Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kick in the Face

I'm a lucky girl.

My husband is a pretty awesome guy. Yesterday, I was worried about not having enough time in the hour I had after work to fit in running, showering, making dinner and eating dinner before my in-laws came over for a movie night. Not to mention, my house needed a serious scrub down. I was pleasantly surprised when I came home after work to find freshly mopped floors, candles lit, laundry done and my husband standing at the sink doing dishes. See what I mean? I’m a lucky girl.

 I asked my husband what I could do to help and he said to go for a run (what a great guy). So, I did.

After my run, my husband was making chicken salads with his homemade ranch. The salads were amazingly delicious, and I was done eating dinner before my in-laws came over! My mother and sister-in-law and I had a great time last night! We watched Mama Mia, drank wine, ate popcorn and giggled the night away.

Today at work, somebody might as well have kicked me in the face. We have this treat box and it is stationed next to the drinking fountain. It was always a challenge to walk by it or fill up my water bottle without purchasing a snack. I usually succeeded at ignoring the treat box, but there were days when I would give in. This treat box is a daily challenge of mine, and this challenge just got a lot harder. This afternoon, the treat box got moved. Right now, it is literally three steps away from my desk at work. Now, anytime I turn around in my chair, the treats are staring at me. It’s not fair! I have self control, but there’s only so much one person can take!

I may be acting a little dramatic about this situation, I realize that. But, I honestly did feel a slight panic when I first saw the box outside of my office space. I now have a choice to make. I can either look at this box and think about what I’m missing (Twix, Milky Way, 100 Grand bars, Hershey bars, chips, M&M’s, muffins, Reese cups, etc.) or I can look at this box and think about what I’m overcoming. It’s just another obstacle to overcome now, and I made it through this afternoon.

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