Water… Sometimes I think that drinking it is the foundation for getting back into shape. At first, it seems kind of boring, but then — the more I drink it — the more I want it and the more I want to choose other healthier options. So my healthy goal for this week is to drink at least six glasses of water a day. It’s not the easiest of tasks for me, because I am addicted to fruit juices. 🙂 Cranberry, orange, apple, or grape — if it’s a juice, I love it! To trade the juices for water and to eat actual fruit instead will be an adjustment for me, but bring it on!! I know that once I start running again, I’ll need the extra hydration. And the benefits to drinking water are endless. (I am writing this for my benefit more than anything else, because I need to get pumped up for H2O!). 😉
Onto more guilty pleasures… As a treat to go with Nate’s lunch tomorrow, I sliced into the welcome-to-the-neighborhood Bundt cake that a woman across the street had baked for us. I didn’t even taste it but the aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg was enough to make me completely happy. I’ve never seen such a moist cake!
My determination to be good and not have a piece of the cake was because I had this for dessert yesterday…
Ice cream rolls are super easy to make, but make a wonderful presentation for guests. The cake batter — spread out on a cookie sheet — cooks in about 15 minutes. After it’s cooled for 30 minutes, spread on the softened ice cream and stick in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
Then add on a thin layer of hot fudge and whipped cream…. It is c*h*o*c*o*l*a*t*e heaven!!
It was a splurge — yes — but it was completely satisfying, and I didn’t even crave dessert tonight. (Another amazing thing about water is that it curbs the ‘fake’ cravings — the cravings that make you want to eat, even though you’re honestly not hungry).
Sooo, this week’s goal: learn to love water! 🙂