Thursday, August 15, 2013

Beware that Evil Ice Cream


I don't think I can take it anymore.  Am I crazy, or is everyone getting sick and tired of all the bloody "shoulds" in our lives?

It seems that every day there is a new SHOULD appearing in our in-boxes or on our Facebook newsfeed, or rolling of some well-meaning friend or relative's tongues, or on just about every form of media.  It is enough to make me want to run off to a deserted island just to turn it all off. Shut up! Bugger off! Leave me alone!   So for the record....

...I intend to stop worrying about the following:

Fluoride build up on my Pineal Gland...seriously...WTF?

My Carbon Footprint...it is not all that bad...I do try to go easy on this planet of ours.

My carb/protein/good fat vs bad fat ratio...just listen to my body...it always tells me.

The hidden danger of underwire in my bra...these girls need help getting a lift at my age!

Organic everything. Who can really afford this option? How about half and half?

Hot Yoga. OMG! I don't like drowning in a cesspool of my own sweat...so sue me. Whatever happened to regular yoga in normal room temperatures?

Bucket List Pressure.  I may or may not have time to get to the whole thing...shit happens. Or how about instead of emptying your Bucket List...just fill it over your lifetime with each new experience...and YOU choose the size of your bucket.

Detoxing. How about whatever needs detoxing in your life...you just stop adding more to the mix. 

Flip Flops are bad for your posture and back.  Don't care...still wearing them.

Too much sun is bad for you.  Then explain why a day spent outdoors in the sun always makes me feel better and look healthier? 

Animal products are bad for you. I tried going vegan once and I gained weight from too many carbs.  Nothing against all you vegans and vegetarians of the world...but my body works best with a little animal protein.

Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.  This is a struggle.  I admit the more water I drink the better I function, but it requires discipline and the availability of toilets and that is not always an option. Will 4-5 glasses do? And I don't understand why tea, coffee, beer and wine don't count. 

Gluten is bad for you. Dairy is bad for you. What has the world come to when you cannot enjoy a piece of toast or an ice cream cone and having said indulgences fills you with guilt. And why the sudden onset of celiac disease in every other person you meat? Ooops...Freudian slip there.

We live in a world full of healthy and unhealthy choices.  Most of us are aware of what is good for us and what is not.  It is not rocket science.  I just wish we were not constantly bombarded with the messages and we could all just relax a bit and enjoy life.  Lay off the obvious threats to your health like smoking, over drinking, over eating and drugs.  Move your body. Go outside. Take a walk. Listen to your body. 

Instead of detoxing my pineal gland today, I think I will drive my SUV to the mini-golf course with my daughter who still likes to do this as much as she did when she was 7, and we will do it in the sun, in flip flops and follow it up with a non-organic, dairy-laden ice cream cone, go for a swim wearing a bikini top with underwire, in a fresh water lake that may or may not contain minor pollutants, breathe almost perfectly fresh air, stop at a local farm and pick some ripe peaches that may or may not have been sprayed with insecticides...and if I live to tell the tale, I will add this simple enjoyable day to my half-filled bucket list with joy and gusto.

So there. 














1 comment:

Carla Sandrin said...

Awesome advice and an awesome day!

Deb, I'm behind on reading your blog posts so am planning to read 1 a day as a little pick me up. Keep writing - they are wonderful. I hope you are doing well Down Under!