Okay! I've made a decision (YAY me!).
I'm converting to dark chocolate.
I know. I know. Remain calm.
But here's the thing: I've made a serious goal. I want to be physically fit. I don't need to be skinny, but I want to be stronger and have more stamina. Therefore, I'll admit here (but only because I'm pretty sure my high school crushes don't read this blog), I want to be 100 pounds lighter by this time next year.
Standards (rumors?) say it is safe to lose 2% of your body weight per week. So, based on that, I think this is a reasonable goal.
I started last Monday by adding water aerobics to my schedule. I went three times. I didn't stress myself out about changing my eating habits, yet. But, I made healthier choices at each opportunity. For example, I chose a Thai Salad at a restaurant one day instead of the deep fried finger steaks and french fries I love.
And, I still ate my chocolate, but I think I heard somewhere (another rumor??) that dark chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate. Therefore, I asked myself, if the choices were NO chocolate or DARK chocolate, which would I choose? Dark, duh.
So, I'm converting to DARK CHOCOLATE. Wish me luck.
And, by the way, I dropped five pounds this last week, just by adding three classes of water aerobics and healthier food choices.
This week? Four water aerobic classes. That's all I can promise.
What are your healthy eating tips? And, do you prefer DARK or MILK chocolate? Could you convert?