7.15.2013

the truth about indulging

Okay, I hope you are ready for a little bit of honest truth. The other night, I said "screw it." I wanted pizza and wine, so I got pizza and wine. I'm so hard on myself a lot of the time, and it's just plain silly. I sometimes feel terrified that I will turn into the overweight girl I once was. From one meal? Get a grip, B! (Yes, I just talked to myself) But it's common to feel guilt and fear over food. We see these quotes all over the place.."The food you've craved for an hour vs. the body you've always wanted." or "Is it REALLY worth it?" We see these women with insane bodies that we wish we had. It's not like people are humble enough to post their food babies proudly (unless we are jazzythings on Instagram. Bless her). So we see only the best side or six-pack of people, and it makes us feel guilty for indulging, which is something I rarely do. I eat clean 95% of the time. I'm not a fitness model. I'm not competing in shows. I'm a regular girl trying to take care of herself and set some sort of example. But what kind of example would I be setting if I didn't live a little. I would be setting an unrealistic one. So ladies (or gentlemen), stop beating yourself up about the damn piece of cake or the damn bread basket for heavens sake. Be a human being and enjoy it. I'm not saying, "Go wild!" Our country is a prime example of everyone gone wild on bad foods. Hellooo, obesity. All I am saying is there is a balance to everything, especially when it comes to our bodies. So remember that, and I will try to remind myself too.

2 comments:

  1. The fact that you are eating your pizza the EXACT way that I do is making me smile! No one seems to like that combination. And a little indulgence is okay sometimes... You work harder than anyone else!

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  2. You pretty much summed it all up! That is exactly how I feel, when I want to indulge a little. I tell all of my friends and family when they ask about my weightloss plan, that it is okay to indulge once in a while. Indulge/cheating once in a while keeps you human and SANE. The truth is I am terrified that with that one meal I will gain all my success back. Sometimes I find myself doing a little better one week from the next and it all comes down to that one cheat meal, which can turn into a cheat day. I know in the back of my head, I am human but you know we are the worst critics of ourselves. Thank you for speaking the truth many of us know, but are too afraid to say it to ourselves....

    xoxo, Melissa Orona

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