Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I'll have to admit that on Easter with all of that candy floating around, I made several poor choices. Since it was only one day, I'm not upset about it. Yesterday, it was all about what can make me the healthiest person I can be. Today, I'm again making that the focus of my attention. I think we all want to feel and look our best. It's all about the choices we make. So the next time we reach for that candy bar, those cookies or fries, let's ask ourselves, "Do I really want to put that in my body?"
Trust me, there will be occasional days when I feel rebellious and the answer will be yes! That's okay if it's only occasionally. The rest of the time, if I'm really concerned about my health, the answer should be no. I need to feed my body what it needs to operate at optimal performance. I need to put aside my childish struggle for what is strictly comfort food vs what is nourishing food. As I've begun to choose health over comfort, I've noticed that my tastes have changed. Fat laden foods taste very heavy and too rich. Unfortunately some sugary foods still taste too good for my own health but even that is changing. There are some things that are just too sweet and don't appeal to me any more. (Yea!) I'm being much more adventurous with trying new foods, spices and recipes. I'm beginning to look at this new lifestyle as an adventure that I can pursue for a lifetime. I have choices, I am in control - the food isn't - and I feel good about it! I'm putting a positive spin on my new habits and I'm excited about my life being an adventure! Let's explore this new adventure together! Won't you join me???