Monday, June 8, 2015

What's the point?

The map of Midway airport and the restaurant I tracked down for Bill after some reconnaissance - he is stuck there, delayed for almost 3 hours trying to get back to Nashville. When he finally found the place it was not that great...ugh

There are days where you might think, 'what's the point?' or 'this is too hard and complicated'. I've certainly had a few of those recently. Tonight I'm sure Bill is ready to lose his mind and just eat any sort of food he can get his hands on. He is delayed, not happy to have left home again and is stuck in Chicago. The list of priorities is definitely not finding a meal that fits his Macro needs at the moment. However, is it really going to help to throw the baby out with the bath water? I know that it's too easy and tempting to convince yourself that it's ridiculous or not worth the effort.

I realize in writing this blog that my comparisons to real life from nutrition may seem like a stretch...however, food is such a tangible and obvious place that these tendencies show up. So, take a second to think about how powerful it is to decide that you are going to stick with something regardless of how complicated or challenging it seems.

The truth is that we don't have a problem staying the course when it's easy and when everything goes as planned. But, when the unexpected hits us - that's when we go off the rails. Imagine though if you could stay the course with other things in your life, not just nutrition when things didn't go in the manner you anticipated. Being able to stay steady, have a compass.

Food is fuel, and arguably, when there is other chaos around us, it's even more important to keep that balance. Remember to think of it in that way as fuel for your body and the ability to stay nourished. There are times where it certainly feeds the soul and is nostalgic etc., but find that time and place and don't abuse it.

So...find the 'point'. Even if you really have to search for it.


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