Even if you're SEXY OVER 50....Sometimes you just gotta be "bad." I'm not talking bad-bad but medium-bad meaning you've got a bag of Tostitos and potato chips on your lap at the same time as you watch TV. So what do you do? Your goal is to be a better sexier version of you, but, that little devil on your one shoulder seems to be winning out on this round.
Truth is this, I was in this exact situation last night. So instead of putting one or two full chips in my mouth at a time, I went to the absolute bottom of the bag and grabbed some crumbs/pieces and ate tiny pieces for a quite a while I have to admit. But instead of consuming a couple thousand calories I probably ate a couple of hundred...not so bad after all.
It's in these moments when we're "hopped up" wanting to gorge ourselves that we are not moving toward our goal… Here's the trick... if we can just be present in that moment to do something a little bit better than being bad-bad. I am a firm believer that you just gotta give in to your "bad" desires on occasion and enjoy life...have an ice cream, eat some taco chips, have a burger and fries...just not all the time. If it's a treat, have it....infrequently! If you're really really enjoying it...enjoy it without guilt...just don't go brain dead and eat yourself into oblivion. Eat small pieces, have one scoop instead of three, split the burger and fries with a friend who is on the Sexy Over Fifty journey too. I remind myself, if I have "it" every day it's nothing special and it probably doesn't move you/me towards our being sexier goal.
Going a bit deeper on "the trick on how to be present in the moment" is to notice what you're doing...like..."I'm eating taco chips" and being aware, "they probably aren't the best use of my calorie intake" and also being aware, "I really want to do this" so how can I do this but not be really "bad"… And you figure out a way to have crumbs or pieces of chips so after several minutes you've only consumed a few pieces, or you set a limit..."after I have 10 chips, I'm gonna stop" or "after I have one cupcake I will stop", or, "I'm gonna have one scoop of ice cream not five"....etc.
Part of the success is knowing yourself...if you go insane over ice cream and binge (that's me) don't have it in the freezer go out for a one scoop treat. Don't let the waitress put a basket of taco chips in front of you...take a small handful and give the basket back.
For me, having a goal to be SEXY OVER 50...to see myself alive, slim, sexy, vital...in the future always helps me stay true to my vision.
Melinda Lee, Sexy Over 50