I like coffee and I really like cream. I like a lot of cream in a good cup of coffee. As I was measuring my almond milk and pouring it into my coffee this morning I thought to myself, “This sucks. I don’t even like this shit.” Almond milk in coffee sucks. It just sucks. The taste sucks. The texture sucks. All of it sucks. I usually put a tablespoon of cream, but in all honesty, that sucks too. It’s not enough for my taste. I like the richness and depth that cream gives coffee. I’d rather have 1/4c. cream in my coffee, but I’m not willing to spend 200 kcal on it. I don’t drink caffeine so it’s not like I’m getting any perk from this sucky beverage. I poured it out. Intuitive eating, Danielle – eat/drink what you like. I’m not going through the charade of making crappy decaf every morning and forcing myself to drink it anymore. I’ll occasionally swing by Dunkin Donuts and have a cup of coffee the way I actually like it, not the daily crap I have been disappointed while drinking.
I was doing the same thing with exercise. I find things that feel like chores and force myself to do them despite hating every minute. Like running. I’m not sure why I’ve been so headstrong and dead set on being a runner. I don’t enjoy it as my primary form of exercise. So, this time around I’ve stuck to what I actually really enjoy: primarily spinning. Mon/Wed/Fri I’ve been spinning for an hour and loving every minute of my life. Tues/Thurs have been running/weights. I’ve found a groove in this and have actually enjoyed myself. It’s starting to feel like just part of my day again, which is really a welcomed feeling. It might even be time to dust my bike off, pump up the tires and hit the road.
For those of you that do the whole weights thing, I’d love your feedback. I’ve been warming up with a mile run. I do 3 sets of 8 reps and my weight limit is so that I’m truly struggling on the last rep. Any additions? Changes? Good forums/sites to check out? I’m a total newbie at weights, but I’d really like to focus more on them.
Vertical Chest Press: 3×8 50lbs
Preacher Curls: 3×8 40lbs
Seated Dip 3×8 95lbs
Hip Adduction: 3×8 90lbs
Hip Abduction: 3×8 90lbs
Ab crunch: 3×8 90lbs
PS: If you havent had the Litehouse OPA Greek Yogurt Ranch you need to. It has 60kcal for 2 tablespoons and all of the tang/flavor ranch should have. I’m pretty much obsessed with it.