Whole Life Challenge Thoughts…A Point Is Not The Point
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Week 2 of the Whole Life Challenge… Points
Well, we are on week 2 of the Whole Life Challenge. Personally, this has been my favorite CPM challenge thus far. I love the online “game” of it and I really enjoy achieving points each day. I have to admit I had a little anxiety over losing my first points but now that I have that out of the way, I can focus on having as many perfect days as possible throughout the rest of the challenge. Speaking of points, Chris and I had a good talk about points.
After 4 perfect nutrition days, I had gained an “Indulgence” point. I was excited but also a little confused as to when I should use my point. What I should use it on? Should I use it at all? Because really, a point isn’t the point. I’m feeling really good, finally over the carb flu…didn’t think I would get that but I did. My clothes are fitting better, I’ve lost 5 pounds. So why would I want to eat a cupcake just because I have this extra point on my account?
I finally came to the realization that I shouldn’t use the point just because I can. I should use it because I’m in a situation where it applies and it would be really tough to not indulge a little. Did use of points go as I hoped? No. On Saturday, I use an indulgence point on a breve. This use of a point was perfect. Breves don’t have sugar so I still felt good after it and didn’t crave more sweets. That evening we were at my parents with my family and my mom has peach pie. She continues to talk about how good the crust is. It has a cookie dough consistency. I’M DYING! I finally tell everyone to stop talking about it! I don’t eat the peach pie and I totally regret it. Why? Because the next night we randomly grab some butterscotch m&m’s at Target. For some reason, I try them. They are super sweet and not that good. Definitely not worth the point but it’s too late. I wasted my point on stupid candy when I could have used it on peach pie.
Lesson learned. Sometimes treats are worth the point, sometimes they aren’t. There will be a day when I can no longer enjoy my mom’s homemade peach pie with cookie dough-like crust. So for now, I will use a point on those delicious homemade treats and have no regrets. After all, it’s about finding that balance, right? And for me, balance includes a piece of pie and a breve every now and then. In the meantime, I’m going to kill this challenge!
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Posted by: Emily