Sunday, November 18, 2007
"Work Hard - Eat Fat"
Last week I had a minor nervous breakdown, nothing serious, just a mom thing, so I didn't post much. Sorry. I am also going to have this post be my last until next Monday morning. I am sure you are all just as busy and won't even miss me.
Saturday, a very thin mom in my ward said that her grandma taught her "Work Hard, Eat Fat". Jennifer If you are listening thank you for putting my whole philosophy into four words.
Every morning when the alarm goes off I cannot see myself exercising. I don't have better words to put it, but the action seems impossible. I have mentioned time and time again how I have to get dressed in a trance like state in complete denial that I am about to go out in to the cold dark morning and make myself sweat. I just love to eat. That is what gets me out.
I love eating through the holidays. Bringing back memories through taste is probably not the healthiest way, but it is wonderful during December. If I am consistent in exercising, the damage I do eating down memory lane is repairable.
If I exercise more and try to eat a bit better my holiday skirt will not cut off circulation to my toes. Some recipes I can make a bit healthier, I can give away more of, or I can try sabotage. Sabotage for me is easy, I hate walnuts, they make my mouth itch, so I through a handful in tempting food. Of course I do this only where appropriate i.e. if I make fudge I try to make it with walnuts. I will eat it anyway, but the act of sucking the fudge off the walnuts takes a bit longer and makes me a bit more thoughtful.
Good luck this Thanksgiving, enjoy it, I hope it is wonderful for each of you, just don't forget to get a workout in first thing Thursday morning. I know you hate to get up on a holiday, but I know you are the same people who will get up early Friday and subject yourself to hell in the form of a six a.m. sale at Wall Mart. It is possible, I don't want to hear any excuses. Get your priorities right. "Work Hard - Eat Fat" is better than "Sleep in - Eat Celery"