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!