Girl vs. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard
Monday, November 15, 2010
I could do it. I could go to Dairy Queen and get a medium cookie dough blizzard. I have a 45 minute drive home, I could eat it on the way. No one would know, you’re all by yourself. (This last thought is a whole other post.)
If my life were a movie, this is where you would hear the ‘tires screeching to a halt’ sound effect. Because I got up at 7am on a Saturday, just to squeeze in a workout before my baby got up and the day got started. Not just any workout, either – ChaLEAN Extreme Burn Intervals, a booty kicker. I was pretty impressed with myself, too. I worked darn hard and stoked my metabolism, it was on turbo charge, faster than me in my mustang after watching the Fast and the Furious.
Then it happened. “If you go get that blizzard, it will be delicious. For about 10 minutes. Then you will be aggravated because you just erased your hard work from this morning and then some. Skip it. You will feel so righteous.”
I believe I learned this strategy from Judith Beck’s How to Think Like a Thin Person, but it might have come from my Weight Watchers leader. “Think about how you will feel if you eat it. Now think about how you will feel if you don’t eat it.”
If I don’t eat it, I’ll feel like a cross between a rock star and a super hero for resisting temptation. I know it’s true, because I did resist eating it. Could resisting temptation be my new superpower?