I’ve been a bad girl. A very bad girl.
I’m not sure what got into me last week…I was craving French fries from McDonalds and Peanut Buster Parfaits from Dairy Queen almost every day!
Every once in awhile, a girl has to indulge herself. -Sarah Jessica Parker
That’s all I wanted to eat…and I only kept thinking about the consequences of what those foods will do to my hips and butt…I squashed those thoughts, and 3 days out of the week I went ahead and had fries for dinner and Sundae’s for dessert. Then put in a little extra gym time.
It’s so stressful denying your desires! But when you think about it, stress it actually more harmful to your body and emotions then just doing something in moderation diminishing those cravings and letting that thought go.
I am not talking about smoking cigarettes or chugging alcohol…I’m talking about those simple desires in life…like that delicious chocolate bar, or sugar loaded soda, or free cookie that comes with your meal. Everyone feels guilty about some little desire they have in their life.
But I’ve noticed if you just keep denying and ignoring those desires you turn into a teenager and rebel against all your wishes...you start to devour every desire and in the end you feel extra guilty about it. No one is supposed to feel guilty about fulfilling simple desires in life…we just need to learn to make conscious decisions.
Admit you have a desire for something. Take it in moderation. Enjoy that brief moment. Then simply let it go. You fulfilled yourself without over doing it.
Don’t judge your thoughts when a desire comes up just evaluate it for a second whether it’s harmful to you or rebellious or not even a big deal. If it’s that Sprinkles cup cake staring at you it’s no big deal…but if 10 Sprinkles cup cakes are staring at you and you want to eat them all it is harmful…alcohol-harmful, drugs-harmful. You get the point.
In life, you can choose to indulge in anything…as long as you still feel good about yourself at the end of the day. You can have that extra piece of chocolate or go for seconds but make sure to put extra gym time in your schedule so you can still feel good about squashing that desire.
Life’s too short to stress about what you can and what you can’t enjoy and indulge in…so just get it over with in moderation and you will be A-OK!
Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don't starve myself in an extremist way. You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I'd be devastated.
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