So tonight I was rumbling through the fridge trying to find something to heat up for dinner real quick before heading to small group. I have recently had to apply some restrictions to my diet due to some type of issue with my tummy. Well, all that’s in the fridge to heat up is two hot dogs & left over Mac n cheese. Considering I had hot dogs for lunch, I didn’t really want them for dinner. So, I went for the Mac n cheese, not really wanting it either, but after a handful of pepperonis not filling me up I figured I’d better eat something. So I did. I knew I shouldn’t, I knew I’d regret it, but I did it. I ate the mac.
Why do we do things that we know we shouldn’t? That we know we will regret? That we know are only going to hurt us later on?
I know that I’m becoming lactose intolerant again. I know how to avoid dairy because I lived like that the first 11 years of my life. I know that the Mac n cheese is going to give me a killer tummy ache later on & that I’ll lie around complaining for the next two days. I know that it’s gonna bloat my stomach to the point I look like I’m pregnant. I know that I’m not creating a healthy habitat in my body when I’m feeding it food that it rejects and finds poisonous. So why do I do it?
Because I’m too lazy to fix something else?
Because I don’t like to cook for just me?
Because I’m exhausted and needed a nap before heading out again?
They all seem like excuses.
I didn’t do it because, yes, I was lazy.
I didn’t do it because I didn’t prepare for anything else to be cooked.
So what happens when we don’t prepare for our-self or prepare ourselves?
We get hurt.
We get lost.
We lose site of the future.
We have consequences to experience due to our decisions.
But after all of that then what?
We can learn from it.
We can appreciate our mistake and let it grow us.
We can gain stronger will power.
We can study harder on how to succeed.
We can succeed.
We can make good choices.
We can be positive and upbeat.
We can have energy (even if it comes from coffee 😉).
We can feel good and healthy.
And all of this from a bowl of Mac n cheese.
Make good choices friends.
& When you make those bad choices, allow them to help you see the next good choice you should make!
the recovering cheese guru