based thing didn’t work. With meat already eliminated from my diet I feel like I’m starting to restrict myself too much if I take out dairy too. I do eat it in moderation though because my stomach tends to hurt if I eat too much.
Let’s talk new promises then.#ipromise to only drink ONE Pumpkin Spice Latte this week, possibly with a muffin that was looking at me last week 😉 #ipromise to have a David’s Tea once a day to save me from becoming a raging sugar-addicted monster #ipromise to incorporate high intensity workouts into my already existing love for steady state cardio 6 days this week #ipromise to make something with eggs this week that doesn’t actually taste like eggs because I hate them #ipromise to carry my water bottles everywhere I go and drink every drop of water even if it means peeing 37 times a day
There we go. I think having five goals is attainable. I don’t want to stress myself out, panic, eat a pumpkin pie, and then feel like a failure. Baby steps.
Tell me one promise you are making to yourself this week!
What food do you most look forward to eating on Thanksgiving?