Day 6 – and the “Treat Meal”

My husband and I have decided that one day a week we are going to enjoy a “treat meal”. He is doing a carb-cycling diet right now and I am allowed one “treat meal” in my program, for now.

So, last night we decided to treat ourselves to a Papa Murphy’s pizza. And not thin crust, no cheese, fat-free, gluten-free – oh no my husband some how convinced me to get a 5-Meat Stuffed pizza!?!

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I was hesitant at first, I am not a big meat pizza eater to begin with but double layered pizza – WOW! I must say it was much better than expected. It was fresh tasting and not greasy at all! I managed 2.5 pieces (we cut it into 8 pieces). We also paired it up with a salad, I know boring!?! Why is that a treat you say?

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The treat about this salad was the almonds, parmesan cheese, strawberries, avocado and homemade dressing (avocado oil, honey, mustard, rice wine vinegar). It was so good, to me this is a real treat!!

But I got through it, and this morning WOW did I have a great workout!?! I went up in all my weights (it was leg day) and my cardio was great as well. I was very happy with my progress. I also thought my stomach looked flatter this morning…

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The picture in the light shirt was from one week ago, and the black shirt was this morning.

We will continue to do this, as long as I can because I think it helps me mentally knowing that I have a meal coming up that I can eat whatever I want. And who knows a few weeks into it, I may not crave anything?? There are good articles out there to outline the importance of these treat/cheat meals. Check out this one onĀ Fit Day.

What do you think? Do you use “Treat Meals” in your program?

 

 

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