After yesterday's post, I started thinking about how sometimes the scale doesn't always tell the truth. I'm not saying that it's a liar, but the scale definitely does not tell the whole story. For example, it doesn't tell you that I've lost 2 inches in my hips in the last 2 weeks, or a half inch in my waist. It doesn't tell you that those damned abdominal sections at the end of every single Firm tape are getting slightly easier for me to do. It doesn't tell you that I am able to pyramid the weights up during certain Firm routines. It doesn't tell you that I have more energy and most of my cravings for junk are pretty much done and gone. The scale does NOT tell you everything.
Today my best friend in the whole world took me out for a belated birthday meal. I ordered a cheesy pasta dish, and then immediately divided it in half as soon as it got to our table. I ignored the uneaten half all afternoon. I also ordered some steamed veggies on the side. The waitress brought the obligatory bread basket to our table when our food arrived, so we both didn't even touch it. What was the point? We wanted to eat our food, not the bread. Wendy got some eggs Benedict with hash browns. Even though I only had half my plate, I was very satisfied, and not sick to my stomach. I felt good about the choices I made today.
Before I met Wendy, I knew I had to pack in a really good workout. I started with The Firm Total Body Time Crunch with Rebekah Sturkie. I can't even remember the last time I did that workout, which is why I chose to do it today. And yes, I completed the ab section also! Then, I decided to do Zumba Express, which brought my calorie burn up to 576 calories. I was happy with that number. I knew I had to plan & prepare ahead because I was going out to eat, so a high calorie burning workout was definitely in the cards.
I thought about getting a mani & pedi today after lunch, but decided against it. I was getting a headache, and I still needed to run to the drugstore and pick up a few things. It's funny because I didn't even think about that extra serving of cheesy pasta in the passenger seat next to me. It just didn't interest me. It was like, I ate it, I had my fill & satisfied my craving, and then I was done. I've come a long way baby!
I can't believe the weekend is over already. Another work week begins tomorrow. Oh joy. Well, I'm gonna wrap this one up. Let's all make good choices.