I love my chunky munkey moments! Those are the times where I eat whatever the hell I want, usually some form of chocolate, and am thinking no further than the current moment. Coming home from a long day ,I enjoy stepping out of my jeans and pulling up a satisfying episode of Sex in the City. All cares about my day are whittled while I am laughing at Samantha’s shenanigans, admiring Carrie’s love of fashion, and making love to my favorite bowl of ice cream and brownie that’s gluten and dairy free! For 30 minutes or so I can let loose; I am in heaven and no one can steal my dream. This behavior is good in moderation; however, I have a tendency to take things too far.
In a perfect world I would eat whenever and whatever I wanted. And the elliptical machine would never know my name. Ultimately, I had to cope with the reality that healthy eating and taking care of one’s body equals longevity. Somewhere around 25 I became hip to organic farming and since then have been converted to organic eating. Even after all these years of knowing what is best for my body, there is still a part of me that wants to say “fuck it all!” The struggle is real.
I cannot stand people who say “fruits are good as a snack.” Let me tell you something: A FRUIT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AS A SNACK! A snack is something you can get your heart and soul into; biting into an apple is not the same. Though I’m not fond of fruit-snackers, I have recently become obsessed with smoothies. One day while desperately searching for chocolate-to no avail-I had the bright idea of making a smoothie. On this day, to my disbelief and aversion, I literally danced while making the smoothie, and successfully snapped a selfie of myself with my indulgence in a message to a friend. This behavior let me know that I had gone too far, and had been secretly converted to one of those people I am vehemently against: I had become a fruitarian.
I notice when I drink a smoothie I am 98.9 percent less prone to stray to chocolate and junk food. Plus my body and digestive system operates more efficiently. I find smoothies delicious and oddly satisfying. There are a certain number of fruits that we are recommended to consume daily; nevertheless, I cannot fathom eating several pieces of fruit per day due to laziness. To my happiness and surprise, I discovered that placing fruit into a blender makes this process easier.
Like most individuals, I abhor the feeling of missing out on precious sleep to get in a good workout. Likewise, some days I would rather order a box of pizza with a side of buffalo wings, rather than eating what I made for dinner. I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT! I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT! I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT! But I believe it’s worth it. At the end of the day we are here to do what makes us feel whole, and that’s to live our best life. That being said, even though I am now considered a fruitarian, and part-time vegan, I will forever in my heart be a chunky munkey.