Saturday, December 29, 2012
Sometimes life throws us what seems to be unfair, unattainable, unimaginable, unexpected and/or unwanted. Seems we drive our lives like an approaching storm. The wind in the storm isn't deterred by obstacles in its path, rather it circumvents these and travels at will to its end. Is that us? Not choosing the path we should follow but rather the path of least resistance. It is much easier for me to just gather supplies and make something to eat, then to gather supplies after some or much thought before constructing a delicious healthy meal. It similar to stopping at a fast food restaurant to grab a bag of food to go instead of investing in the pleasure of tickling our taste buds with a sit down meal.
Developing a meal prep habit may seem out of reach. Have you looked at the thousands of healthy recipe choices available through Spark. They tell you ingredients, amount of time to prepare,size of servings, and the nutritional content. The hardest thing with a recipe is which one to make.
It isn't fair that we can continue to make inappropriate food choices, yet can make substantially wise choices when it comes to helping others make the "right" choice. It seems to us, unimaginable others do not make or know how to make these choices which seem obvious to us. Yet in all honesty we fall into the same crevice as the ones we are making those "wise" choices. After all we just stopped at a fast food drive thru to pick up our meal so we would have enough energy to give our opinion , whether asked for or not! it may even have been unwanted!
I remember when the choices weren't so important. I could eat just about anything and never gain an ounce. Now I look at a roll in the morning and pay for it the rest of the day, especially if it causes me to make other similar choices.
For a long time I could only see what I remembered about my physical dimensions when I looked in the mirror instead of the real image looking back at me. My memory never included the image I was seeing now. Which is why I am trying to change. I want the image to match the memory a little better. The end result is a Healthier ME!