Saturday, March 10, 2012

No Decision Friday

Over the last 14 months, I have made a lifestyle change.  I decided to be a healthier person.  I have always considered myself "in shape" (even when I wasn't).  I just thought I had the same stamina as I did when I was in high school and playing 3 sports.  But, one day I looked in the mirror and decided that was NOT the case. 

So, I did something about it.

My bestie and I decided to do it together, because we were both wanting to make changes.  I am so thankful that we have been making these changes together.  We have really helped each other and it's been soooo nice to have someone a phone call away to talk to and know exactly how it was. 

It's pretty amazing to reflect back and see how much I have changed since I have started to be a healthier person.  A perfect example of this is what happened on Friday.  First of all, Fridays at my house are called "No Decision Friday".  It's when Hubster has to make all decisions...what we are doing...what's for dinner because at that point I could really care less.  It's a beautiful thing that we've been doing since we were dating and I totally cherish it. 

But yesterday, it kind of kicked me in the butt.

We went to Mishawaka to do some shopping and then it was at that time when we were both pretty hungry.  Unfortunately, it was that time when EVERYONE within a 30 mile radius was hungry.  We tried going to one of my favorites Flat Top Grill.  It's healthy, filling, and different.  The Hubster has never been there.  I was kind of wondering if he was "feeling" it.  We got there, and there was an a long wait.  So, Hubster decided it was too long because we were just complaining about how hungry we were. 

Unfortunately, a couple of restaurants down there's a Five Guys.  For those of you who don't know, this restaurant has greasy and delicious hamburgers with fries that are absolutely yummy.  And of course, no wait.

Hubster decided that is where we were going to eat.

So, before my lifestyle change, I would have been all over that without even thinking about it!!  There would have been no remorse, no guilt, no nothing...just a miserable feeling afterwards because I was so stuffed.

We stepped inside the restaurant and I told myself, "I got this!"  I ordered one hamburger, ate a couple of fries and that was it.  Now, there was some guilt and some, "What did I just do?"  But, it was a success because I realized where I once was and where I am now.  I dusted myself off, got up this morning, had a great workout, walked with my bestie, and feel empowered because of the realization of where I once was and where I am now...and it feels good. 


  1. I relate to the line about playing 3 sports in high school and looking at myself and knowing I am no longer that person. Perhaps, that line will kick my butt in gear. Kudos to you!

  2. I have a hard time passing up a Five Guys. The good news is you only ate a few fries. Good luck on staying healthy.