Monday, May 3, 2010

What do you do when you're given these hometown chocolate factory treats?

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

And your husband buys this cereal?

You create these!

Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

And you enjoy eating them because they are tasty (and ingenious if I do say so myself) and eating them reminds you of childhood (if your childhood was like mine and you got to eat sugary cereal for breakfast all the time :).

Now for my soapbox diatribe...

I have to admit I'm growing weary of hearing people associate strong negative emotions to foods of any sort. Eat well--mostly whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, lean proteins, etc. in portions suitable for your body's needs. AND ENJOY YOUR TREATS (not the whole box, pie, cake, or 5 scoops of ice cream, but savor a sample.) And stop with the guilt, please. Your thighs did not just get fatter because you looked at a brownie or even because you ate that Oreo cookie. If you overeat on the total amount of energy (calories) your body needs, then yes, your thighs will get bigger. But can't we all just learn to eat a little healthier and live a little happier?!

Get out and walk. And do some push-ups, lunges, and squats while you're at it. But please don't hate yourself if you "miss a work-out" or if you haven't worked out in weeks/months/years. Just get back in the saddle and do it!

Why do we wallow so much in self-pity? Why are we such control freaks? Why do we believe junk science articles? I don't know. I just don't understand the unhealthy relationships we have developed with food and fitness. I don't understand the unnecessary feelings of guilt.

Let's break free from it all!

I feel lighter already.

1 comment:

heatherhite said...

Can I get a BIG "Hear Hear!!!" I'm guilty of that, but you are so right! Let it go and stop berating myself! Good words!