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FFCI: Temptation Is a Mutha


My week was so good, so fantastic! Killed my workouts, ate within my allotted calories, still mentally strong and engaged in this weight-loss process. Then this happened:

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Here is the story.

I was having a great day yesterday, and Zumba with my favorite instructor was so on point. Since I had a bit of energy remaining (and I hadn’t hit my 400 calorie burn minimum yet), I jumped on the elliptical for an additional 15 minutes! So to say I had a good workout was an understatement.

I grabbed a salad from my favorite place and headed back to work.

When I walked in, there was a box from Mrs. Fields (a very popular cookie store and my very favorite in the whole world) on the reception desk.

I eyed it greedily suspiciously and said to the receptionist “omg! Mrs. Fields delivers?! Who is that for?”

“I think it’s for you”

(What you talking bout Willis?)

Me: “stop playing,  who is it for?!”

(giggling) “Its for you!”

Me: “WTH?!”

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(by this time I have already blamed my husband for trying to sabotage me by delivering my favorite cookies to work! He was gonna get hurt!)

Sure enough I read the gift card and one of my favorite clients sent me the box full of goodies as a token of appreciation. I am used to getting calendars and fancy pens this time of year but this gift was really nice (Not to mention expensive!).

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So I did what any girl with a goal would do–I got rid of the temptation before I my tummy could figure out what I was doing! I gave it all away and kept one small bag of cookies and a triple fudge brownie for my husband. The calories are real though!

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Just like that, it was over. Crisis averted. I ate my salad. It was delicious.

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I find it so ironic that the one thing I have been purposely not baking–cookies–still found its way to me! Ha! I’ll be honest, last year I would have taken  a LOT more than a small bag of cookies so I am proud of myself. Let’s just call it a Christmas miracle shall we? :)

How are you handling holiday temptations? How was your fitness and eating week this week? Did you get your workouts in?



Mommy. Career Woman. Fitness Addict.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 4), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie became inspired to become a licensed Zumba instructor at Fitbloggin' 12. She now teaches a regular high energy Saturday Zumba class in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.

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  1. I am bookmarking this post so I can refer back to it in the future because girl, YOU ARE A SUPERSTAR!! I *hope* I would have handled the ultimate Mrs. Fields temptation the way you did…but I don’t know if I could have. I’m so impressed. WOW!! I’m so proud of you! (and I really am using this scenario the next time temptation is staring me in the face)! –Lisa
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  2. HA hah haha!!! I love “What you talking bout Willis?” Isn’t it always the way? The thing you try to avoid most just creeps up on you. You did awesome. Good job! That was serious temptation!!! I also love that they put a calorie list in the box – very good – at least for you. Another day conquered!
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  3. Totally should be proud of yourself, because there is no way in hell that I would have been able to give those cookies away. I have no willpower! But seriously awesome that you were able to give them away!! :)
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  4. Girrlllllll I am so proud of you because had it been me I would be like the cookie monster saying me want cookies. The Otis ones that Zaxby’s sell gets me every time.
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  5. Temptations don’t bother me at all. My love for the way my plant based diet keeps me lean, energetic, and keep me from being sick is enough motivation for me not eat food that wold cause harm to my body. My fitness this week has been excellent. Knocking out my 500 reps of AB exercises in the morning and getting good exercise form my kick boxing class and boxing workouts. I have been focusing on strengthening my obliques for the lats week now and I am seeing improvement. Knocking it out, thank God!
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  6. Oh you are good! I would have saved many more cookies for myself! So hard to resist. Good for you!!
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  7. You could’ve used 3-5 of those cookies as large salad croutons. Just sayin’.
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  8. Oh my. Three pounds?? Is that just the shipment or was it easily three pounds of cookies? When I had first had Scarlet, my birthday was two weeks postpartum. My mom and sister sent me a giant shipment of Mrs. Field’s cookies. I ate them all. I was a nursing mama. Probably not my best movie, but…two weeks postpartum is my excuse.

    I love them. When I pass them in the mall? I avoid eye contact.
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  9. lol those cookies look so good. The temptation is so real but great job that you didn’t give in =)
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  10. Oh you did good! Those look yummy! At least the hubs got to indulge in the generosity of your client. Very sweet of them to think of you for the holidays!
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  11. The sender of the cookies must not read your blog!!! That was a really nice gift though. Way to stay strong – so awesome!!! I hope you had at least one bite!!!
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  12. Girl, you get a huge high five from me on this! I have no willpower. I would have eaten five of those cookies and then five more. I need to stick closer to you and hoping some of that willpower will rub off!
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  13. Oh, I admire your commitment! I don’t know if I could walk away from the cookies. I’m ready to make a change though. My stomach felt so horrible yesterday and I’m sure it’s from not eating right.

    Congrats on your Christmas miracle! And wonderful workouts!
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  14. Im so proud of you for getting rid of that temptation. I have good days and bad days, the worst days are shark week but I’ve been doing good this time around. I find that I have to tell the hubby to bring home nuts instead of chocolate, most days I’m glad he listens–the days I’m not is during shark week. I’m sure he doesn’t know what to do with me.
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  15. Woah girl! You are way stronger than me! Way to freaking go! :)

  16. You are so much better than me! Great job!
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  17. Good for you resisting tempation and only taking a small bag of cookies. I have been craving cookies so much lately, but I’m really trying to cut back on the amount of sugar I eat. However, I probably would have ate half the box if someone sent me cookies and blondies.
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  18. That stuff looks SOOOOO dang on good…and you did good, because I KNOW I would have failed miserably at getting rid of that stuff! The holidays this time around has been AWFUL for me from all the holiday parties that we have been having around here AND people bring sweet treats for our department every day this month! I just said at this point, I’m going to indulge but not TOO MUCH! I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last month and I don’t want to gain it all back before the new year!
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    • girl. CONGRATS on your 10 lbs!! That is amazing!! :) try to wear blinders on until all of this hoilday treats is over!

  19. Oh my what a gift to get. Although very thoughtful and tasty, there is way to much sweets exchanged during this time of year. I hope you enjoyed them.

  20. i love a good Mrs.Fields cookie. you are good. i would have at least had ONE lol.. so far the holidays haven’t been to bad. on days that I know i have holiday parties, etc. i try and keep breakfast and lunch super light. i haven’t been exercising as much though.. on vacation soon and will definitely catch up on working out.
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