The human brain is an amazing masterwork, able to think and reason, create incredible things … and lie.
To ourselves, that is.
Not the little white ones, but bald-faced, nose-growing lies.
I’m on my second round, having learned the first time through that Pinocchio has nothing on me.
It’s been quite an eye-opener (and I recommend that you give it or a similar type challenge a try).
I have been rather smug about how healthy I live — not over the top, but healthy. I was sure of it.
After all, I am a Jazzercise instructor. I don’t eat fast food. I always have a glass of water on hand, and I certainly get my share of fruit and veggies.
Healthy Challenge? No problem.
One my one, the days set the record straight:
Oh sure, I always have a glass of water on hand. I just don’t drink that much of it.
Veggies? Well, no, not actually getting the recommended servings each day.
Protein? Fell short of that recommendation, too.
One of the challenges this week? Track your steps each day with a pedometer and see if you can reach the recommended 10,000 steps daily.
That’s cake for a fitness instructor, right? Well, not so much.
That’s right — even on days when I taught class, I didn’t reach 10,000 steps.
In fact, today is the first day all week that I mastered it. And that was thanks to going to Jazzercise, running a bunch of errands, cleaning the house and then taking a walk around the neighborhood.
I’m so giddy with excitement, I’m going to celebrate with a big bowl of ice cream.