A Delinquent Doughnut Day-Five Minute Friday “Dive”

Five Minute Friday’s are back!  I have had a doozy of a day and am in silly mood at this point so I am not sure how this five minute Friday will go today!  It could end up good, or it could end up really stupid and cheesy.  I typically write poetry style, but am not as poetic today, so I may deviate a little.  Anyways, same rules as always.  You write for 5 minutes only…you can’t over think or back track.  And you must visit the person who went before you.  Today’s word is DIVE, so I am going to er..dive in here and see what we come up with.




It’s a new year

Doesn’t that make you want to just dive right in ?

Dive right in to those new goals and resolutions you set when you were sitting there in remorse over eating too many holiday treats at all of those parties and gatherings!

Vowing to go on a diet and make some big changes this year…

While I didn’t go as overboard with the treats as much as some years, I was on board enough (with the high fat foods) that I had decided I must make a goal of healthy eating to lose a few pounds this year or I was going to grow another pants size (not that I am huge, but it’s best to nip it in the bud now before I gain more).

and then I got the flu.

and then I didn’t care about food or eating much

so that made it easy.

Thanks to the universe for making my goals of losing a few pounds off to an easy start (at least there is one perk)!

I am not too thrilled with the flu thing, but these incessant coughing fits where I almost hack up a lung, DID give me a mega ab workout without having to leave my bed

And so there is another goal met- more exercise (with the way my abs hurt I think it qualifies!!)

And so I am getting better and I am all proud of myself for eating super duper healthy and low cal/no sugar, and not much fat since this whole sickness appeared (plus the involuntary ab work outs).

I had vowed to continue on this path.

And I almost did.

Until I had to deal with AT&T.

4 and a half hours on the phone with them this week..

and no, that is not an exaggeration.

1.5 hours today alone.

I can’t even tell you the idiocy of what is going on there because 5 min. is not near enough time and it would all be too confusing anyways.

However , what I will tell you, is that after today’s ever so stressful run in with At&T

I decided to dive in

to a Doughnut!

Make that almost 2 doughnuts.

I blame it on the stress HAHA.

That sugary, powdery goodness looked pretty good sitting there

I distinctly heard it call my name


Come on…

You know you want to dive in!

Forget about those goals and this healthy eating path just for now…

You will feel so much better!”  (Did you know that doughnuts can talk?  I didn’t either!)

And so I did…




*** Disclaimer- this is not inspiring.  haha.  That is the challenge with five minute Fridays, you have to write what comes to mind..and what came to mind with the word Dive is how I just dove in to those donuts after my ever so stressful day!  But you know what…it is always my goal to bring the reader inspiration and so inspiration I shall bring!  Part of living inspired is living authentically.  This is definitely an authentic representation of the truth of my week.  4.5 hours fixing ridiculous issues that are still not fixed with AT&T, and the Flu with coughing fits.  So inspiration wise I will leave you with 3 tidbits today:


1.  Some days are crappy.  Sometimes you authentically feel negative, irritated, sick, depressed or whatever else you can’t help but feel.  That is ok!  The whole point of living inspired is to allow yourself to feel whatever you need to feel, deal with it, vent it, let it out, and then move right past it in to searching for the humor in it or looking for the blessings in your day.  Living inspired does not equal life is perfect and I must be the epitome of perfect joy and inspiration at all times.  Living inspired means life is messy and I CHOOSE to CREATE joy, find inspiration, and turn negatives in to positives.


2.  Laughter is good.  In fact it can be essential to your sanity in life.  So Hopefully you will laugh a little , as I did mean for this post to be funny (even though it’s true stuff that is annoying and not what you would call uplifting haha).  Sometimes I use sarcasm to make myself laugh at the absurdity of events that can occur.  It’s good to not take everything too seriously and one of the best things you can do for yourself in life is have the ability to laugh at both your self, and situations in life that are irritating.


