Good morning ladies,
I’m on a soap box so watch out….this is your warning.
I hear so often from people I know or just people talking at the gym about how they EARNED that latte, muffin or drive through meal. I hear people talking about how they went after a good workout to “refuel” to Starbucks and Big Apple Bagel. I don’t know if this is just a culture of deserving or what but let’s all be real aware that we don’t ever EARN a doughnut, a salted caramel mocha-latte or whatever the term is for SALT, FAT, SUGAR disguised as a coffee. We don’t earn those things because we move our body. Food is not to be earned, food is fuel and those types of foods don’t fuel your body.
So what, if it’s not food, do we earn from moving our body? We earn the body we see in the mirror. The current butt I have, I have earned that by NOT being consistent in my weight lifting routine. The current extra on my hips I have earned by enjoying summer treats and sitting on the porch swing a little too much.
This isn’t to be mean or rude and to be honest whether or not you are eating through the drive-through or not isn’t about me and how I feel about it. I just want the awareness to be there that earning food in which the main ingredients are fat, sugar and salt isn’t possible. The next time you burn 300 calories at a great fitness class and you hit the paper sack meal or the food from a window meal remember, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself but you certainly didn’t “EARN” it.
Get Your Sweat On