We've all said it..."This has been a super hard week, I deserve this beer/cupcake/pizza/Starbucks." I know I said it nearly every day of teaching...or, well, to be honest, probably adult life. It was just more true the days I was teaching. The days I didn't "deserve it" because of how rough life's been, I deserved it because it was special occasion. You know: my birthday, Christmas, the day before Friday, Friday, the day after Friday. Sadly, this one justification, "I deserve ______", has been the downfall of nearly all of my health-related goals. The knee injury to my box jumps. The dial up to my Internet. The empty bank account to my to-do list of international destinations. You get the idea. But here's the truth: you deserve to feel great, to look awesome, to be insanely healthy, and to function the best you can for as long as possible.
|Brain cow - so cute...but dangerous!|
Case in point: On a Monday, I drag my weary bum up the stairs to my apartment and think to myself, "It's been such a long day, I'm so tired, I'm gonna skip my workout, order pizza and drink a beer or three to relax. I deserve it." Come Wednesday, on my way home and feeling super tired again, my human nature has already laid the microscopic brain groundwork for me to follow that very same path again: junk food and alcohol (likely followed by a gallon of coffee the next morning after I stay up too late watching The Real World...yes, I know I'm 31 and no, I do not know how to dougie).
|I bedazzled this shirt myself. Don't be jealous.|