Sweet Cravings & Exercise

Oh, my…

Short Story: I had my first big craving for chocolate in 2.5 weeks and did not give in. I also made myself exercise this evening when I really. really. did NOT want to. Go me.

Long Story:
After dinner tonight I had my first real sweets/chocolate craving since starting this no desserts thing. Seriously, up until tonight it hasn’t been that hard to stay out of the desserts. Okay, well except for the first week, but I digress.

Funny thing though is I realized I was in a munching-don’t-feel-like-doing-anything-PMS-feeling-like-a-fat-failure mood and suddenly I made myself stop for a minute and think, “Is it really the chocolate I’m craving? or just the bad habit of dipping into the M&Ms to avoid a chore I know I need to finish this evening?”

hhmm… It was definitely interesting to see what my brain was thinking since I knew I wasn’t allowing myself a sweets dessert this month.

I had heard eating an apple will take the craving away, but we had just eaten dinner and I was full, so I settled for a small single-serve unsweetened apple sauce with strawberry instead. I’d say the craving went away, but I went away instead…to the other room to finish folding my laundry. The craving is no longer there, so I assume it went away as well, but I didn’t wait around after eating the applesauce to bid it goodbye. *giggle*

Then I forced myself to finish up folding the laundry and eventually a workout with Jillian…ugh. I SO DID NOT WANT TO DO THIS TONIGHT. I fought every step it took to get dressed, put the DVD in, etc, etc.

Of course, behind the fuzzied thinking that is my brain on PMS I know I’m glad I got it done, but I wasn’t glad at the time – even when it was finished. I was just PMS’y with a sweaty body and shaky muscles added into the mix. πŸ™‚

Now that I’ve finished up my chores and am about to go shower and get to bed I can smile a bit a bit. I can smile because I exercised my body when I didn’t feel like it, and I exercised my willpower to not give in to sweets just because I was bored. Again… go me. πŸ™‚


About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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3 Responses to Sweet Cravings & Exercise

  1. Lori Lynn says:

    Yay for you! πŸ™‚ Go Leah!


  2. Go you! That is amazing Leah. Great job and great job on the weight loss this week!


  3. Brenda says:

    Yeahhh! So glad you didn't give in!! I had that exact 'feel like munching cause I don't want to do anything' feeling last night..and I almost caved in. But I didn't, I went to bed. And I felt so much better when I got up this morning knowing I didn't.


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