“But I’m too ____ to cook!”

We’ve all done it at one time or another — you’ve had a long day, and even though there’s plenty of food in the house, you just don’t feel like cooking it. It would be so much easier to just run through a drive-thru, or better yet, have some pizza delivered directly to your door. It’s easy to find excuses when you’re exhausted. It’s easy to give in when you’re not “in the mood” for whatever is on your dinner menu at home. But, it can be just as easy to make the decision to do something even when you’re not in the mood.

I almost fell victim to this the other night — we had been running around all weekend, walking around thrift shops, grocery shopping, etc. I was exhausted, aching and it was Sunday… the last day of my weekend. I wanted very badly to suggest naughty foods for dinner, to order a pizza or run to Taco Bell. Then I thought of this blog — and whether or not anybody is paying attention, just thinking of writing about my failure made me think twice about ordering out.  I thought how much nicer it would be to come here and talk of my victory over my own laziness and food cravings.

The meal I cooked was delicious — it may not have been the healthiest (I tend to overload on cheese when I’m cooking at home!) it was home-made, tasty, and still way better for us than most fast food offerings. Furthermore, it was enough to last for 3 meals, so it was definitely worth the time and effort I put into making it.

The lesson I learned here is that I do have control over my own choices, and I can do anything the “right” way as long as I remind myself that it’s not as hard as it feels. The choices I make may not always be the best, but I know I can continue to improve and make even better choices. Each time I make a good choice, it fuels the fire toward Project Healthy Me. I CAN DO THIS!

 

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One Response to "“But I’m too ____ to cook!”"

  • This was great. I have been there so many times and have given in to going out or calling in. It is horrible on my health and on my budget. Good going. Take care.

    1 Debby said this (February 1, 2014 at 12:53 am)