March 1 has come and passed and I think it’s safe to declare that I’m the winner for the month of February in the family bet, I was down 2lbs which is more then anyone else, I could have been further but I’ve been having some rough days lately and I’ve been cheating when I’m not suppose to be.
With that said, that brings me to my topic for the day, Lent started yesterday. Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday or better known to others as Pancake Tuesday, I allowed myself some pancakes and now I need to make my commitment to Lent. You are suppose to give up something that will be difficult, something that won’t be easy, showing your sacrifice. (Well that was what was taught to me while I was in school, I just give up something that I shouldn’t be eating.)
I’ve working on three commitments:
1-No more Starbucks, I started to look at my receipts and I didn’t realize how much I was grabbing from Starbucks, a little treat every day, which was adding up on the wallet and the calories because we all know those cookies, muffins, squares and etc. are big time calories.
2- No more extra treats, now this I have to explain. I’m not cutting out desserts when I’m eating out, I’m talking about little treats that I pick up throughout the day. I will drop into the convenience store and grab a chocolate bar. Those are what I need to get rid of. I’m planning on trying some baking out, and I don’t want to cut that out, because I need to be able to try it and it’s going to be coming from my clean eating magazine, so it can’t be to bad.
3-And finally, I’m committing to some form of exercise each day, I’m doing a 30 day challenge right now, which is great but I need to do more. I’ve been slacking in the gym department. When I was actually going 3-4 days a week, I felt great. The last few weeks I haven’t been making it as regularly, so I need to get back to that. I felt better when I was going.
Day 1 done, I didn’t grab any Starbucks but I did get a min chocolate bar. I’m going to have to do better meal planning if I’m going to get craving for something sweet. I’ll keep everyone updated on my process through the month.