3.  Never give up entirely.  Ok , so I dove in to a doughnut (or two).  My soul felt it needed that haha .   The thing is though, that even when we have goals we are working  on, be they New Year’s goals, or any other goals in life, there will be days we are really not feeling motivated and don’t want to stick to the goal.  Maybe we have a day where we slip up.  That is also ok!  We are not super human or something.  So every now and then, if you find yourself shoving donuts in your face like I did (that is a bit hyperbole, to make you laugh 😉 as I assure you I am more lady like than that ..but I did feel like shoveling them in!) or you have gotten off track and find yourself thinking…”oh I may as well throw that goal out the window now that I caved in! “, just give yourself a little compassion, dust the powdered sugar (or cinnamon sugar) off your face, and get back to your plan.  We all need a ” Delinquent Doughnut Day” every now and then!


Have you gone delinquent on any of your goals recently?  If so please share so I won’t look so bad   (jk)  can offer my support.  
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10 Responses to A Delinquent Doughnut Day-Five Minute Friday “Dive”

  1. Mia says:

    Hi Rebekah
    I have the FLU too! If I could I would have dived into a mountain of doughnuts … anything to make the flu feel more bearable. Nice meeting you at FMF.
    Hugs XX

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Hi Mia! Nice to have you here, thanks for visiting. So sorry you have it too , darn it! I have been battling one thing after another lately with not feeling well, but I guess that is life. I think I stopped by your blog one other time and you were in pain from a tooth. So it sounds like you have been having a rough time of it too. I will pay another visit and follow your blog. You can always picture yourself going doughnut diving? Or how about swimming around in a nice cool pool of bubble ginger ale! That would be good for the tummy and the flu haha. Hugs back. Have a blessed weekend, in spite of the flu ~ Rebekah

  2. Kendra says:

    Haha! Yes I have to dive into the no-nos at times too. So sorry that you had to deal with a ton of phone calls that is never any fun. Book
    and like you I got sick so that jumpstarted my weightloss lol.

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      If you only knew how NOT fun At&t is being you would want to rip all your hair out too haha. I wouldn’t wish this stupidity on anyone. But it’s ok. It’s life! Hopefully we will both be able to be semi good about the no nos this year, as I know we are both trying to lose a few pounds 🙂 You gotta cave once in awhile though! Yeah, that stunk that you were sick too. Well, we are off to a good start mostly with our getting fit then. I had taco salad tonight , and only a teeny cookie for dessert. So I am back to it. Stocked up on access bars and shakes from Mela too 🙂

  3. Lizzy says:

    Been having one of those days myself. (check out my blog for proof! – lol) Thank you for your honesty here. I think it’s so important that we step out from behind our masks and show where we’re really at. It’s refereshing – and believe it or not there is inspiration in that. Hope you’re feeling better soon!! bless you heaps 🙂

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Can’t wait to read what you wrote then! I have just really been struggling with one thing after another for better than a month now, as you know from the emails. Aside from my doughnut deliquence lol, I also was a bit delinquent in my temper after 1.5 hours on hold off and on with the internet /phone people. I fully agree with the mask thing. So many of us wear them. I guess I try to stick with my theme of showing people how to live inspired, and so I try to not complain too awful much about circumstance here . I was thinking my five min. friday post would inspire people to quit their new years goals HAHA, so I had to add some inspiration at the end :D. If there is inspiration in my crappy day, then I will take it! I WILL feel better soon here darn it! Bless you back my friend. I hope you get the package soon, by the way!

  4. Your title, drew me in (couldn’t think of a diving analogy!) and I’m so glad it did!! Love your humor and the truth of what life is sometimes. Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Lisa-Jo’s.

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Hi there Teresa. Thanks for stopping by my little world here! I know …the whole delinquent doughnut thing is a funny twist on dive. Well when stressed, what do us women do but think of diving in to desserts? haha. I am glad I could make you smile. Will pay a visit to you as well.

  5. martha brady says:

    rebekah, i had to chuckle. i enjoyed your post a lot:) thanks for stopping by my blog. i enjoyed the visit:) i LOVE the stars on your cursor. i’ve enjoyed playing with them. are they hard to find? let me know. they are delightful!

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      I am glad you got a chuckle out of it! I enjoyed my visit your way also. Thank you for reading mine and commenting. The stars on my cursor are a tinker bell effect. I have a thing for fairies and whimsy 🙂 Yes, they are hard to find and create (at least on word press it was a challenge). I can privately email you and try to coach you through how to get some. For those real tech savvy people it prob. isn’t hard, but for those of us “regular” people who don’t know coding and such, it takes a bit of work.