Tuesday, October 12, 2010

VICTORY over the late-night snack (day 1)

I just wanted to share that I've had a pretty good day.  Which is encouraging, because I've not been doing so well on my healthiness journey the past few weeks.

Today, I worked out at work.  I'm trying to incorporate work-day workouts into my routine, but it's such a struggle.  I have intentions to work out over lunch, but I get caught up on a phone call, or a project, and I put it off.  I have intentions to work out before I go home for the day, but I keep working because I need/want to pound through my to-do list.  And, since I'm the daycare pick-up person, I can't stay late.  Perhaps it would be best to work our first thing in the morning, before I even walk into my cube.

But today, I worked out at work!  At 3:30 pm (1 hour before my official "quittin' time") I gathered up all of my stuff and headed to the gym downstairs.  And I got a nice workout in.

I think it's very likely that my workout is most of the reason that I haven't completely thrown my day away this evening.  Dinner these days is usually a slap-dash affair, prepared as I feed my daughter her dinner.  It's not an "experience."  It's generally not memorable and forgotten as soon as I throw the packaging away.  And that leads to a nighttime of snacking.  After my daughter goes to bed between 7:30 and 8 pm, I often prowl the kitchen gobbling up snacks such as fiber bars (140 calories each), ice cream sandwiches, spoonfuls of peanut butter and more.  Tonight -- nothing.  I walked by that peanut butter, gazed at it longingly, but turned it down.  I'm pretty proud of myself right now!