Okay, so maybe I'm just looking for excuses. Maybe I'm sabotaging myself. But, I believe that working out is actually doing me more harm then good. Let me explain before you lecture me. You see, this last year I lost thirty pounds by changing my diet, eating smaller portion sizes, and writing like a madwoman (thus resisting the urge to snack). So, I thought to myself, self, it is time to get back to the gym and tone up. This last week I went three times. I know, you're super proud of me, right? Seriously, I was pretty proud myself because let's face it that is more times than I worked out in the entire year of 2008.
Well, I noticed a horrible attitude I have adopted as a result of working out. And that attitude is that since I worked out, and the stair stepper told me I burned a whopping 200 calories, I could now treat myself to that 900 calorie vanilla ice cream twister with oreo mix ins. Hmmm. It was so good. And I definitely deserved the half a bag of mini candy bars I consumed the next day, right? Oh, my goodness, if I keep working out, I fear I might gain all my weight back. Sigh. I guess I'll just stay home and write. Or perhaps....maybe.....I don't know.....I could work on exercising a little self control. Any advice? Do you find that working out helps you justify extra snacking??
Disclaimer: Working out has in fact been proven in who knows how many studies to be a benefit to your health and longevity. Please do not follow any of my advice. Please do not take me seriously at any time. Please do not eat oreo twisters while working out. Do not tell your doctor and/or personal trainer that I told you to stop working out. And definitely do not attempt to eat half a bag of mini candy bars while writing a fight scene in your MS.
You should keep eating all day long. You deserve it. And I deserve your delicious husband...What? Nevermind, keep eating.ReplyDelete
Love the disclaimer, did you write it at super fast speed? Personally, I've found that typing on this keyboard all day long, doesn't stop me from snacking at all ... which is obvious. And you do know that you're super skinny, right?ReplyDelete
LOL! Do with what works for you..! Seriously... Plus then i'll have more time to IM you! Eeeh! Darn gym.ReplyDelete
You made me feel better about my lack of gym visiting. :) Now...back away from the bad foods and snack on some carrot sticks!ReplyDelete
Sometimes working out has the same effect on me. I try to be good, but I do often justify a little snack if I've worked out, thus negating my work. Yeah, awesome.ReplyDelete
Though, I'd say one ice cream oreo thing is not going to kill you. It's okay to indulge sometimes. Really, you're skinny. No worries.
I find that it works to reach for the water bottle instead of the candy. Boring, I know, but effective. And after a minute, the candy craving passes anyway and I'm happier for the water.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! You have a good point, and I see where you are coming from. This happened to me. I lost 30 pounds when I started to write, and now I don't want to do anything to sabatoge what I've got going for me. I did a post on this awhile ago and decided that writing a novel is the best weight loss program I've ever joined.ReplyDelete
Good luck with deciding whether or not to continue the gym. Or have you already decided?
LOL Kasie :DReplyDelete
I had the same thing happen to me with my thyroid. They said my metabolism was off because my thyroid was off... so they put me on this medication which fixed it and made my metabolism work faster... but it had the side effect of making me hungrier... I'm not sure I like my thyroid working correctly LOL
good luck with your decision. :D
Super Nanny, Stay away from my husband!! And stop showing off your awesome mothering/cleaning/disciplining skills. You're making me look bad.ReplyDelete
Linda, thanks. lol I think I would snack more while writing if it didn't require me to walk all the way down the stairs to retrieve said snack. Also, because of all the writing, I don't make it to the grocery store as much as I used to so there are never any snacks in the house. So, my husband brought home that bag of mini candy bars and yes, you see....I ate them.
Jenni, less gym, more IMing. That's what works the best, right?
Angie, you're right, I must back away from the snacks, back slowly away, don't make any sudden moves. LOL Hmm, carrot sticks, I don't know, they just don't sound as good as chocolate. :)
Nat, if I could stop at one then there wouldn't be an issue here. :)
Joanne, you're right I should grab a water bottle. I really do need to drink more water anyway.ReplyDelete
Lady Glam, yes, I'm going to keep going...sigh. Only because I have a work out partner and I think her wrath might be more harmful than my oreo ice cream. LOL I like your weight loss post, btw, I agree, writing a novel=weight loss. At least for me.
Jenn, that's funny. It's like, why fix something that's not broken, right? LOL
If I actually went to the gym than I couldn't claim my dues as a charitable contribution on my taxes (as we discussed earlier). And since I need all the write-offs I can get...ReplyDelete
Ha! I do the exact same thing. It's just such a lovely excuse as you grab for the Red Vines. "Well, I did work out this morning." lolReplyDelete
That said, even though you only burned 200 calories on the stair stepper, your metabolism was up the whole day, thus you burned more. So, chow that oreo shake!
Candi, HA! Seriously. Last year, all gym donations. LOLReplyDelete
Renee, What??? Don't speak your secret language that will make me grab two oreo twisters instead of one next time. I was already making myself feel guilty in my own ignorant world. Now you are going to give me even more excuses. LOL (awesome)
Ha! Whatever you do, don't buy a box of Mallomars. Impossible to have just one. I know first hand.ReplyDelete