Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Little Porn and a Lot of Willpower

Let me tell you about what happened at the gym today.

Ryan had an envelope full of what he called "notes" that he wanted to take into the gym childcare today. He said he wanted to "work on them", and generally, if it is just drawing stuff, I have no problem if he takes stuff to do. I just assumed it was papers that he had cut up.

I was in spin class (fortunately, I wasn't teaching) and about 20 minutes in I see one of the childcare workers peeking through the window looking for, who else, of course me. As I walked out of the door, wondering what is wrong now, I see she has something in her hand. She holds it out to me and says, "Ryan had this in the clubroom and was showing other kids, and we took it away from him because we thought it was inappropriate, now he is having a meltdown."

I know you are dying to know what it was, right? It was an advertisement mailer from Victoria's Secret!! You know, the ones with the women in their underwear!! I got one in the mail yesterday, and Kel threw it in the recycling, and Ryan, who helps himself to the recycling on a daily basis, picked it up and made it one of his "notes". He even wrote his name across one of the models.

I was so embarrassed, but , man, that kid cracks me up. It was all very innocent, I'm sure, I will note for the record.

So, unfortunately, the willpower story is way less entertaining, but I just have to share the nutritional prowess that I exhibited this evening at our annual block party.

I make the best brownies ever. Really. I've never tasted a brownie as good as mine, and I'm not just saying that because they are mine. Other people can attest to these amazing brownies. And, no, I will not be giving out my secret recipe. I made a whole pan of them for the block party, and guess how many I had. Go ahead...guess.

ZERO!! How about that for some willpower?? Not only did I make them without even a lick of a spoon, I also cut them up and put them in the container without even eating one single crumb!! Even I'm impressed with myself.

Not only did I keep away from the brownies, I also avoided completely the chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, peanut butter kiss cookies, and s'mores (and I helped Noah and Ryan make s'mores...not even a lick of a finger!) Maybe I deserve that sweatshirt today!!

I really think I am moving to a new realm of healthy eating. Now if I could only figure out a way to get a full workout in without being interrupted by my little pornographer, I would be all set!!

1 comment :

  1. Hmmm, not sure I could give up sweets, but even if I could I am not sure that I would want to! You deserve at least a bite of the brownie!

    Ok, that was not nice of me ... trying to apply peer pressure because I have no self control when it comes to sweets! :)

    Great stroy and I am super impressed with your will power!

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