Ok... as a bigger person in life, I am certainly not a newbie to the idea of temptation. Some people are tempted to sleep with the wrong person, while some others are tempted to steal or cheat or lie. I mostly get tempted with food; And only at the wrong times. This weekend started with me having 5 people hang out at my apartment, friday night. Everyone knows I love to cook and happen to cook well (thank God) but this means they always expect good and yummy food in my house at all times. Needless to say, I went off track with my diet and ate a small but wrong bowl of rice and stew (my diet encourages brown rice not yummy white rice). Not just any kind of stew, palm oil stew is my masterpiece. I felt soooooooo horrible and disappointed in myself and so I prayed and tried working out a tiny bit.
Then came Saturday; I went against my diet, which encourages me to eat 5 small and extremely healthy/balanced meals each day. I barely ate anything, just a bag of carrots and a yogurt for the first half of the day. Then a friend asked me to go out a sample a prospective birthday location and I broke; It was the beginning of the end (end of a dieting day) I ended the night with a little bowl of jollof rice and efo... Then comes the upside, the rest of my night was spent dancing the night away at an igbo party. I was worried that straying from my diet would have made me gain some pounds back, because lord knows I can gain 3 pounds in a day. I ended up losing 0.2 pounds over the weekend.
Lessons learnt? We all get tempted. It really is all about portioning and moderation, I just need to behave myself and get better with eating regularly so I don't binge. Most importantly, working out is good but doing active things you enjoy is even better... By the time I spent 2 hours attempting the Igbo woman booty shake..lol.... I worked off all the rubbish in between.
Coming Soon - My Very Interesting Conversation at The Restaurant
Also Coming Soon - Partying from the Perspective of a Big Girl... Trust Me, it's Different