Sunday, June 23, 2013
that I've done well with food. Everything goes great during the week, and then the weekend gets here and I lose all sense of reality. It's a never ending cycle... do well all week, eat whatever on the weekend, and then try to get back into the swing of things come Monday. I have to say that it's been a losing battle lately.
I'm always re-evaluating goals and trying to decide what I want to do, and where I want to go, and how I'm going to get there... again, it's just one more thing that's never ending and something I've always struggled with. Never knowing what I really want... This week, things have started to change a bit for me and I've started feeling a little better about all of it. Baby steps... sad to say at this point that I'm back to basics but, that's where I'm at.
Camping is something I REALLY enjoy. I love being unplugged, being out in the woods with my family and sharing all of those experiences. Swimming, hiking, hayrides, fishing, all of it. But the weekend also comes with a LOT of food! Big breakfasts, grilled sandwiches, chips and snacks, full dinners, and the smore's... there's always smore's. Oh, AND the ice cream place we found that's just 1/2 mile down the road from the campground!
During the week, everything is planned, and we don't keep a lot of junky stuff at the house, so there's not a lot to snack on. When the weekend comes, look out, it's all at my fingertips. Bags of chips, granola bars that are supposed to be for the kids, not to mention the cooler of beer.
I go through cycles where I do REALLY well, and then I let everything go to hell... food exercise, all of it... happens all the time. Sooo, once a gain, time to get motivated. I have multiple races coming up, including the Dirty Girl. And just this morning, I got a text from a friend telling me that THIS year, I have to do the Turkey Trot in 30 minutes! Ugh!!!
I'm proud to say I did really well this weekend. Instead of the big breakfasts of pancakes and bacon, I had an apple and greek yogurt. Instead of having 2 grilled sandwiches and a never ending bag chips, I had one sandwich and a small handful of chips. At dinner, I measured out my food, and didn't take seconds. There were NO snacks or ice cream, only ONE beer, and ONE s'more! I'd call that a success!
The other thing, is that camp makes me really lazy... I think it's all the quiet. I can finally be calm and not have a million things going on in my head. I also went for a 2 1/2 mile hike/jog type thing... I really don't know how else to describe it. Being in the woods, well, you're in the woods so you're hiking. But on the flat, "road type" surfaces, I jogged.
I feel really good about the weekend I've just had, I've planned meals for the week, and I feel like this is the start of something good!