This past fall I noticed a big flaw in my diet: When I wrote from the comfort of a coffee shop I tended to treat myself to baked goods. When I worked from home I snacked on whatever was available, which was usually fruit or nuts. Oops!
Of course, my coffee shop routine didn’t start out this way. At first I ate a chocolate croissant every few outings, but before long this turned into an each and every time splurge. (Clearly I didn’t read this article on choosing healthy snacks at a coffee shop!) So I changed course and started working from home more. But after several months of this new routine I decided that I needed a change of scenery.
This past week I returned to my favorite coffee shop and, for old times sake, ordered my favorite baked good of all, a chocolate croissant. I love the flaky pastry, the gooey chocolate… the way I can drag it out to last a good part of an hour.
I do not love the 350 calories in each one.
What are some ways I could have burned off these extra 350 calories?
I could have played tag with my bestie’s kiddos for 74 minutes.
I could have had an epic 114 minute trip to Costco.
I could have taken 37 minutes of a Body Pump class at the gym.
I decided to play tag with my friend’s daughters. I was faster, but they had a lot more endurance!
May 11th, 2014