Friends may say that I do too many things in a half-assed manner. But hell... I believe half-assed is actually the smart approach (sometimes).
Last night I felt the need to relax. Kick back. Enjoy a little time with my hubby.
My first instinct was to throw caution to the wind, drive out to our favorite restaurant, and indulge in lots of yummy food (all washed down with a bottle of wine). This is typically the way we spend quality time together.
But after I went for my run, I realized that foolishness of my plan. Dinner at a restaurant (plus drinks) would mean:
1. More calories than I needed.
2. Probably consuming wheat (which I vowed to give up this week).
3. Spending money we should save.
So, instead, we went to the store and bought a bottle of wine. We shared it at home, enjoyed some homemade veggie sushi, and then cuddled on the sofa.
Half the cost. Half the calories.
Sometimes it's impossible to completely resist temptation. And, in fact, sometimes we shouldn't resist it. Hubby and I had a very relaxing and enjoyable evening--just what we needed to recharge our batteries.
Sometimes, giving into temptation halfway is enough to satisfy ourselves without straying too far from our healthy living program.
Some people might call it half-assed.
But it made me feel good.