Monday, August 18, 2008

Mantra Monday: It's Good to be Good...but...


...Sometimes, It's Oh, So Good to be "Bad."



If you look in my fridge and pantry, there is very little that isn't that "healthy." I usually get 6.5-8 hours of sleep a night. I generally do a good job of taking care of myself, but sometimes...

I have been known to split a bottle (or two) of Cava with the Mathematician along with bagels and cream cheese, chased by 3 donuts each from DunkinDonuts - before 6 am. That's neither the Mathematician's nor my normal MO.

But, every once in a while, an occasion calls for a bit of indulgence.

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Staying up late to connect with a friend or taking some time to lose myself in an epic cheesy girl movie marathon at night resulting me missing practice the next morning. And/Or indulging in GH's decadent homemade from scratch fudge brownies, topped with rich creamy vanilla ice cream resulting in a sluggish practice the following day.

I don't rebel, jumping to the opposite extreme from a brief stint of indulgence. Living on detox tea and some sort of green-super-juice, spending my week beating myself up in practice and countless hours on an erg, watching the calories from each drop of chocolate and cream slowly perspire from my body.

For me, it's about making conscious choices, and knowing that a treat is a treat for that very reason. I'm only human, I have desires and sometimes it's worth satiating those desires to take a little gluttonous pleasure or solace in life - as long as that doesn't become the standard practice.

Now, about that pint of Ben & Jerry's sitting in my fridge...

10 comments:

R said...

Try this place for some real indulgence . . .


http://georgetowncupcake.com/home.html

Portside said...

Oh, R.
I know that place well. :)


But in the great G-town cupcake debate, I prefer the cupcakes from Baked & Wired. :)

http://www.bakedandwired.com/

nairamsroads said...

:)

cranky housefrau said...

we had g-town cupcakes today, and my son said, 'this frosting does not taste very well.' i had to agree, i was not a fan of the chocolate frosting, but the coconut-lime cupcake was yum.

the mathematician said...

Of course . . . after the Cava and the bagels along with a (or two or three) DunkinDonut, a medium black DD coffee is a must!

Portside said...

Completely forgot about your coffee. :) And if I remember correctly, I finally decided to have some of the OJ you had packed...

alfia said...

Hey, I am getting diabetes just reading all this! :D Cupcakes, bagels, fudge brownies... Need to go an chew on a lettuce leaf or something.

Lee Istrail said...

Agreed. We are not robots, and sometimes should indulge even when we hadn't planned to. Carpe diem.

annabella said...

Gosh, isn't that what living is all about? I might have try these cupcakes when I visit DC!

Portside said...

A -

You're totally right - ultimately, that *is* what living is all about. :)

Just thinking about these cupcakes send me into a wonderful sugar buzz. Definitely worth checking out when you're in DC!