Yesterday, I was training a client who is usually pretty upbeat and happy when we meet. But as soon as she stepped out of her car, I could tell something was wrong. Her posture was slumped and she looked tired. So even though I already knew the answer, I asked her how her energy was that day (to see
what kind of torture, I mean fun workout, we should be aiming for…). She didn’t even hesitate:
“I have horrible energy today, and I think I know why…it all started because someone brought in donut holes to work today, and I had 3! My body has been feeling like crap all day and nothing tastes right!”
And I’m not going to be harsh here, because sometimes we do succumb–I succumb–because the pleasure of eating those donut holes outweighs the pleasure of a great body–at that moment. We totally forget or don’t even think about the pain that comes afterwards…the feeling like crap (because think about it–we just ate crap) and the extra time and hard work at the gym. And how long does the “pleasure” of the donut holes, or whatever junk, actually last? 5 minutes? Is it worth it?
Which brings me to another point…and this I will rant on. Why are people so darn impressed with free food? I mean, if WholeFoods was having a free salad bar event, then yeah, I may go a little nuts. But I see people on Facebook and Twitter getting all crazy about National Donut Day or Free Ice Cream Scoop Day! Why get all excited on something that costs a few dollars when it’s all crap and you’ll pay for it later? I want to throttle people and ask them, “Are you that freaking cheap that you care more about a free donut than your own health?” What gets me even more up in arms is when I see moms talking about Free Fried Tacos or Free Oreo Cookies that they can “give their kids after school.” Yup, I see moms get all excited about free foods for their kids when THESE FOODS ARE CRAP! I’m not saying they don’t care about their kids health, but it’s the idea that something is FrEe!!!!! that makes them lose all good sense.