I have been really good the last few weeks about brining a lunch, not eating out, and getting to the gym at least 4 days a week.
I know that when I deprive myself of something I want; it makes me want it that much more.
Yesterday, this thought crept into my head. It said, Chipotle sounds good.
Then I saw a bag from Chipotle in the fridge at work. And that thought came again. Chipotle sounds really good.
Thursday, I was in the gym stretching after a very annoying run on the treadmill. I had packed a pair of low cut yoga pants instead of pants with a drawstring. I like these pants but they really are only good for yoga since they slide down with the slightest movement. I spent the entire thirty minutes on the treadmill adjusting my pants.
So, I am stretching, trying to keep my pants from falling off, and that thought gets really loud. It says, After that, you really should get some Chipotle. It would be really yummy and you totally deserve it for sticking out the workout with these annoying pants on.
I try to ignore it. I explain to the thought that my sandwich is going to be really good and I should just eat that.
By the time I made it to the locker room, I had made a deal with that thought. If the scale said a certain number, I would have Chipotle.
Walking to the scale, I changed my mind. The scale had to be 4-tenths lighter than that number or no Chipotle! And if I do have it, then no dinner tonight. I figured this would seal the deal.
I jump on the scale. I do a double take. It’s not the first goal. It’s not even the second goal. It’s 6-tenths lighter yet!
I was very amazed that the first thought through my head was not, Yeah, I get Chipotle. It was, That’s so awesome, I totally don’t want to run it with Chipotle now!
So, I went back to my desk and ate my sandwich, grapefruit, and yogurt.
And guess what? I don’t regret it. The sandwich was good and I knew I would not beat myself up at 3:30 when I was falling asleep at my desk from all those heavy calories.