Fact: About five months ago I stopped drinking my green goo (read: green monster
Fact: About five months ago I stopped going to Weight Watchers.
Fact: About five months ago I stopped exercising regularly.
Conclusion: By no longer guzzling the green goo, I fell off the wagon. HAHAHAHAHA!
Okay, okay! So it’s not entirely accurate (and fallacious reasoning I might add), yet – I promise – these things are actually related to one another. However, one did not specifically lead to the other.
Even though they are ridiculously yummy, in my mind I identify the morning smoothie as “Health Food”. Yes, it’s tasty. Yes, it’s filling. But it’s also entirely associated with my weight reduction program. I started drinking the smoothies when I started blogging (and going to WW), hence, Health Food.
Further, In the morning, I’m more of a grab and go kinda person. Making a morning smoothie requires me to actually put aside five minutes of my precious time (time I could be in bed, asleep) to pull together the ingredients and blend them. You might be thinking “Five minutes isn’t that much time!!”, and you’re right, but in the mystical world of Zan five more minutes of sleep could be the difference between “grr” grumpy and “hi” happy.
So, continuing to make smoothies every morning is an exercise in willpower which, in turn, adds fuel to the fire of determination, and provides that kick in the pants I need to wake up at five or five thirty a.m. every weekday and workout.
Alright, maybe this isn’t so much about green smoothies as it is about exercising some self discipline. And I can proudly say I’ve been employing it to great effect: waking up at five a.m., getting in a good workout, making breakfast to actually eat AT HOME, making up smoothies, and still giving myself more than enough time to look perfectly polished before heading off to work.
Yep, I’m crowing just a little bit (A LOT!!!). It is amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
In other news, went to Weight Watchers last night (yay, three weeks in a row!). Was up a little (boo!), but I chalk it up to a) not tracking as well as I should, b) Aunt Flo’s on her way to visit, and c) added in a pretty intense toning workout several times a week.
Three Goals for Success in the Coming Week:
- Track everything I eat. Even if I don’t want to.
- Lay off the candy jar at work. There’s Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark at home, and that’s way tastier than anything in that candy jar.
- Cook a couple of meals at home.
- (okay, four, I lied) Get the rest of the Xmas stuff up (not specifically related, but it’ll make me feel A LOT better)
And oh, look, self-disciple means I’m actually blogging again. I’ve missed this. See y’all real soon.