Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Amen. Working out has never really been much of an issue for me. Don't get me wrong...do I whine and complain that I don't feel like going for a run or going to do exercise? SURE I DO! I don't think there is anyone on this planet that wants to work out all of the time. But it has always been the 'less difficult' part of loosing weight for me. THE KITCHEN or should I say more aptly RESTAURANT KITCHENS are the hard part for me. Where we live, we are 5 minutes from a dozen restaurants and even more pizza places, etc. It is so easy to be lazy and not feel like planning and cooking a meal. In the past, my husband and I have gone through phases where we will go days at a time of feeding the kids something healthy for dinner and after they go to bed ordering some calorie overloaded food. EVERY TIME we are done we both feel like dirt. EVERY TIME we say we are done eating this way. And yet some how the next time we forget...and the vicious cycle continues. But I have vowed to break that cycle and have been doing a pretty good job up to this point...until last night. It was our anniversary. We don't have any family near us and with two small children the option to have a night out isn't there for us. My husband convinced me to go down this road again. We ordered out. And I FEEL LIKE DIRT. Now I know I could have picked a healthy option. However, somehow when it comes to restaurant food I really struggle with this. I have this mentality that if I am eating out and paying for it then I'm going to get what I really want. But this is just a bump in the road. I am not going to let it define me. I am not going to let it do what it has done to me in the past. It was one meal. It will not derail me. I will be back on track today and working out harder than ever. Because this means more to me than one bad meal. I want to be healthy for my family and just as importantly for myself!
So to everyone that has had a bump or two in the road, don't let it slow you down. Just keep pushing through because we can do this!
Have a great day, Sparkers!