Friday, November 04, 2011
I'm so excited when you arrive. After a long week of work, sweat, and nutritional commitment- I eagerly await making plans with you. However, there is a problem...
While the anticipation builds for a couple of days rest, I start to get nervous. I worry about the social gatherings I must attend, and the possibility of taking the wrong turn on my path to a happy healthier me.
What if my friends decide to order pizza for a snack? Or invite us for dinner, and make a meal that is really out of my calorie range? What if they open a bottle of wine, and another, and another. Can I have a glass or two? Oh my goodness! What if we go out, a terrible storm hits, a tree falls over their house, we are stuck there for days, and all they have are frozen meals with loads of sodium and soda to drink? What do I do then?! Okay, okay, I'm getting carried away...I would be certainly lucky to be alive, and a high sodium meal would be the least of my worries, but you can see where I am going with this right?
I guess it's part of this lifestyle change. In the past Friday, you would have led me into temptation. But today I need to make better choices. If my friends eat unhealthy snacks, I won't take part. I'll make sure to have brought something for myself. If they open a bottle of wine, I could certainly have a small glass, but I'll try to stick to water. I won't even talk about the storm scenario- that was just getting crazy, but at least I am understanding this now.
You will continue to bring a period of rest, filled with social gatherings and events- and I will just need to continue changing my habits to better live through these challenges. It part of the process. It's part of re-inventing myself.
So here's to you Friday! Thanks for coming around- oh and please take it easy on me!
Love, yours truly, Ninny. xo