Every day is a struggle for me to stay on a healthy path. Some days I'm successful, other days I'm a failure, and some days are a little of both.
Yesterday was a mixture of success and failure. Success on my eating, well, sort of a success. I didn't follow the Weight Watcher plan exactly, and I only ate 20 of my 30 Smart Points. What I ate was very healthy, but I was super busy and didn't make time to eat (this almost never happens). I was starving at 10 p.m., but I went to bed hungry. So I wasn't perfectly on plan, but I tried.
I didn't make it to the gym, I didn't walk outside like I had planned to do (and it was a gorgeous day), and I didn't even come near to making my 10,000 steps. I did go to the mall because I had to get my hair done. I did some shopping, and I walked in the mall for what felt like miles, but according to my Apple watch, I only got in 5,000 steps. So exercise was a big fail.
I still call it a good day. At least I made an effort to eat right, and if I had to chose eat right or exercise, I'll take eat right. My old Weight Watcher leader used to always say "you can't outrun your fork". Meaning if you don't cut back on the eating, it's unlikely that you can exercise enough to burn off all those extra calories. This is very true. In the past I could spent two hours at the gym, then eat too much and gain weight. Cutting back on food intake is number one to losing weight. Exercise is still important, but it takes a back seat to my eating.
The plan for today is head outside and get in a good, brisk walk this morning. Of course, that's dependent on getting my lazy kitty off my recliner footrest. That's her grumpy cat face because I woke her up to take this picture.
For those of you that noticed, yes, that is my Christmas tree in the background. I usually take it down the day after Christmas, but I put it up two days before Christmas so I've been reluctant to take it down. Today is the day, it's coming down.
Today is also going to be a fantastic day of healthy eating and exercise!