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Exercise and Eating: Earning Food

Yesterday was a fantastic day.  I woke up early and ready to run, and I finished another day of the Couch to 5K program.  I don’t know when I will stop being thrilled every time I complete a day.  Hopefully never.

We had some light snacks at home before heading into DC to see some out of town friends.  We walked two miles from their hotel to have some amazing, delicious Peruvian crispy chicken with yuca fries at La Granja de Oro.  If you’re ever anywhere near Adams Morgan in DC, do not miss this place.  The chicken was perfectly spiced, with light crispy skin that I loved.  After the great late lunch/early dinner, we went around the corner for ice cream before heading another three miles into downtown to see the Cherry Blossoms.

All in all I walked/jogged 8 miles yesterday, which meant I didn’t have to think twice about the crispy chicken, the ice cream, or even the root beer float that Aaron and I shared on the way home.  I learned something important.

I don’t want to eat crap all the time, but I do want to feel free to indulge in special treats (like DC chicken or ice cream with friends) without the guilt.  I moved my body, made it work for the food, and it was twice as satisfying because of it.


One Response

  1. Sounds like you had a great day – it does feel good to move and be able to have treats without guilt 🙂

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