…and other weekend rituals (Round 6, Day 4)
Day 4 was the first time I had to watch a football game during this round of Whole30.
Nobody put a gun to my head, but I’m a football fan. There were NFL playoff games on. I watch. It’s what I do.
The ritual normally includes opening a beer, grabbing a bag of snacks, and relaxing on a couch, watching the game.
But not on this day. I opened a La Croix, grabbed a handful of sunflower seeds, and relaxed on the couch.
It wasn’t exactly the same, but it wasn’t so bad.
The theme for this round for me is starting to become, “You’re a grownup human. You have the power over your own choices.”
A more irreverent version: You’re a grown-ass man. Do what you know you gotta do!
I don’t have to drink beer when I watch a football game. I don’t have to eat snacks randomly throughout the day because there are snacks in the pantry to be eaten.
I forget this. I love snacks but eating them without regard on a consistent basis is the kind of consistency that will put you in an early grave, or at least into size 46 waist trousers. You notice they’re called trousers when they get big? I’d rather stay in sizes where you still call them pants.
The upshot: I don’t have to do the things I always do because I always do them. When I know better about what’s best for me and have some momentum to do those things, I need to do those things.
Whether there’s football on the TV or not.