So, last month I thought it would be a great idea to join in a weight loss challenge with some of my friends. I consider myself a pretty healthy eater, and I work out pretty consistently, so I thought this would be a no-brainer for me. Not so much.
I did learn a few things though, the first is that there is a reason I don’t own a scale. I just don’t care what is says. I really don’t. I do care how my clothes fit and if I have energy or not, and as long as I can carry my 22lb baby up and down the stairs without panting too much I feel like I’m doing okay. I do love to run, but mostly it’s because I’m able to eat more of the things that I love. It’s a vicious but kinda wonderful circle really.
The second thing I learned was that you actually have to really watch your calorie intake and make sure you are working out enough to burn all those calories + to actually lose weight. I found out that nursing counts for about 500 calories a day. That was really cool. What wasn’t cool, was that Geoffrey decided to give that up during my challenge. There goes my two snacks for the day! AND there was also Easter candy in my house. Do you know how many calories are in a little handful of Cadbury Mini Eggs?… Believe me, you don’t want to know!
Well, my friends are at it again with another month of this insanity, but this time I opted out. I’m hoping that just knowing that they are all working really hard will deter me from devouring the entire bag of peanut M&M’s that I hid from my kids put away in a safe place. This contest of theirs should at the very least guarantee me a running or workout partner more often which will help get me out and run in the eminent heat that we get this time of year.
As a reward to myself for the torture I endured last month, I decided to start a 30 day goal for myself ; I’m going to post something here everyday for the month of May. I’m always bummed when there are no new updates on my friends blogs, so I in turn need to be a better blogger. I’ll try friends. Really I will.
All in all, I’m pretty sure I will do better at this than the weight loss goal. But only because it means I don’t have to give up my Nutella. Or carbs. Or bacon. Mmm, bacon…