“They” say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
By that definition, I am either insane or very, very stupid.
Some examples of my recent behavior:
Friday night I couldn’t sleep, so I got up to read. Instead of grabbing a magazine, I sat down with my phone and a new book. Not only did this not put me to sleep, I stayed up until 2:00 am reading because I can.not.put.down a good book. (And I KNOW this about myself.)
Saturday I stopped at McDonald’s to get Jones a shake. I was hungry, but didn’t eat the granola bar I had because I figured I’d eat lunch at home. When we stopped at McD’s, I couldn’t resist buying myself a quarter pounder with cheese. (Yes, I KNOW I have no willpower when hungry.)
I scarfed that baby down in record time and then spent the rest of the day sick to my stomach. (Yes, I KNOW that their hamburgers make me ill.)
I ran 6 miles last Sunday, despite the fact that my ankle was tweaking. I also ran on Monday. And Tuesday. And now I’m sidelined again because pushing through the ankle issue hurt my calf again. (Yes, I KNOW I need rest days and I KNOW I need to listen to my body).
After five days of no exercise, I’m starting to get cranky. It’s a good thing I’ll be able to hit the gym tomorrow once the boys go back to school. Wonder what “insane” thing I’ll do this week…
What things do you do that you know always have the same negative result, but you do it anyways? Or am I all alone on this path?
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McD quarter pounder with cheese is my favorite fast-food fix. I have no willpower there either…
We all do that, especially when it comes to running! Here's to a wise week–and enjoy your first days of freedom. We should get together for lunch sometime soon now that all kiddos are in school!
Oh, I have plenty of these things myself! Like 'snacking' on peanuts or almonds waiting for my husband to get home so we can have dinner. I'm always full from them by the time he gets home and have eaten way too many! I also run too often while something is bothering me and it always backfires. I think that happens to a lot of us runners. Good luck. Hope you have a great Labor Day!
Shout out from Utah! I have a "syndrome" (Meniere's)where I'm not supposed to have caffeine, salt, aspirin, or alcohol. I'm successful at the aspirin and caffeine. As you know, I love me a good beer, and about 2x/year, I am overcome by salt cravings. I then spend about 3 days dizzy and vomiting. I know better, but I do it anyway.
It will be great for you to have some time to yourself when the kids are in school!
I eat more than I need or want and feel lousy in spite of knowing what will happen.
i am in the same place. just trying to stop eating all the junk that i don't even want and some how i put in my mouth. school starts tomorrow for one of my girls so i am hoping that i am going off the vacation mode and getting serious about nutrition, exercise
I will often eat more of (insert any food – healthy calories or not so healthy) simply because it tastes good. I am not hungry any more so why do I do this time and time again? I need my taste buds removed. 😉
I bet everyone can relate to this post on some level. Every single time I eat pizza I pay for it with a bad stomach acne. Actually dairy in general always does that to me but pizza is just particularly hard for me to resist!
Ok – sorry for the typo! No pizza does not give me stomach acne! I meant stomach ache! Ha!!
Procrastinating and saying I will run later almost always results in no running at all (not food related but nonetheless I never learn!).We are doing 5 Days of Giveaways on our blog this week if you or any of your readers want to stop by!