I have a tendency to make excuses for myself, even when I fully know I’m just justifying my own bad behaviour.
I haven’t been to the gym in ages because I’ve been too sick, too busy, or just plain not motivated. I went to the pizza place next to the office because I didn’t have enough time to pack a lunch or walk the extra block or two to get something healthier. I ate a danish because I had a 9am meeting and didn’t have time to warm up my oatmeal. I only did 20 minutes on the exercise bike instead of 30, but it’s okay because I’m going to do it again tomorrow.
Believe me, I can rationalize ANYTHING. And lately, I’ve been doing an awful lot of it, too.
Today, though, I’ve decided to ditch the excuses and do the right thing. I’m leaving work at a reasonable hour, I’m dragging my butt to the gym to do an entire yoga class. The whole thing. Even the part with the crunches where I do 2-3 real ones and then kinda fudge the rest.
And then I’m going to go home and make something healthy for dinner, because I’ve been slipping back into my habit of indulging in my favourite carby/fatty/sugary comfort foods. Because I need to remind myself that there are plenty of good-for-me comfort foods too.
And lest I slip, I’m sharing my resolution with all of y’all, along with five beautiful pins for healthy comfort foods in sunny shades of yellow and orange. (See that fish down there? That’s dinner tonight, barring any total disasters.)
Roasted Carrots with Dill and Ginger (The Sweet Beet)
Pan-fried Fish with Blood Orange and Avocado Salsa (Josie Lee)
Spicy & Sweet Squash Bowl (Feeding Andy)
Curried Lentil Pumpkin Soup (Yummy Mummy Kitchen)
Spiced Lentils with Poached Eggs (The Bitten Word)