Is anyone else singing Fergie's song from The Great Gatsby?! Cause I aaam.
Last night was a scheduled ladies night out with some of my favorite co-workers to The Cheesecake Factory.
DUN DUN DUN.
I could feel the caloric coma hitting me before I even got there. I even tried talking myself out of going, "I'm doing so well, those calories will kill me, I SHOULD be at the gym"...so I almost didn't go. Then I thought, no, Kayla...that pumpkin pecan cheesecake is only there for a LIMITED TIME and I've been killing it in the gym, I deserve a little night off. & I don't deserve to beat myself up later about it!
I've finally realized...I cannot beat myself up when I DO have a treat here and there, because my eating habits have changed DRAMATICALLY in these past 4 weeks. I went from eating 3-4 fun size Snickers at the office a day, and whatever fast-food chain of my choice I felt like at lunch, to now packing my lunches and having no fun size candies throughout the week... and you know what? The scale may not be where I want it yet, BUT...my running is improving, and I'm actually lifting weights (shocker!) every time I'm at the gym. The strength training is helping my running and on Sunday I actually ran 2 miles in 18:11. This is HUGE for me, guys...I was so happy I mayyy or may not have done a little happy dance all by my bad self in the gym.
I know I talk about my fitness journey a lot on here, but I just can't apologize for it. It's a new me...and I'm loving myself more than I ever have. It's helping my emotions, my sleep, my spirituality, everything. I'm turning into the me I want to be.
So, cheers to you, Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake.
Linking up with the beautiful, and super sweet Shanna!