I wrap my hands around a nice warm pottery mug with steam carrying the fresh smell of coffee swirling around my nose. Yes, I just described pretty much any coffee commercial you see, but it is true. That warm mug and aroma does bring a smile to my face, just like in the commercials.
This morning I sit on my deck overlooking the field. The dewy calm of the early morning receding to make way for a beautiful spring day. After many days of clouds and rain, the sun is a welcome sight. All I need now is a muffin. A nice warm blueberry muffin to go with my perfect cup of coffee, would make this a pretty perfect moment.
But alas, no muffin for me (which saying that automatically makes me think of Seinfeld – No soup for you!) There isn’t a muffin guard keeping me from my chosen breakfast treat. It’s me.
If you have read my blog, you know I am a runner and a healthy eater who has fallen off the fitness wagon, a lot. For some reason I can’t seem to stay firmly seated, like I once was. I know all the benefits, I like healthier food, I feel better when I eat well and exercise, but when the wagon hits a bump, I fall out.
The consequence of my lack of ability to stay in the wagon has led to a few extra pounds. My main goal is not to be skinny, it is to be healthy, but I would be lying if I said the extra pounds did not bother me at all. So, I have committed myself to a healthy lifestyle (again).
Instead of the nice warm blueberry muffin, I ate a nice warm scrambled egg with avocado on toast. It was yummy. I hardly miss the muffin.
Until next time…