I’ve been having a really weird few months, healthy living-wise. There’s been the knee, of course, and the subsequent lack of working out. There’s been a lot of feeling sorry for myself. And there’s been a lot of an all-or-nothing attitude. This, of course, has been totally stupid.
I’ve had more than one “okay, get yourself together” moment. There have been some tears. There has been a lot of frustration with myself. And yet, the cycle continued.
Then, this morning, I just woke up and knew it was going to be different. I had the same feeling I had when I had my healthy tipping point moment a couple of years ago. It wasn’t a big, broad decision. It wasn’t some crazy experience. It was just… a feeling. I just woke up feeling like being healthy again.
All of a sudden, today, I wasn’t tempted by the pastries at work and I wasn’t tempted to stop and pick lunch up somewhere when I knew that I could, instead, go home and raid my healthy fridge. This isn’t a huge change. I don’t usually have the pastries and I don’t usually stop to pick something up… it’s just that lately, I’ve been tempted a lot and haven’t really stayed true to my ideals.
But today, my healthy nature just came back to me. This used to be such an organic part of me, and I lost that recently, but I feel it coming back and I am so grateful for this.
To start, breakfast. Nothing new, that’s for sure, but still! Healthy.
Like I said, nothing new, but seriously fantastic.
Into the mix went:
- Chobani 0% Vanilla
- chocolate granola (soooo good)
- White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
All mixed up:
Confession: I purposefully mix the granola and peanut butter together and don’t mix it all the way into the yogurt and then save those bites for last. It’s AMAZING.
I didn’t get to lunch until 3pm, which is why it’s even more surprising that I wasn’t tempted to pick something up, but today was so busy that I didn’t even really remember to be hungry. That never happens to me.
When I did get home, I made an epic sandwich. Seriously, it was so good. I want it again soon. Maybe tomorrow.
I had it on two pieces of Nature’s Pride Hearty Wheat With Flax (sent to me as a part of Foodbuzz‘s Tastemakers program), which I mentioned the other day. As I predicted, it served far better as sandwich bread. In fact, it was fantastic.
Between those slices of bread:
- melted shredded lowfat mozzarella
- baby romaine
- shredded carrots
- mini heirloom tomatoes
- cucumber slices
I mean, right?
I followed lunch with an apple, and now, about two hours later, I’m enjoying a Kombucha.
Everything consumed today = happiness.
I recognize the old me again. I think a lot of it might be the promise of working out again, but either way — I know I am back, and it’s a good thing. A really good thing.