Today I took my dad out to lunch for his birthday, we have been looking forward to it all week because we go get these tasty Green Enchiladas at a little hole in the wall kind of place close to where we work. They have amazing food. I decided that even though it was an indulgent meal for me I would still log everything I ate today.
Which got me thinking about a few things…
Firstly, why on earth do we have “cheat” meals/days??? What possesses us to ruin something we enjoy by making it sound “bad”? Think about it, cheating implies that we are doing something wrong and bad
Cheating on a test = BAD
Cheating at sports = BAD
Cheating on your S.O. = BAD
Do you see the trend here?
Why, then, would we take something that is meant to be good (relaxing, resetting enjoyable, etc…) and call it something that screams BAD?
This is why I call those meals an indulgent meal
Do you see what I did there? I turned it around, I made it good, I made it sound enjoyable. This way I can enjoy my meal without the guilt, or shame, or whatever for going ”off diet”
Not that I’m ON a diet, this is a healthy lifestyle, but that is a different rant all together…
I challenge you to start saying “I indulged today” in place of “I cheated today”
It’s a great habit to get into and it has actually helped me indulge less, believe it or not.
Change your mindset, change your body.
Let me know how it goes, mkay?
On to other musings…
In the past if I had an indulgent meal/day I wouldn’t log it because I really didn’t want to know. Ignorance is bliss, right?
Knowledge is POWER
Even when it’s not something you want to see (I’m sitting at over 2000 cal today with plans for only a light workout) it is something you can use. By logging everything today even though I intentionally indulged (not cheated) I can see that I am keeping on track with my other meals today, which is the important thing.
All things in moderation!
Happy Friday all!