“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle
This is one of my favorite quotes! … As I reflected on my choices, all encompassing, this past week, I saw once again why I felt the need to trade in a fun night downtown with friends for a hard workout at the gym. Having been a crazy, hectic week and dealing with strenuous situations in my personal life, I found it more difficult to fit in as many workouts and much easier to reach for the comfort of a free cinnamon crunch bagel at the office;)… The funny thing is that the comfort of the less healthy food choices I made this week diminished within minutes while the ingredients of the fluffy goodness left a longer lasting impression decreasing my energy and affecting my health and mood. Normally, doing this only a select few times would have been fine as everyday is a balancing act as we all know, but this week it became a the pattern of my choices!
One of the many things I learned this week: CARBS DON’T ELIMINATE STRESS! ha… but it’s not the end of the world:) If we truly are what we repeatedly do then we can change who we are by changing what we repeatedly do!… In each moment what will you choose?? …this is applicable to all areas of life!!!
Foodwise, with each choice you have the opportunity to be a healthier person, the key is not to give up because you’ve made a few bad choices…. keep your focus on overall health and let that guide your decisions!