How Skipping Candy Helped me Hit the Gym

Happy hump day! We’re over half way there! I have been developing a bad habit lately.  Someone brought in a bunch of delicious, sweet, sugary candy to work and I have been indulging in a few pieces every afternoon.  Yesterday afternoon I decided to break the cycle.  Not that some candy here and there is bad, but I was making a habit out of it.  It’s so easy to hit the sugar hard when you’re feeling stressed out.

But yesterday afternoon, I decided to break the cycle.  I walked right past that delicious candy and did not grab one piece.  And just like that, I felt empowered!  Like I was on top of the world, completely in control of my life! (for that one small moment).  After work I was struggling with going to the gym vs. going home and hitting the couch in my sweats (we all know which one sounds more appealing), but since I was feeling empowered and all, I decided to suck it up and hit the treadmill at the local gym for 3 miles.  So that’s how skipping one piece of candy helped me hit the gym.  Never underestimate the power of small everyday choices.

Last night for dinner I even made a nice salad with some Boca burgers (or cardboard, according to Kris):


Quick and healthy.  This morning I started my day with an a$$ kicking at an early morning EFX class.  Then came home and made some breakfast:


I had an awesome lunch date today with my dad at Ditka’s.  We started by splitting a tuna roll, and each got the Ditka’s salad with a bowl of wedding soup.  The food was delicious and it was so nice to take a break from the day and spend some quality time with my dad.


After work, I stopped at the store to pick up a few supplies for cheeseburger casserole, and I made 2 great finds.  I bought this Quinn popcorn that is Cheddar & Chipotle flavor.  The flavor is subtle at first, but then it really packs a punch.  And I also bought a case of this carbonated water; it is the perfect snack that feels like a cheat snack, but in reality it’s not!  What a simple and delicious brain trick.


Now to do some meal prep for chicken kale salad bowls for lunches the rest of the week.  Have a great evening!


2 thoughts on “How Skipping Candy Helped me Hit the Gym

  1. I LOVE candy more than anything, but I also feel better – both mentally and physically – when I avoid it. And congrats on fighting the after work slump and heading to the gym!


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