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Buffet price (part 2) lifestyle choice made!

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!!!
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MEADSBAY 12/21/2011 8:54AM

    Excellent idea!
I bet you had a blast, and between the dancing around the room and extra walking, and did fine. Our bodies LIKE a change!
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EMIM05 8/9/2011 10:27PM

    good idea. I am like you and don't like to waste money if there is not value in it. and room dancing seems like the perfect idea. plus you'll get tons of walking in. hope you had a fun vacation :D

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COMPUCATHY 8/9/2011 9:23PM

    That is 100% awesome! I trust you had a wonderful vaca! Plans make life a pleasure...and you had them! Go you! I love your idea of doing the free dancing in the room. Perfect! I have taken to marching in place and doing some dancing when I am at work and no one is around. I'm at my standing desk and I can add some movement while I type and work on things. We can live a more active lifestyle and get the movement we need. Gym workouts are nice, too...but the lifestyle workouts...they're great! WTG! You rock! Keep up the good work! Thanks for your encouragement! Spark on! I'm so proud of you! emoticon

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JUSTA123 8/1/2011 7:47AM

    emoticon I know you are going to have a great vacation! Great that you have a plan! Have a terrific time!

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ALASKASKY 7/29/2011 11:06AM

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TARAHA 7/29/2011 1:33AM

    Awesome plan! I wish I could embrace the lifestyle change as well as you have. Thanks for inspiring me. And have a fantastic vacation!

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HEALTHY1JESS 7/28/2011 10:18PM

    WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I'm so proud of you! This is a huge realization! We are never "on" or "off" a diet! We just make the best choices we can and enjoy our choices and their benefits! :-)

Way to go!

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GOLIGHTLY344 7/28/2011 2:12PM

    Have a wonderful vacation!

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RENZRYD 7/28/2011 1:49PM

    Awesome!

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DEBSGETTINFIT 7/28/2011 12:37PM

    I really like your thinking. I know I have been weighing joining a club or just making my self work out at home. I decided to work out at home and use the $$ to get new dvd and or weights etc.

Thanks for the blog to remind me.

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IMIN2GENES 7/28/2011 12:24PM

    Sounds like a great plan! Way to go!! Enjoy your vacation AND your lifestyle! I love your solution to moving. I'll have to remember that one.
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LILLYPILLY24 7/28/2011 11:36AM

    And it's a GREAT plan! Oh, I'm sure you will enjoy your vacation when you've got such a wonderful outlook and good choices before you.

Great blog!

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