Before I begin, and because I know you’ve all been waiting on pins and needles (or haven’t checked the sports page), the Steelers won last night. Alright, everybody, big sigh of relief….
Greg, I may or may not have used your Terrible Towel to clean up the dog’s drool this morning…
Alright then. After reading Greg’s post last night, I started thinking about balance. While my favorite sports fan might not always have the healthiest habits (ahem…the corn in tortilla chips does NOT count as a vegetable!), he does have a healthy attitude about food and diet. Eat good, nutritious food 80% of the time, exercise often, and if you fall of the wagon, get right back on it the next day. Don’t stress. There are more important things in the world (like the Steelers’ record) to worry about.
This is such a simple, smart concept, but one that I know plenty of women struggle with. We’re so consumed with how we’re going to look in our jeans that all of our actions revolve around that singular goal. Instead of eating real, wholesome food because it’s good for our insides, we eat to mold our outsides (and backsides). Exercise isn’t about getting your blood pumping and letting out steam, but about burning off the peanut butter sandwich from lunch. Of course, we all want to look in the mirror and like what we see, but if that’s the only motivation for living a healthy life, is it even healthy any more? We’ve got to remember to keep a balance.
So this is my challenge, short and sweet, to all calorie-counting, cardio-pumping, strong, beautiful women ….Think Like A Man. Go out tonight, eat some wings, have a beer, and enjoy yourself. Leave the guilt at home.
Greg was just fine this morning. You will be too.