Brother in Town, Having Fun, but Trying to do a *little* better
Thursday, December 17, 2009
My brother is in Chicago to visit, and we're having a blast!
I've been getting up early in the morning to work out, but as my brother is also an early riser this hasn't worked out as planned. Also, the food that everyone from out of town always wants to try (traditional Chicago stuffed pizza anyone?) is pretty terrible for you.
I'm doing a good job just being relaxed. Yesterday I ate 2700 calories worth of Chicago food!! Today, my goal is to be under 2000, and to walk to some tourist attractions. :-)
I think this is the first time that I am being challenged with the notion of adopting a healthy lifestyle vs. being on a "diet". If I were doing a diet, all my efforts would be "ruined", and I'd feel like a failure. But I keep reminding myself that I'm working on a healthy lifestyle. Things like relatives coming to visit are apart of life, and I should enjoy them instead of fretting about calories eaten or burned.
So we're off! I think we're going to go to Millenium Park today, and maybe the German Christmas Market.
I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!