Summer is Ending and You Should Really Just Eat the Ice Cream

steveb

Hello, my name is Josie and I’m an Ice Cream-a-holic.

I also am a gym-a-holic, and sometimes someone who is unhealthily addicted to eating super healthy and then being hard on myself when I do something like go for ice cream as the summer is coming to a close. That’s why I’m here to tell you… eat the ice cream.

If you’re like me, you have this wonderful ability to tell yourself that everything you’re doing is wrong, and that everything you’re doing could be better if you just tried a little harder, instead of just being nice to yourself and understanding that you’re doing the best you can do in that moment. These kinds of thinking patterns can come in many forms, but I feel like they’re most prominent in situations where you feel like you’ll be a “better person” if you just eat the hamburger and not the bun, if you get a kids scoop of ice cream and skip the cone because you don’t want the carbs… I know you know what I mean, and I’m here to tell you that summer is ending, and you really should just eat the ice cream.

As humans, we’re so quick to acknowledge how good it feels to get a good sweat on, and to eat a salad, and to lose a couple pounds or a couple inches off of our waistline. We are much less inclined, for some reason, to acknowledge how good it feels to eat some fricken ice cream with someone you love, or someone you like, or literally by yourself, on a hot summer day just because that’s what you want to do. Especially in a city like Calgary where we have like the best ice cream shops ever. This doesn’t only apply to ice cream, it applies to everything, but we’re using ice cream as a metaphor right now, so bare with me.

The reason I’m bringing this up is mostly because I saw that McDonalds dollar cones are ending after this week and like… there ain’t no time like the present to capitalize on that. So, I have a challenge for you, my love.

Eat the ice cream, eat the bun with the hamburger, have that glass of wine even though it’s a week night… and love yourself for indulging, rather than championing yourself only when you’re holding back. All in moderation, and yes sometimes it’s good to be “responsible”.

I’m telling you right now, though… the responsible thing to do is love yourself and understand that not everything has a consequence. Love you.