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Denial

We’re all in denial about something…

The other day, I was out for drinks with an old friend (who shall remain nameless), and we were discussing the fact that she often has difficulty sleeping.  As she admitted to often turning on the TV on sleepless nights, I could tell that this wasn’t the whole story.  So, I asked, “What else do you do when you can’t sleep?”

Her response, “I snack“.  I asked, “On what?”

“Oh, nothing bad…just a little [I later found out we're talking Solo cups full] bit of VEGGIE BOOTY”.

Hmmmmm…Veggie Booty.  Never heard of it.  I mean it has the word “veggie” in it, so it must be healthy, but it comes in a airtight bag, so this can’t be a good sign.

I later discovered that Veggie Booty is the healthy alternative to Pirate’s Booty, which is a cheesy popcorn snack similar to Smart Food Popcorn (and yes, that is also not too “Smart” for you to snack on).

As my friend and I googled the nutrition facts for Veggie Booty, we chuckled because she already knew the what she was going to see. I mean, if she thought that she should snack on veggies, why not grab celery or baby carrots??? After this chuckle, I gave her a “cheers” to the fact that my martini was probably going to kill me just as fast as her Veggie Booty will…

The point of my story is not that you can never eat Veggie Booty or any other corn product for that matter, but we could all potentially develop habits of which we choose to be in denial regarding–We know things are bad for us, but we choose not to think about it.

Ask yourself, “About what am I in denial?”  It doesn’t have to be an unhealthy eating habit.  It can be any unhealthy behavior at all.

And listen, this is not to say that I’m never picking up a martini again, but as frequently expressed in this blog, awareness to the issue may keep you from succumbing to this unhealthy habit as regularly as may have previously.

And thank you to the inspiration for this post…love you, girl ;)

New dad and mom, Kris and Jill, are still making time to WOD. Way to go!

New dad and mom, Kris and Jill, are still making time to WOD. Way to go!

Lina, all smiles during today's WOD

Lina, all smiles during today’s WOD

Coach Meg, working on her weaknesses.  As much as we hate this, we all need to do this.

Coach Meg, working on her weaknesses. As much as we hate this, we all need to do it.

Vinny G, getting better every week!

Vinny G, getting better every week!

5:30 rocking tonight's WOD

5:30 rocking tonight’s WOD

Those are the kind of elbows I like to see!  Nice work, Jen!

Those are the kind of elbows I like to see! Nice work, Jen!

Heel and toe walks can be fun, right??!?

Heel and toe walks can be fun, right??!? Of course, everything is more fun with a little Chu!

3 Responses for Denial

  1. Elaine:
    February 11, 2014 08:26 am

    WOW!! I love this article….I’m in denial of the 4 pumps of toffee nut I put in my espresso every morning — “But, But….I take my coffee black” !!!! or “DON’T I”???? Thanks CFSL for the great articles.

    XOXOXO

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  2. Tricia Anderson:
    February 11, 2014 02:36 pm

    I’m in denial that sugar isn’t the enemy and KIND bars are kind.

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    1. LP:
      February 12, 2014 01:42 pm

      I did the same with Kind Bars…ughhhh

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