…that makes me so damn happy.
To me, life is way, way, way too short, and way too overcomplicated as it is, to not find balance. To not look at life as “everything in moderation.”
At least, that is, for me.
I read her post from yesterday and it totally and utterly resonated with me in so many ways.
Things DO taste better with real butter vs. the fake stuff (Ames – you’ll appreciate this!!)
Sometimes you DO need a glass of wine – and in some cases, an *extra* glass of wine – after a hard day, or to celebrate an accomplishment, or simply just to enjoy with your super-cute hubby staring at you from across the table.
And yes, carbs – those dreaded carbs – are sometimes all your body craves after a particularly hard workout (um hello, Bagel World, in my neck of the woods!).
And guess what? Those indulgences – within reason, using moderation as your guide – are ok. In fact, I’d argue they are great for you.
Well, for one, because without indulging now and then, your body goes into overdrive-craving mode (or maybe just mine does!) and next time I’m around whatever it is I’ve been avoiding-like-the-plauge-for-fear-my-jeans-will-suddenly-not-fit, I want to eat (or drink) it by the bucket-full. And seriously, what good is that? You know you’ll just feel terrible if you go to that extreme, right?
Also – like I’ve said before, once you start focusing on the quality of the foods you’re eating, the happier, more centered, more satisfied, and more balanced you’ll feel. Said the girl eating a fantastic piece of Cabot monterey jack cheese (FULL fat version) while prepping dinner with the hubs. 😉
Again – as Jenna pointed out too (and as you all know all too well about me!), I work hard to play hard. So my workouts may seem to be ALL I ever talk about. But a teeny tiny part of my motivation is because I like to indulge now and then and not feel badly for it.
So that’s my balance rant for the day…seriously, life is too short to feel forever-deprived.
…Eat a cookie (as Jenna said, not TEN cookies, but A cookie)!
…Enjoy those nibbles of cheese before dinner!
…Indulge in a glass of wine if you want to! And on a weeknight if you feel like it, no less – total rebel move, right? 😉