I want to thank my BFF Tammy, for taking good care of my blog for me while I was away. She really is at the top of what I call "The Best of the Best!" Not only is she my workout buddy, running partner, motivator, and just plain full of awesomeness, she has also been there for our family more times than I can count. All the more reason we like to think of her as family at our house. She too has a blog. However it has nothing to do with health. Instead it's all about first grade! Do you have little ones? Do you know of people with little ones? What about grandchildren? If so, it's the place to visit: Forever in First In fact, I read it all the time and learn things, and I'm an adult! I promise you won't be disappointed. She simply is the best teacher I know. Yep, I get to brag a bit. (Even got the district's teacher of the year award last year.)
Okay, on to me. On to life. Well, as you will notice by the picture below, I didn't have the best eating choices during the past few weeks. Okay, maybe I need to clarify. I probably didn't eat nearly enough, and when I did it wasn't something my body was used to eating. For the most part, I ate pretty decently. I didn't go as far as the ordering of THE CHEESEBURGER until the drive home from my mother-in-law's funeral. (To be honest, it tasted disgusting! If I wasn't so hungry I probably wouldn't have eaten it. I can't even remember the last time I had eaten a cheeseburger!)
I got home Sunday night, and it has felt so good to be eating the foods I'm used to having in my fridge. (And eating every couple hours no less.) It has also been nice to be back at the gym and feeling sore. A good sore. In some ways it's frustrating having been out of the loop for a month. It's easy to feel like I'm totally out of shape and discouraged, but then I just have to remind myself I've done this before. I've done WAY more in fact. Then I remind myself what I've posted several times on my blog. "One day at a time. Slow and steady wins the race."
I guess I share this with you just as another testimony that I am a real person. I struggle from time to time just like you. The key for me is to know that a couple years ago, I adopted a new lifestyle (not at diet) so when things get in the way, as we know they will from time to time, I just have to remind myself of my new lifestyle and that whatever I may be struggling with in the moment, is just for a short time. I know what I am capable of. All I have to do is to get back at it and do it!
Here's to healthy eating, restful nights, and sore muscles in the weeks to come......