Walking the Path or Not Letting Camping destroy my Program
Thursday, October 04, 2012
It's been pretty crazy for me juggling four kids and my husband these last couple weeks. I've wanted to sit down and write, but just haven't really had he time. That's a real shame too. I find that journaling is the best way for me to sort out what I'm thinking and how I feel.
Physically I feel fairly good today. I started my aqua therapy and it felt good until I walked another mile doing laps at the grocery store immediately afterwards. I really had to put my leg up and ice my knee for a long time. Unfortunately I'm deathly allergic to Asprin, Motrin and Alleve. I was able to get control of the pain with ice and Tylenol. I try to save my Vicodin for bed so I can actually sleep and for true emergencies.
Although I know I worked out for an hour yesterday, I'm reasonably sore, not over worked this morning. It's a good thing too because I'm still prepping for camping this weekend which starts tonight! I love the Alum Creek Fall Festival. Only a few dozen cookies to bake and packing to do. Yes I did say cookies. I have four kids and although I try to set a good example for them and prepare healthy meals, I don't want to drive them to extremes by completely depriving them of all "junk" food. Besides, my cookies use oats for half of the flour and are packed with golden flax seeds and walnuts as well as dark chocolate chips. It's a compromise.
I've finished all the other baking including my loaves of Hungarian Wheat Bread, pumpkin bread and blueberry muffins. For me, I'm taking protein bars and a dozen hard boiled eggs. My secret weapon is Aldi's Cheese curls which have only 32% calories from fat. I can control my portions and feel like I'm being naughty without actually doing it.
It's always hard for me to stay on the right path when we go camping. Fortunately we are camping in a tent and will have lots of walking, lifting and carrying heavy stuff to help burn off any stray calories. As always, I will keep my pedometer on and move, move, move. I promise not to beat myself up if I wonder off the path and jump right back on instead of waiting until "tomorrow" to start fresh.