“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?