Why I Still Eat Bread...

Why I Still Eat Bread...

14 years, 3 kids, 43, 10 years since I quit dancing….

That is…

It’s been 14 years since I lost 40 lbs. naturally (which basically means I lost it by learning how to eat and move like a sane, normal person).

I have 3 kids (the youngest is three).

I’m 43…

And I took my 2nd ballet class yesterday 10 years after quitting.

I plan on taking my 3rd ballet class on Wednesday.

I love it. But… It also makes me want to be T.H.I.N.

So, my critter brain starts wandering into diet planning land…

Maybe I’ll start replacing my morning toast (not just any bread, but high quality sour dough) with a “fab four” smoothie…

And skip all snacks…

And eat mostly greens at dinner.

I look down at my belly. Still no 6-pack…

Hold up. Stop this madness…

I remind myself…

“Tysan, here’s why you won’t actually cut out your morning sour dough toast with butter…”

Because I like how I feel. I like how satisfied and warm my current diet makes me feel.

And having flatter abs does not make changing my diet worth it to me.

Sure… There is the occasional need for a “chillax on the sugar” cleanse, like after getting a huge box of truffles for Christmas that I dipped into more than I am proud of.

After those kinds of indulgences, I start feeling sluggish, bloated, and broken out. That yucky, not-so-healthy experience motivates me to break out my sugar and too much pasta rut!

I go clean for 2 to 3 days and then I break out my extensive cookbook library and revamp my menu. But that’s it!

Changing my dinner menu and lunch menu so I feel better fast motivates me to follow through.

After all, I want food to energize me, not drain me. I want to have glowing skin, and a clear head on my shoulders. And I know that taking the time to prep meals with energizing ingredients is the difference maker for me.

But, and this is a big but…

Eating to get a six-pack, or a rock-solid body sucks!

It never makes me feel better. It never gives me more energy or focus…

So, I’d rather be a bit soft around the edges, or less-than-perfect than deprive myself into perfection insanity.

And that, my friends, is why I still eat bread. Better yet, this commitment to sanity (knowing my line) is ultimately why I still haven’t gained back that 40 lbs I lost 14 or so years ago.

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