If it’s anything like mine – it’s trash. It’s a travesty when it comes to watching what I eat. Snacking in particular. Especially because I work from home.
This all brings me to now and the discovery I just made. Walk with me.
So. I put a chocolate bar in my pocket for an after lunch snack. A reward, if you will, for eating a healthy lunch of veggies & salad (and ranch dressing, I mean I’m NOT a rabbit).
On my way back to my office – down the long hallway of my house, lol – I walked past the closet where I keep my nail polish. WHICH reminded me my nails look like trash & since I am attending trivia at a local winery this evening, I should probably make them not look like trash.
Finally – distractions, right?! – I get back to my desk. Perfect, I’ll paint on a coat, do some research, and put on another one before typing up a report.
Nails painted. Workflow engaged. You know what I need now? Chocolate.
It’s in my pocket.
I can’t get to it.
MY NAILS ARE WET.
And I did a super good job this time – literally not worth the risk of messing them up.
So here I sit. Waiting for them to dry & you know what happened?
Me: I will just wait. It’s no big deal.
Will Power: Or you could just take this as an intervention and not eat it.
Me: But I like really want it.
Willpower: You sure about that? What would you be willing to do?
Willpower: Mess up your nails?
Me: No. Definitely no. Look at them – so smooth and shiny. *happy sigh*
Willpower: Well you could….
Me: Ask my husband to take it out of my pocket for me?! I COULD… but wait, that’s a bit too beyond demoralizing. Even for me.
Willpower: So…moral of the story?
Me: I really don’t want that chocolate bar.
People. I met my willpower. On accident. But still.
Healthy decision made? CHECK.
NOW I can reward myself with extra wine and cheese tonight!!