Something that goes against your better judgement?
I’m sure you have, I’m pretty sure everyone has
After all it’s in our nature to not disappoint others isn’t it?
I’m going to tell you of a story that happened to me just the other week
You see my step son has recently moved high schools and is in his first term there
I’m pleased to say he’s loving it too which is great as his previous school was pretty much a dump!
Now as he’s at this new school he’s doing and learning new things
One of the those things is food tech
Damn they call it some crazy things nowadays
I used to know it as home economics, no doubt you knew it as something different too
Anyways, the last thing he had to make was scotch eggs
And I admit he did a pretty good job with them too, they were pretty tasty
The problem though was that in eating one of them I went against my better judgement
You see I didn’t really want to try it them but then I didn’t want to disappoint the young man either
Almost psyching it out
Well you should have seen it, it was almost the size of a baby’s head!
Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration there but it was a s**t load bigger than any other standard scotch egg put it that way!
So I ate it, and……it tasted good
But that’s pretty much where the joy ended!!!
Now, I knew full well what ingredients involved were but as I didn’t buy them for him I knew that they weren’t clean foods
In fact, I’m pretty ‘bet a testicle on it’ sure that they were very cheap ingredients making for god knows what within that egg, sausage and bread crumbed concoction!
That would totally explain the reaction I had after
My belly swelled as if I were pregnant…NICE!!!
I couldn’t eat again that day except for a banana later on as I was just far too uncomfortable
Not surprising really with that gluten and wheat, trans-fat and cheap meat filled time bomb exploding in my gut!
Needless to say its something that I will think twice about doing again believe me!
But what does this story have to do with you?
Well there’s no hard sale this time
It’s simply advice so that you can learn from my mistakes really
You see sometimes you have to disappoint
There’s no two ways about it
Especially when you’re training or taking part in a nutritional plan
Whether it’s family, friends, colleagues or a complete stranger
By not disappointing someone else the chances are you’re going to at the very least leave yourself disappointed
Especially if your results were to suffer because of it
No wants that do they?!
So if you’re faced with a situation where someone wants/expects you to do something that may either leave them disappointed or lead you off your path
Take a second to ponder the implications
And if your plans, goals, wishes or beliefs are not to be affected then go for it
If not then be strong and don’t be afraid to leave someone else disappointed but explain why so not to hurt their feelings
In hindsight I wish I hadn’t eaten that scotch egg,
I wish I had spoken to my step son about it first
But I didn’t and now the time has passed
Luckily with no other consequences apart from a heavily bloated stomach, several hours of feeling like utter s**te and a new found hatred of scotch eggs!
I guess I got off lucky, haha!
After all it was just a scotch egg
Someone else’s situation may be somewhat different!
Dedicated to your health and fitness
Simon ‘The Wise Old Owl’ Anderson
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