In the past, I would have never passed on dessert. It was the best part of the meal. However, now that I workout so hard and eat healthy, I don't want anything sabotaging my hard work.
It is so difficult to find time to workout and many days I would rather just crash on the couch. It is sheer determination to workout 5-6 days a week. There is always something else that I feel like I should be doing as either a mom or teacher. The guilt of taking time for myself to workout is starting to fade away, but sometimes rears its ugly head.
My point is that after all the work to be healthy it is now easier to say no to dessert. Even if all my friends or family are indulging, I can still say no. That used to be my breaking point. If I could say no but then a friend or family member urged me just to enjoy, then I would say yes.
Don't get me wrong, I still have a treat from time to time when I want it. Usually, once a week I go to Dairy Queen and have a small vanilla crunch cone. That is my favorite dessert and if I want it that week I do!