This morning I thought I would spend some time talking about one of my favorite things-FOOD! I love food...all different kinds of food. This is a pretty big obstacle for me. I love to cook it. I love to eat it. I even once wrestled in it (college ramen noodle wrestling oh yeah!). It has been a good friend to me through good times and bad. I didn't always have enough as a kid which makes me think I over compensated a little bit when I actually got to be in a house that always had food around.
We went to a movie last night (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2) where the biggest temptation food lies...movie theater popcorn *drool*. We opted for no butter flavoring which was a good choice but then we also also got a large soda. I like to think that in the overall scheme of things it really was more of a treat than anything else (and I did have 8 points left although I am positive I went over with the soda) but it was still a bad choice. If anything I should have thrown my water bottle in my purse LOL.
I will say though that I think I did pretty good. I cut myself off after a bit because I felt a bit full and really watched the entire movie itself sans popcorn. We then went out for a quick drink before heading home where I made another really good choice-I had a Mike's rather than a daiquiri. If you know me, you know that this was a big deal for me. I am not a big drinker by any means (a big part of my past prevents me from going that way) but I do enjoy certain wines and daiquiris. If I go some place and they have daiquiris that is what I am drinking :o)
Ok, enough about food willpower, on to exercise willpower. This morning I experienced the same thing that I experience just about every morning-the desire to stay in bed. I am pretty much a morning person. I wake up feeling generally well rested and wide awake. So, why do I want to stay in bed? I have a bed that I feel is extremely comfortable and a cozy quilt that keeps me nice and warm. When that alarm goes off I open up my eyes, shut off the alarm, and think, "Ahhh morning...ugh that means I have to leave this wonderful bed..." I do not feel tired and sleepy, I do not desire to hit snooze and wake up later, but I also do not desire to leave my cozy bed. I have become accustomed to laying there for 5-7 minutes soaking up every last ounce of comfort before exiting but it still doesn't make it easy to leave that bed. I would say sitting up and putting my feet on the floor is the one thing that takes the most willpower from me on any given day. I could just stay there and read a book! Thankfully, I don't. I haul my butt out of bed and usually have a smile on my face by the time I face the bathroom mirror, because, while I hate leaving my bed, I love greeting the morning. It was another beautiful morning for a bike ride, and it gives me the willpower to leave that bed behind!