Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Today was any other Tuesday EXCEPT I didn't have time to make my typical shakeology shake this am. I took the daughter to school, on an empty stomach, dying of thirst. So I battled with the urge to go through the drive thru of my favorite coffee shop. Well that bad lil devil on my left shoulder won over the angel. I went through the drive thru and not only got a coffee but a bagel too!! Ugh what is wrong with me??? It's only 10 mins back home to my yummy chocolate peanut butter heaven that I enjoy every morning and doesn't leave me feeling guilty, bloated, and lethargic for the rest of the morning.
This made me question why we give into temptation so much? The feeling usually goes a little something like this..."OMG that ice cream would be sooo yummy, I shouldn't do it though I have been so good all day, but maybe I should, I mean I deserve it right?? But then I will feel guilty the rest of the day, but it will feel so good eating." Sound familiar? Emotional eating perhaps??
It was a real struggle for me to stay on track the rest of the day. By the end of the day I asked myself, "Why is it so hard to resist something that makes me feel good for 5 mins and guilty for the rest of the day, when I can make better choices, that give me more energy, and smile at my accomplishment at the end of the day?"
That is my solution, when that evil devil rares it's ugly horns, I am going to flick it off my shoulder with the same smile and enthusiasm as I have after a day of clean eating. Screw you temptations! you don't own me.