Yesterday was one of those magical healthy days where everything went right.
Okay, it wasn’t really magical but after weeks of being very careless in what I eat and exercising only sporadically for the last week or so, it felt magical. The first day of being healthy feels so great.
I managed to stay in my calorie goal range (I aim for 1800) and get enough protein. Usually when I’m counting calories I notice it’s an either or situation for calories and protein. But yesterday I ate lots of vegetables and lean meats and ended up having a day that worked out perfectly in terms of calories and protein and carbs.
Another good thing about the day was that I didn’t eat again after dinner. Night time snacking can sometimes completely derail me and push me up in calories but I resisted the call of the kitchen once it got dark.
At the gym I managed a lower body strength training session + abs. It was really funny because the weight I started with doing squats was way too low so I moved up with each set and still knocked out a lot each time. I ended up going to about 90lbs and staying there but only because I had already worn out my legs. I’m pretty sure I’ll be moving up again and am relishing in the fact that I’ve got strong legs!
The “first day” of being healthy again always feels a little bit magical, doesn’t it? You feel so proud of yourself and happy that it happened. You tell yourself it’s the start of something new and lasting and important. Something it is and sometimes it isn’t, but it’s nice to think so. I definitely think this is the start of something grand and exciting for me. I guess we will find out in a couple weeks when I weigh and take measurements and see if this one magical day turned into a couple weeks worth of magical days.
Let’s hope so!