After emailing back and forth for a while, she asked me if the boyfriend is doing the challenge also. I said no.
"So no one holds you accountable? Why can't you just eat a spoonful of ice cream then? No one would know and you can just lie about it."
What do you mean no one holds me accountable and no one would know about the ice cream? I hold myself accountable and I would know about it.
It's funny how most people wouldn't think of cheating on their significant other or breaking a promise to their kids… so why is it so different when it comes to treating ourselves right? I understand that sneaking a spoonful of ice cream isn't anywhere near cheating on someone, but it is cheating on me. Broken promises - "I'll start tomorrow" - and putting myself last got me over 60 lbs. overweight.
So isn't it about time I started treating myself right?
And speaking of the clean eating challenge… it's tough!
Look at all the red for days I didn't make it. Granted, those days weren't cheat meals, but if I ate even one bite of something not clean, I crossed off the entire days as a 'not-clean-all-day-every-day' day.
Looking at last week, it looks like I didn't do well (I fell short on 3/4 goals) BUT I'm not worried about it. My trainings have increased in intensity and duration, which can account for my extra calories, and my motivation is still going strong. This week will be a challenge because my gym is closed for a week of renovations (boo! and yay! at the same time) but I still plan on getting in all my weight-training sessions at home. Yay, for Trainer E, who I see for our first official personal training session this Friday.