Lucky Single Girl! You Don’t Have to Keep Budweiser and Pork Rinds in Your House!
Unless you want to, of course. Hey, I’m not here to judge. But I am here to point out how much easier it is to eat healthy and exercise when you’re flying solo.
Diet + Relationship = Abject Failure
I can’t tell you how many times I was in a relationship, tried to start eating right and get on an exercise program, only to get derailed the very first day by pizza and The Bachelor on the sofa with said beloved. If he really loved me he’d have wanted me to eat right and work out, right? Wrong. What he really wanted was the impossible – for me to be a size 2 without taking time away from him to hit the gym and eating everything he ate while somehow managing not to gain an ounce. And of course he could eat whatever he wanted and never hit the gym if he didn’t want to because he’s a man and they’re bestowed with this gift for some unexplained reason. Talk about a mind f**k!
Your pantry is yours for the filling
As a single girl, you have the choice of what food you keep around the house. Unless you have kids, of course, but you want them to develop healthy eating habits at a young age, don’t you? So, it’s really easy to make a list of healthy food to take to the grocery store and fill your basket with only the items on your list. I make a game of looking into other women’s baskets, noting their unhealthy choices, then giving them a smug look as I glance back at my own holier-than-thou compilation on wheels. Of course, they then look me up and down, decide I haven’t hit the treadmill in at least 2 years (which is NOT true!) and walk away haughtily in their size small yoga pants. Okay, so my grocery basket is usually filled with all things healthy, but too much of a good thing is still too much. Hey, I’m working on it!
And about that treadmill…
Yes, exercise is easier as a single person, as well. For one thing, you probably have the time. Unless, again, you have kids, but most gyms have daycare and that’s another healthy habit to start drilling into your kids’ brains now. The beauty is that you get to make your workout schedule whenever you have time and it’s not dependent on anyone else’s comings and goings. You also don’t run the risk of having some type of iron man in your life who runs a half marathon three times a week as training for the century run he’s planning to do. Who does that? And who wants to compete with that? Not you, single girl. You get to decide what, how much, and when, and you get to feel good about whatever you do, too. Think you need a workout partner to keep you motivated? Good thing is, there are plenty of us single girls around for just that purpose.
And of course I’ll be here along the way, sharing eating tips and exercise ups and downs. Because the smart, savvy single girl knows that it’s not about being a size 2 or looking good in your size small yoga pants, it’s about being healthy and happy. Single girl bliss health and fitness!
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