Yesterday I challenged myself to go the entire day without touching that strawberry cake I had been wrestling with the day before. I just wanted to make sure I really was stronger than the cake and give myself a greater chance of getting a good result at weigh in this weekend. So there the cake sat, staring me in the face for the entire day.
And I never touched it.
I admit I did think about it once or twice. After all, wouldn’t it be a waste if the cake didn’t get eaten, went bad and had to be thrown away? What if I just had HALF a slice? That would be ok, right? Or should I just have a quick nibble at it before I go for my run because I’m hungry and I don’t want to pass out in my fancy sneakers on the street! ?
The answer to these questions through out the day was always ‘no’. And it wasn’t always ‘no’ because I wanted to succeed at my own challenge, nor because I knew eating lots of cake is not the healthiest fuel for my body. The answer was always ‘no’ because, believe it or not, I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE EATING CAKE!
There was cake on my bench and I didn’t feel like eating it?! What?
I’m so pleeeaaaased! I’m pleased because it means these poor habits I created for myself over the past couple of years are fading. Thank heavens! In fact, the thought of eating the cake really turned me off. Challenge complete. Too easy! :)
I went for my C25K run at sunset. Gosh, it felt good! It was my last session for week 2 of the training. And I found myself delightfully surprised when I realized I was actually looking forward to the running segments of the training. The walking segment would be coming to an end and I actually felt excited to be able to run again! I’m not sure what the other folk on the street thought of me as I ran to the supermarket at the end of the training with a gigantic smile beaming from my beetroot red face! Ha!
And tonight another satisfying moment came at dinner when I sat down to a bowl of steamed vegetables with my husband’s home made salsa and a squeeze of lime juice. Deeeeelish! And completely point free. I love that I love vegetables. Plain, crunchy, healthy, delicious vegetable-y goodness.
….. Now, where’s that cake? It’s time for dessert …. ;) Just kidding!