These occur when dieting and exercising.
Overhauling bad habits is hard work, and it’s quite easy to slip-up.
For me, it’s pastries. Of all kinds.
Muffins, scones, croissants, chocolate croissants, almond croissants, coffee cake…
And, ohhhh the chocolate.
I could keep going, but this list is already torturous enough.
And what’s even harder? I’m tempted everyday at work. Coffee shops and pastries go hand in hand. What’s even worse? The pastry case is adjacent to the espresso machine. Seriously?
My will power is on par with that of a rock. I’m assuming rocks don’t have will power. I mean, they just sit there. Unless an avalanche occurs. Then they all come tumbling down.
And that’s what happened to my will power these last few days. It came tumbling down and fell at the mighty feet of the evil Sugar.
My running has been on par, though, so I can take solace in that.
I’ve been doing interval runs 2-3 times a week and I quite like them. It’s almost like a game. Mastering each level until I get to the boss.
And in this case, the mighty mighty boss will be the Boston Marathon.
That’s my lofty goal: I want to qualify for the 2014 Boston Marathon.
As for a short term goal: I’m challenging myself to 8 days of no sugar. And by that, I mean no processed sugar. So goodbye, muffins. Sayonara, croissants and scones.
Why only 8 days? Because May 3rd is on the 9th day and that, dear readers, is this lady’s birthday. And I will not deny myself the fun frivolities that sugar brings on that most holy of days.