Sunday, May 16, 2010

I Choose Health...Tomorrow


There comes a time (about once a month), where I say to myself, “I have splurged enough. It is time to get SERIOUS.” I am talking about losing weight, moving around more, and feeling healthier overall. The whole she-bang. Don’t we all put ourselves through the striving-for-perfection thing at least several times a year?

There is something about this time of year, isn’t there? The kids are out playing, the grass is green, and the birds are chirping. The sunshine interacts with the vitamin D and shoos the seasonal depression right out of our dormant selves. I start to feel like, maybe I will really exercise a bit because I WANT to, and maybe I will really stop eating when I feel satisfied because that is a smart decision in regards to long-term payoffs vs. short-term payoffs (The short-term payoff being, holy shit this pasta doused in the naughty cream sauce was made especially for me and is one step away from heaven, so I better eat the whole entire thing dammit. Yes, that would be the short-term pay-off.)

There is also something about this time of year too, where a potluck or barbeque is around every corner with a festive feeling in the air. A feeling of celebration and indulgence. Me like indulgence. Ohh, it is rough, but I've got to try.

So I have decided to contemplate this fresh commitment to better health with some warm bean and cheese dip and Tostitos. It is fabulous. I am writing. My son is playing at the sink contentedly. I stop every sentence or so for a snack of nasty yummy. Do not lose hope for me, people. I will figure this out sometime. (Maybe say a few prayers for me.) I will start tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day…

16 comments:

Oddyoddyo13 said...

I loved your title-cracked me up. :)

Lauralee said...

Came across your blog from sits. So hear you on this one!

Kerry Neville Bakken said...

Good needs to be good enough. This is a time of celebration: sunshine and green grass and birds and perennials poking up their lovely heads. Today is perfect. Why worry about tomorrow?

Cheers,
http://mommamaybemad.blogspot.com/2010/05/live-your-life-well.html

Finding My Weigh said...

There is another thing that comes with this time of year...shorts. This thought keeps me up at night. And tank tops. And bathing suits. I may never eat or sleep again.

But then I remember this is also the time I crave a crisp sauvingon blanc and all worries fly out the window.

Lucy said...

Ahhahaha!

Did you know May is the month in which, in the US & UK, more money is spent on advertising diets than in any other month? And also, this is the month that most people totally give up on any diet resolutions made in the New Year?!

Your time will come........xx

litanyofbritt said...

here's to motivation! if i find some extra, i will share. but don't count on it! ;)

chele said...

That was hilarious. I'm reading along and see "bean and cheese dip" and had to do a double take. Hope you enjoyed it!

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

It feels like there is always a time to indulge, or at least, I am never at a loss for rationalizing it. The Hubs and I love food and wine.

Stopping by from SITS.

Cheryl said...

"Me like indulgence." Well said. For some reason I am very, very hungry all of a sudden. I want a snack of nasty yummy!!~

Jen said...

I am so with you on this. I too will start tomorrow. ;)

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Haha! I need to get serious about eating healthier and working out regularly. I tried to do that today. I took my little girl on a bike ride...for 15 whole minutes. And then I came home and ate about 10 Red Vines. lol So much for eating healthy and working out. I guess there's always tomorrow. lol
Thanks for stopping by Kristy! Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
@TweetingMama

katepickle said...

There is always tomorrow.... and you know in my part of the world sunshine is few and far between at the moment, so perhaps you are waiting for spring to arrive down here first?

Natacha said...

I say... Enjoy your Summer! Winter is for dieting... or is it? mmmmm... well, whatever, enjoy bbqs, potlucks, drinking margaritas in the sun and and and... it's only a small amount of time in a whole year...what the heck, live it up!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Ha, good luck! I've definitely been there myself and it's so hard to stay on track for too long. One day...

Pink Haired Momma said...

You are so awesome! Good luck...tomorrow. i nthe meantime i have some fabulous recipes for "healthy" cakes on my blogs. They really are! Pinto bean cake! Uh hello you can have a sweet treat packed with protien! Girl that is so having your cake and eating it too!!

Thanks for poppin in today! Hope your friends little boys tush feels better too!

Kassie said...

There is always tomorrow! :)