Day 3: 100 Days Without Sweets (And the biggest temptation thus far!)
Day 3 of 100 Days Without Sweets completed yesterday and it brought about the most difficult temptation thus far.
Here is how it went down:
I was at the gym, doing my trainer thing, and in between two of my morning sessions I headed back to the fitness office. What did I find there? A box of Lai Lida Cookies – the most delectable cookies I’ve ever had.
Laron Taylor, a member at the gym, is the creator of these freakishly addicting treats (Even writing about them now makes me want one!), and every so often he brings a box of them into the gym. I’ve been hooked on his cookies since the first time I had one (Well played sir!) and this has led to weekly trips to the store to buy them.
By far my biggest weakness the last few months has been these cookies (I’ll tell you more stories about them later). Yesterday, I didn’t have a single one. Now this is just a small, early, victory in my 100 day challenge, but I’ll take it!
I resisted the cookie temptation, so here is what I did eat:
- 6:30 a.m. 4 Eggs, 1 Avocado, Spinach
- 9:45 a.m. 1 Apple, 2 oz. Mixed Nuts
- 1:00 p.m. 8 oz. Chicken Breast, Broccoli
- 5:15 p.m. 8 oz. Chicken Breast, Broccoli
- 8:30 p.m. Protein Shake (1 Scoop whey protein, water)
Looking at day 3 of my eating you’ll notice my carbohydrate intake is low. A tweak of my lower back a few days ago hasn’t allowed me to exercise much, so I really haven’t needed many carbohydrates.
On top of that, I’m contemplating doing carb cycling – Consuming higher amounts of carbohydrates on lifting days and lower amounts on non-lifting days.
Carb cycling has been shown to be great for fat loss and, let’s be honest, I’m a 23 year old single guy and it’s summertime – getting leaner is a priority.
Day 3 was the most difficult thus far, we’ll see what day 4 has to offer!
Looking to do your own 100 day challenge?
Join me in the Just Go Fitness – 100 Day Challenge Facebook group and declare what you’ll do the next 100 days!
You don’t have to give up sweets, but why not do something the next 100 days to positively impact your life?