Yay Me! – Colleen At The Ridge
I was out running errands today and STARVING! So were the kids. They talked me into McDonalds because there are apparently RIO toys there. I ordered them their chicken nuggets and apple dippers, and all I could think of was a quarter pounder with cheese, large fries and a soda. I didn’t do it!!! I waited until I got home and had yogurt with granola, which is actually one of my favorite treats. I “blame” The Ridge. Since working out there, I have also changed my eating habits. Not because anyone there told me to, but because I now want to. Even my trainer, Annie, tells me that you have to treat yourself, which I do. I have a glass of red wine and a little dark chocolate every day, and trust me, I will be ordering a McDonald’s cheeseburger on another day. Maybe on a day where I made it to The Ridge. Over the weekend, I had pizza and nachos, but skied like a maniac and needed those calories! I didn’t feel guilty at all because I know I am working out, and deserve a “free day.”
Just so you know, I don’t obsess about everything I eat. I also don’t ever say I look “fat,” at least in front of the kids. I want to show my kids that life is all about balance. Our rule here is that you can have a treat, but you have to eat something healthy first. I don’t want to keep candy and chips away from my kids because I think if it’s forbidden, it will only make them want it more. I know that’s how I am! I truly believe moderation is the key in life…all aspects of life.
I didn’t make it to the gym today. I have a sick kid at home, and am taking my oldest, Emma, to swim lessons after school, then it’s dinner, homework and bed. I am going to at least try to get a walk in today, in this beautiful, sunny spring like weather.
I hope you can join me at The Ridge!