Sunday, October 16, 2011
I traveled far this weekend, a driving trip from Ohio to Maryland. 6 hours of driving each way.
Now, long drives have always translated to junk food binges for me - you have to keep your energy up, right? Driving is hard work, right?
Well, not if you're honest with yourself.
On the way there, I didn't even consider junk food. But after a long weekend, not enough sleep, and an impending cold, the refueling stop presented me with serious temptation. I wandered in the convenience store, looking at chips and candy, determined that I "deserved" something salty and fatty and sweet.
Then I stopped and thought. I listened to my body. I wasn't hungry. I didn't need fuel to get home. I would be feeding the power of habit, not nourishing my body.
So I walked past the junk food. I grabbed a bottle of water, paid for it, and walked away from all that temptation. And I felt better about myself than a whole bag of Ghardettos would ever taste.