Wednesday, May 5, 2010

INSANITY. Day 10.

Whee. 10 days completed. For both of us that's the longest we've exercised without taking more than a day break in awhile. Today was Plyometric Cardio Circuit. It was rough. Rougher than normal, even. That's what having pizza and icecream the night before will do to one.

You see, last night we dropped off the kids at the grandma's and had the first date night we've had in a month. Or more-I'm not sure. It was glamorous-we finished watching The Princess and The Frog, ordered pizza, and had icecream. And while we were watching the movie we both were busy on our laptops, sitting on different chairs. It was awesome. That's what having small children will do to you-even mundane things are way fun if you don't have to watch kids while doing them.

And after consuming the pizza and icecream and while we were both feeling rather sated and fat, we came to a decision. No more of our usual "indulgence" foods for the duration of our INSANITY workout. We both are beginning to see results and we would like to maximize them. So, goodbye, lovely Bacon Cheeseburger. For now. I will see you again. But we gotta do this-be INSANE so we see incredible results.

I also think this is a good opportunity to change the way I think about food. I know I've mentioned before that I don't want my kids to have the same hangups that I have about food. I don't want them to go through the same struggles. I want to teach them how to eat healthfully and enjoy doing it. So ... do I really need to chow down on icecream, pizza, bacon cheeseburgers once a week? Or am I so conditioned to the habit that I have those things even when I don't really want them? I think it's important not to completely forswear your favorite foods (unless there be a medical reason) but I think we could cut the frequency we have them by a considerable amount and not suffer psychological damage.

Instead I'll be researching "healthy" desserts. Stuff with lots of fruit, minimal sugar, etc. I'd already begun to do that but I'll step up the pace. I really, really love that what I eat is affecting my workouts. I don't remember that happening before-with one exception. 3 tacos before a soccer game in the blazing heat of summer. Not a good idea. But what a great way to take what I know about nutrition, what I've read, and actually see it happening.

So, if you know of any "healthy" desserts send 'em my way.

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