It’s Easy to be Lazy
I think that title says it all. Being lazy is truly easy and enjoyable. However, being lazy has its setbacks.
It takes energy to spend Sunday afternoon preparing healthy meals and snacks for the upcoming week. Every Sunday I attempt to pre-cook a bunch of grilled chicken and pork chops. I attempt to cut up a bunch of celery (snacking) , green and red bell peppers (to mix in with scrambled eggs) , and onions (ditto). I hard-boil a dozen eggs, which is my favorite I’m-in-a-hurry-so-I-just-grab-these breakfast choice. Much better for me than swinging through a McDonalds drive-thru.
It is not easy getting up to go to the gym at 5:00 AM each day. I am not a happy camper at all getting up when it is still cold and dark outside. But once I am in my car heading to the gym, I am usually glad I made the decision to get up. And I have found that if I don’t go at this time, I end up not going at all. Something always gets in the way if I try to go over my lunch hour. After work I am either to tired or have kids activities. I have no excuse for not working out early in the morning… nothing gets in the way at 5:00 AM! I try to pretend that I have to be at work by 6:00, which usually does the trick. I can make my self get out of bed at that time of day if it is for something that is important to me.
Nothing good in life comes from being lazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending a Sunday afternoon on the sofa watching a ball game or two. But for me to be successful in losing weight, I need to get up off the sofa and cut up vegetables for the week while watching the ball game. My chance of making good food choices greatly improves when I have everything already prepped and in the fridge.
It doesn’t take much for me to find an excuse to run through a fast food drive thru for breakfast or lunch. But if I have all the food for the week all ready to go, I am halfway home.
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