Week 2: The Struggle Bus

As the title insinuates, this week was a struggle. I got hit with temptation left and right and man did I want it. 

First, was Monday. Unfortunately, my coworkers decided to have a little snack-fest for someone’s birthday. It included every food I’ve ever loved: Starburst, chips, salsa, chocolate, and Magnolia Bakery cupcakes. I was internally screaming the entire time. Luckily, there was wine. Did it have sugar? Not a clue, I did try to check. Did I care? No, I needed to do something with my mouth other than moan. I managed to get through it, unscathed. The next day, someone had the audacity to put Baked by Melissa cupcakes just sitting in the break room?? Tempting, but those cupcakes are the size of my fingernail so really not. 

This week I was also visited by my lovely mother nature monthly friend (Did I sugar coat that enough for you?)!!! Maybe TMI, but I wanted to eat everything in my line of vision, including things in my Instagram and in my imagination. I just felt a general ew and bleh all day and could’ve used the sugar as a pick-me-up. I know my ladies out there know this struggle. I resisted because I knew the feeling would pass and I’d feel normal again. I talk a lot about how great this diet is, but ya girl was NOT having it for a few days. 

Luckily, I was right and by Friday I was feeling like a normal person again and I gotta say, my body is already changing. I feel great and I look it, if I do say so myself. It gave me the little push I needed to keep going. On Sunday, I woke up hungover and eating fruit and eggs perked me up way better than any pizza would have (but lets be real, I did still really want the pizza). 

Ive also found I’m not trying to kill myself working out, either. I love my cardio, of course, but I used to have to SMASH my workouts and HAVE to do cardio because I was “working off” something that I ate. I’m less worried about working out on Saturdays as well since I’m not gonna eat something to feel bad about after too. Does it seem like all i do is gush about how much I love this challenge because I DO. 

 

Snacks/foods that are getting me through this

 

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All the healthy people are talking about this stuff and every time I heard it I was like “wha” and never looked into it. I decided to try this stuff when I saw it at Trader Joe’s and man I’m glad I did. I use this stuff as my new go-to salad dressing. I mix it with olive oil, salt and pepper and it’s so good. 

 

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Is it weird that I love arugula? I had no idea I liked it, but when I added it to my salads I was like What have I been doing my whole salad life without this? I still love my kale, so I use this just as a finish-er. 

 

 

 

Also side note: still eating terrifying amounts of gum, in case you thought that was a phase.

 

So looking forward to trying new things next week!

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