Back on the Cohen program for the month of May because of 2 things: a) I’ve gained a few pounds recently with all the good food I’ve been eating; and b) I just know that I’ll gain a few pounds in June when I go on vacation. I encountered my first temptation today when my sister wanted to pass by Dairy Queen for a blizzard - I managed to restrain myself from ordering one for myself!
So what has kept me going and stopped me from cheating these last few days is the thought of all the good eats I’ll be having in Italy for 3 whole weeks. Pizza, pasta, wine, gelato, truffles, cheese, and so many more! Can’t wait - and I’m sure it will be worth the sacrifice I’m making this month. :)
One of the reasons that I’ve gained weight in the past is that I’m a stress eater. I gorge on chocolate when I’m stressed at work (and boy, work can be stressful almost everyday!). I feast on Ben & Jerry’s when I’m heartbroken. Whenever I’m depressed or stressed out, I automatically reach for a chocolate bar. Talk about low EQ. :)
So here’s a new trick that I’ve taught myself on how to cope with work stress (by far the most common issue) - I leave the office and take a walk around the block. Thankfully there’s a park nearby, so I can sit on a bench and take in the greenery in peace. Bliss!
If you’re anything like me, you always start a new year with the resolution to exercise more. You do, but that starts tapering off after the first quarter of the year…and by the end of the year, you’re back to being a couch potato!!
Lifehacker’s got this great article on easing yourself into an exercise routine that sticks so check it out!
I’m sharing an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). We all have friends, family and/or colleagues who are like the ones described in this article. It’s difficult to be on a diet, but what’s important is to not lose focus and to keep a close circle of supportive people around to counterbalance all the naughty jealous ones! ;)