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Choosing Your Battles

Monday, June 18, 2012

The battle continues. When I was working out today all I could think about was stopping for a box of cheesy hash brown Hamburger Helper to make for dinner.
What's the problem with that? While one serving could be worked into my day I live alone and knew I wouldn't stop with one serving. And I knew if I stopped for the Hamburger Helper I would also buy chips. That was my mindset at the time and it frustrated me. I was so frustrated that my eyes were moist bordering on tear filled during my workout.
So I kept working out and fighting the battle to make my choices be wise so that I can see the results I want to see. Then one of the newest songs on my playlist started and the words brought about a change of thought.
The song was "Waka Waka" by Shakira. The words are "your a good soldier, choosing your battles."
I often feel like I am at war with my body, thoughts and desires. Today the battle I had to choose to fight was the battle to not eat food that I like but that isn't going to help my body loose weight and be healthy.
I feel wonderful about resisting the temptation and am looking forward to enjoying a very tasty healthy dinner.
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