Friday Pin-Ups: Healthy Resolutions

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.)

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Roasted Carrots with Dill and Ginger (The Sweet Beet)

Roasted Carrots from The Sweet Beet

Source: thesweetbeet.com via Isabelle on Pinterest

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Pan-fried Fish with Blood Orange and Avocado Salsa (Josie Lee)

Fish with Orange Avocado Salsa from Josie Lee

Source: josieleesuska.blogspot.com via Isabelle on Pinterest

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Spicy & Sweet Squash Bowl (Feeding Andy)

Sweet and Spicy Squash Bowl by Feeding Andy

Source: feedingandy.blogspot.ca via Isabelle on Pinterest

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Curried Lentil Pumpkin Soup (Yummy Mummy Kitchen)

Curried Pumpkin Lentil Soup from the Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Source: yummymummykitchen.com via Isabelle on Pinterest

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Spiced Lentils with Poached Eggs (The Bitten Word)

Spiced Lentils with Poached Eggs from The Bitten Word

Source: thebittenword.com via Isabelle on Pinterest

Comments

  1. says

    UGH, i know exactly how justifying bad behavior goes right now: after so many false starts since january i’ve become pretty sick of my own excuses. there’s always too much to do, or i have a headache, or some other random reason as to why i can’t just make a quality meal for myself or go work out. it’s ridiculous, and it’s nice to know someone else does it. :) I struggle with it, but I’m sort of at the “I’m DOING THIS” stage of the game too, so thanks for this post! Great motivation; I hope your yoga class went well (I love love LOVE yoga; something about it just really makes you feel like your best ever self).

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