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.