Yesterday was my first day to myself and to relax in weeks. I stayed home all day. I avoided the hustle and bustle of sale shoppers and basically vegged out all day on my couch. Okay, okay, I did do a cardio yoga workout and had a visit from my parents, but aside from that I vegged out on my couch for most of the day.
After a while I got pretty bored – I’m not used to having this much down time – and I ate. I ate a lot of chocolate. I mean, not hordes of it but more chocolate than I usually would eat.
I inherited my chocoholism from my dad….there are times when I can go weeks or months without a piece, but then there are times when I’m rooting through the cupboards hoping for a stash.
And with Christmas just a few days behind us the chocolate is bountiful. So today I’ve sworn myself off chocolate. I have a healthy balanced lunch packed for the work day, a yummy, mouth-watering berry smoothie waiting to be guzzled this morning, and after teaching boot camp class tonight I’ll find something replenishing for a late dinner.
See…I am human and I like to indulge. It’s fine to indulge. As long as our indulgences don’t happen every day or all day long. I’m more than happy to live a little. It’s going to make me work harder tonight and eat healthier today.