Healthy eating

Treat your body

Credit: Judy Zachariah

You work hard.  Very hard.  You have the kids to tend to, the turtles to feed, the house to keep up.  Your work is never done.  So, when you have the opportunity to relax, what do you reach for?

A cup o' joe?  Perhaps an alcoholic refreshment?  If you are like me, it is chocolate and soda.

The question is:  Are those the best choices?

I agree...100%... that we all deserve to have our little slice of heaven as a reward for our hard work.  100%

However...(my nice "but"), I propose that we do something more.  That we take our treats to a new level.  What if we opted for fresh ones?   Or healthy options?  Would we enjoy it less?  Would we feel that we were being "treated"?

What is it about your treat that you love?  Me?  If I am HONEST with myself, I no longer REALLY enjoy the Dew like I did.  Perhaps in the morning is the time I enjoy it most, but if I have a second...I end up miserable.

Here is your challenge.  If you are a partaker of unhealthy treats in lieu of goodness, I want you to partake and evaluate.  Give yourself 15 minutes after you have eaten or drunk your treat, then have a chat with your bod.  Ask it how it feels.  Do you still feel the affects?  Are they good ones or bad?

If that lovely bod of yours can honestly say that it totally enjoyed your input, then GREAT!  If it didn't, then work on replacing it.  Your bod will thank just have to listen.

What are your treats that you feel you can't do without?  Are they good for you?  Let's talk!  Leave me your $0.50 in the comments:)

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Do It Now List

It has come to my attention that I procrastinate things that I have forethoughts about.  I put something on a list.  Look at it.  Fear the outcome, the time spent, or the unknown...whatever it is...I think about it.  As of now, I am erasing the "To Do List" and creating the "Do It Now List." With the DIN List, I will not allow myself to THINK.  Overthinking stops here.  It is useless and it doesn't help.  It allows the uncertain to be entertained.  It allows us to subconsciously decide to AVOID what it is that needs to be done. 

Yes, we HAVE to exercise.  It is not a choice.  If we lived in the time of the cavemen, we would work off our calories.  But, we don't.  We sit for a living.  We become slugs for a living.  

Just do it.  Thanks Nike.  They mean don't think about it.  Get it done. 

You want chicken tenders for lunch, but you NEED grilled chicken (thanks to Chris Brogan for bringing this to my attention :)).  Don't THINK. 

Just eat it. Thanks Weird Al.  :)  Anyway, food is overrated...we only need it to survive, not to enjoy.  Pleasure comes from experiences not taste.

Starting today, throw away your To Do List and consistently work on your Do It Now List and watch your productivity, your health, your accomplishments soar.  (Dang you, bald eagle.)


What is on your To Do List that you keep procrastinating?  What if you don't give it a second thought and put it on your Do It Now List?  Will you get it done? 

© Tania Dakka and Chaotic Musing, 2011