I wanted some. Usually I am fine with deflecting the sweets, but for whatever reason it was calling my name. I would have loved to stick my hands into that ooey gooey goodness. Sticky caramel popcorn fingers are only a sign of great popcorn and a good time. It was at this point that I had a decision to make. Do I cave? I have worked so hard over the past two weeks to reach certain goals, and is this the moment where I crash? Is this where I give in.
The answer is no. I have come too far and worked to dang hard. I opted for a bowl of air popped popcorn instead. Only about 30 calories in a cup of this goodness. It's full of fiber and protein and makes for an incredible snack. I spray mine with a little spray butter and then shake a little salt on top if it's needed. YUM. SUCH a great, cheap, filling snack. If you don't have an air popper you can get them for super cheap, or even just get the smart pop microwave safe bags. Healthy popcorn is a great snack.
What I am getting at is...what are you willing to do to reach the goals you have set for yourself? The little decisions we make throughout the day can make or break us. Are you giving in to your slightest temptations or are you practicing will power? If you really want to see progress or any sort of change, prove it. Stop talking about what would be awesome or ideal, and do something about it. Do what it takes to make your dreams come true.
It may not be easy, but ease would decrease your appreciation. The end result that comes from hard work is a feeling of accomplishment, which is hard to duplicate. So, do whatever you need to do. Exercise even if you're feeling tired. Instead of eating a cookie every time you see one, practice some moderation and self control. Push yourself just a little bit harder, so you will see the progress you are reaching for. Success is worth it.
Do you like popcorn as much as I do? I think it is such a great snack. Don't even get me started on the caramel corn. What is your dream/goal for yourself? If it's a new years resolution you've set for yourself, make this year be the year that it happens. Stop letting weeks go by without any changes being made. Remember that nothing changes if nothing changes. You can't do the same things and expect different results.