Of Fries And Consequences

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone and Happy Birthday to this blog!

It’s been two years of a roller coaster ride and I hope you guys have enjoyed reading my stories as much as I’ve enjoyed living & writing them 🙂

Birthdaycake

Now, a little update on where I’ve been.

I spent the last three weeks stuffing myself with fries and getting up to all sorts of things that weren’t good for my health.

Of course I knew I shouldn’t. And normally I would feel super guilty afterwards.

But because it was holiday season, I convinced myself that it was OK.

It didn’t take a lot of convincing, and as a result, I didn’t feel any guilt for indulging.

Not even a teeny tiny bit.

I could eat all the fries in the world and not hate myself for it.

Life without guilt was a complete bliss.

Or so I thought.

Until I was faced with something much bigger and scarier than guilt.

I’m sure you know it too. It’s called ‘consequence’.

As my very wise friend B puts it: You can escape guilt, but you can’t escape consequences.

Come to think of it, maybe guilt exists to serve as a warning sign so we won’t have to face consequences.

But somehow we tend to think that because we can avoid guilt, we can also avoid consequences. Well, I learned the hard way that that’s not how it works.

The consequence I faced? A bigger butt that no longer fits into jeans. 

Fortunately for me, this is a consequence that can be undone i.e. by hitting the gym & eating healthy meals.

But what if I continue to do whatever the hell I wanted and just push aside the guilt? Sure, it will be fun for a while and it will feel amazing. But, let’s face it, there will be more severe consequences which cannot be undone.

Question is, am I prepared to face those consequences?

This is probably the part where I talk about the need for self-control so that there won’t be any guilt or consequences. But who am I kidding? I’m nowhere near that. 

Advertisements

Blog at WordPress.com.