Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Step Away from the Nutella

I'm a big believer in momentum. When I'm on a roll working out, it's so much easier to get myself to the gym. When I am having a productive afternoon, I will cancel plans to make sure I can continue to get as much done as possible.

So it should come as no surprise that it easily swings the other way as well. Ever since I got back from Italy I have noticed that I have eaten like complete sh*t. Pizza, mexican food, candy- you name it. But what I noticed more than anything is that the more I ate it, the more I craved it. I saw a tv commercial for Taco Bell recently and actually thought about going to get a Cheesy Gordita Crunch- just ew. Two nights ago, I was craving chocolate milk, but we didn't have any chocolate syrup:

I SERIOUSLY CONTEMPLATED STIRRING NUTELLA INTO MILK!

That was my "enough's enough" point. It's been fun, but it was time to get some veggies in my system. I went to the store and stocked up on fresh, natural foods. I had a veggie wrap for dinner last night and a fruit smoothie with spinach for breakfast this morning. AND I even bought vitamins! (I don't think I've taken a vitamin since the Flintstone days)

I can promise you that I won't be turning into one of those "Eat to live, don't live to eat" people any time soon (because let's be honest- those people are really missing out on one of the simplest pleasures in life and, in my opinion, are slightly batshit crazy), but I do notice a significant difference in how I feel when I maintain a healthy balance. I know my nutella jar will be missing me, but for the time being, it looks like it's just me and my veggie wraps:

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