I am all about healthy eating and exercise. I am all about organic whole foods. I am all about cooking as much from scratch as possible. BUT….sometimes I don’t…and that’s okay too. You see, if I never allowed myself to break the rules and ignore the screaming angel on my shoulder reaching ten decibel level as she reminds me why I should NOT give, then I am sure I would go slightly insane! I am a working mom, running a small business on the side, tying to help her pre-teen and teen boys grow into great people…that’s a LOT of work people!!!! So…I cheat every now and again…and it feels great (until I read the labels so I avoid that).
So here’s how I cheated today:
It was Superbowl Sunday yesterday and half my household were thrilled by the outcome…the other half, not so much. We had junk food in…Hubby had been in charge of shopping so the Red 40 and Yellow dyes were everywhere. Chips, of every conceivable variety were in abundance…crazy huh? Anyway, we chowed down on organic hotdogs and burgers with these horrendously popular chips as a side.
Today, we have LOTS of leftovers. I could take the high road, throw out the chips and cook a hearty homemade soup for lunch…but no. I made hotdogs and a lovely side of chips! Yep….me….moi…I did that. Why? Because it is a snow day, I’m trying to get my new website off the ground, and I felt like cheating. And that’s okay!
So go ahead…cheat now and again. Use paper plates. Give in to laziness. Just don’t do it too often. Tomorrow’s lunch? Homemade organic baked potatoes with salad and grilled chicken.
The moral of the story is…let it go sometimes…give yourself a mommy break…life is too short to be a supermom all the time.
How do you “cheat” a little? Share your stories and help us all feel better!
Belly fat is not pretty! As I get older, I notice I gain weight much more quickly around my mid-section than before. This is inconvenient: my closet does not have elastic waistlines and I am NOT going to buy more clothes to accommodate the bulge. Worse still, belly fat is a sign of potential health risks. According to the Mayo Clinic, extra pounds around the belly can lead to:
Type 2 diabetes
It had been almost a year since I began the first incarnation of this blog. It started out as a fitness journal; a way for me to track my stats, eating and exercise. It has morphed into so much more, but I have decided to use this month, given it is the same month my little blog hatched, to see where I am in terms of health. Click here to see my original motivation and stats. Continue reading →
In an ideal world, our children would be getting their vitamins directly from the diet they eat. It is possible to provide a balanced diet so rich in essential vitamins and minerals that no supplement is required. However, there are not many children who would actually eat everything you needed them to in order to get all the nutrition they need.
As a working mom, I regrettably fall foul to the pressures of too much to do and head for the instant Mac n’ Cheese or frozen chicken nuggets. While it goes against every bone in my body, I know I have to cut myself some slack and feel good that at least I read the labels and bought the healthiest instant food I could find…organic if possible…and I let it go: I need to stay sane! Continue reading →