Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I just had a weird experience.
Like super weird.
We seem to have “goodies” at my office fairly often. Potlucks and birthday parties and candy jars and all that stuff. Sometimes I go to these parties and either give in and eat some of it or more often silently suffer and drool over the goodies while snacking on whatever healthy foods I brought that day.
So today we had a birthday gathering for a few coworkers. There was a huge cake and most people went to get a piece quickly. I heard someone say, “I never turn away cake!”. I had gone in knowing I wasn’t going to have a piece but anticipating maybe having a little bit of internal turmoil. I listened closely to myself and heard…nothing. That little voice in the back of my head wasn’t telling me to have cake. I wasn’t really even thinking about the cake. Nothing.
It’s funny how when we treat our bodies well, they adjust and want similar treatment. I was looking at all the processed sugar and flour, the factory-farmed eggs, and artificial colors and thinking, “That’s not actual food. No need for that.”
I know not every office event or every day will be like that. I’m not perfect and definitely have off days. But for today I’m just happy knowing that every day gets a little easier and that success tends to create more success.