By Susan Howard
I often write about habits and being a fitness professional. The pinnacle quandary to address is, “What are our habits and how can we change them to create a healthier lifestyle?”
I am going to shock you. Ready?
Some of your habits, you will want to keep. Yep, even the “bad” ones.
I have a tradition — when I get my car washed I go to a little bakery, grab a coffee and a cookie, and do some work. It’s got AC, free water, and Top 40 radio pumping. It also allows me to maximize my free time of which I have little.
I have been off sugar for the last 5 months, so going to the coffee shop was a bit of a challenge. But it makes sense for me and I love the hang.
So having worked out for over an hour, I knew that I needed to get something besides my earl grey tea.
I paced back and forth, and landed on a bran muffin. Yes it’s still a muffin, yes, it must have sugar in it, but it’s also got bran which is good for my poops, so it goes.
Am I perfect? No. Did I ditch my bakery routine, no.
Popsicles with your kids after soccer practice, a piece of pizza on a date night, a bran muffin on occasion, keep ‘em. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about being you and celebrating that.
One of my clients always claims I have a war on food.
He cracks me up and makes the early 6 am sessions something to look forward to.
So this one’s for you, Jonathan. I had a bran muffin, deal with it.