Thursday, March 10, 2011
So yesterday I decided I am giving up complaining and unhealthy fast food for Lent. Let me tackle each one separately.
Complaining - I've always been an optimistic and happy person. For those that know me they would probably question that statement lately and it would really hurt the vision I have of myself for them to question it. See, I have been told a lot in my lifetime that I have a great attitude and I'm always happy. So, I believe it and I know it to be true. However, I don't believe it is true anymore. Yep, I said it. I don't have a great attitude and I'm not visibly happy anymore. A lot of it stems from getting laid off a couple years ago. It shook me to the core because I just didn't see it coming and I was the person who didn't worry about it (long story). Anyway, welcome to the real world, right? So now I've become a little more cynical and frustrated in my current environment. Enough said...so I've decided I need to stop complaining. I don't like being a complainer and most people would agree that they don't like complainers. I can handle not being liked (ah, it's great to be a grown-up) but I don't want to be disliked because I complain. Also, where does complaining get me...NOWHERE...taking action will get me somewhere! So, I'm giving up the complaining and I'm going to see if it changes my happiness quotient. I think it will but I'll let you know.
Fast Food - Ah, the easiness of stopping at a drive-thru on the way home from work at 8 p.m. when it's too late to cook and I'm too tired. That is one of the biggest downfalls I have when it comes to making healthy choices when life gets busy. So, I'm giving up UNHEALTHY fast food. I have to be reasonable and I can certainly still have a salad from a fast food place (if it's healthy, of course) or I can definitely stop at Subway on those crazy busy days. But, for a short time, I'm going to add a little inconvenience to my life to make myself think a little more and be accountable to myself a little more.
There you go, that's what I'm giving up for the 45 or so days. I'll let you know how it goes!
So last night I knew I was going to get home later than I would like to be able to cook a nutritious meal so I asked a couple people at work if they thought pizza was considered unhealthy fast food? There isn't a drive up! What do you think and what do you think I had for dinner?