Thursday, July 28, 2011
Yesterday I blogged about the cost, for me, of a buffet on my up coming vacation. Not the actual cost of the food, but what it would cost to my lifestyle.
I gave it alot of thought all day. Did I, a self proclaimed fruggle person, want to spend $20 a day to work out at the gym, when two days of that can pay for an entire month of gym at home?
Here is what I decided. The fact that I have a plan is huge for me. THIS is the lifestyle that I want to live. I know that health and my weight all come down to two choices, what I eat and how I move.
For food, I am going to do what I always do, just be mindful and make better choices. Stay away from the high calorie foods opting for more vegetables and fish choices. And for me, knowing that I can't drink like I did when I was in my 20's.
For movement, I am not going to pay the ridiculous fee of $20 per day to use the elliptical!!! But what I am going to do, room dancing. It came to me when I got out of the shower today and was doing my normal dancing around the room while I got dressed. I can do 30 minutes of aerobic dancing for free and know that I am living a happy healthy lifestyle while spending time with my family on vacation.
Gosh I love the fact that things are now so clear for me. For all the years I thought that I had to be "ON" a diet or "OFF" a diet I was so wrong. I can live my life. I can enjoy my life and all I have to think about are the two choices I have each and every day. AM I going to make a better choice on foods and AM I going to make the choice to move?
Three days till vacation and for the first time in 46 years, have a plan!!!