Last night was my most pathetic work out to date. It took every last ounce of strength I had to not quit in the middle of it and lay down on the floor of our basement. Jacob can attest to how sad my performance was. Nonetheless I finished the workout. Later that evening I spent some serious time in the bathroom; it wasn't fun at all. Looking back my upset tummy may have been why my workout was so terrible. Perhaps my fatigue and weakness was my body trying to tell me that something was wrong. Its so hard to draw the line between "I don't feel super awesome but I can push through this workout," versus "My body is trying to tell me something is awry and I need to listen to it." So often (read: all the time) I'm exhausted. If I skipped a workout every time I was tired, I'd literally never work out. That's a whole 'nother issue though that I'm currently exploring.
On another subject I'd like to plug a product that i really really enjoy. You may not know this, but I'm an ice cream addict. I LOVE it and I will go out of my way to obtain it. To that end it's the single treat I've missed the most since being on my diet. Up until now I've used ice cream as a cheat meal that I would have on very rare occasions. Then I found Halo Top. This stuff is seriously good. Its low on calories and carbs, but somehow (probably because of magic) tastes like real ice cream. The only real difference between Halo Top and traditional ice cream is that its texture is lighter and fluffier than the traditional stuff, which can be so dense that it will bend your spoon. My only complaint is regards to Halo Top is that pacing yourself when you're eating it is basically impossible. How am I expected to stop at a single serving when I can eat the whole pint and it only has the same amount of calories as traditional ice cream.
DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed here are my own, and I'm not being compensated in anyway for writing this review.