For anyone who has struggled with losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight I know you will relate to this.
In the last week (that time of the month) I have gained 4lbs. Yes some of that is water weight but some of that is
I find myself using “that time of the month” as an excuse to eat whatever I want. I have read that you do burn more calories and therefore are hungrier during this time and then of course we all know that those darling hormones are no help in making healthier choices. The trick that I know but did put in place for this week is PLANNING AHEAD! I always try to make sure that my pantry and refrigerator are stocked with healthy food and snacks. Due to a crazy busy schedule lately and my love of fall comfort foods this did not happen this month. I am using this as a lesson to push myself to be better prepared and to make the time to take care of me. It is important to maintain a regular healthy intake of food. For me it seems that once I am off the track it is no holds barred. One splurge on cupcakes will result in 4-5 days of not eating well. I don’t know if this is a psychological thing or if it a physical thing. Does the once cupcake lead to a “well I am off the wagon may as well splurge” attitude or once you put that sugar in your body does your body just crave more? The little tiny bit of research I have done shows that it is probably just a mix of the two.
What I do know is that I AM MORE POWERFUL than both of these. I need to tell myself, “Self, you got this and yes you did have that cupcake but that does not mean you are a bad person. You are just as smart and gorgeous as you were pre-cupcake. You are in this for the long haul and you need to keep this body of yours healthy so it will last a long long time.” Because really that is what its all about.
Is it nice to be able to sport a super spiffy cute outfit? Of course.
Does it feel good to see a low number on the scale?…. Well yeah duh!!
Is it great to slip on a size smaller jeans? OH YEAH IT IS!!
However really this whole eating thing is about getting as many years out of this body you were given and spending those years healthy. But what good is a long healthy life if you spend the whole time giving yourself negative self talk and deprivation. The real key is finding balance between all of these factors.
Now, off I go to the grocery store to arm myself for a healthy week full of good choices!
I feel like this video is a quote of the things that we said while going through the haunted house last night. Although, I do distinctly remember saying to one of the ghouls “pardon me” and there were a lot of “that’s not nice”‘s being thrown around….. but Stop it and Is this over where the top of the list.
Last night was the shortest hike yet but my heart was beating the fastest it ever did 🙂
My family and I enjoyed the Haunted Trail at Creepy Woods in Baltimore County.
Over the years we have explored many Haunted Trails in Baltimore and Pennsylvania. This one was my favorite.
It was great because it was a short drive, the cost was minimal and it was quite ooky and spooky!
Apparently others have figured out the greatness of this trail because there was a 3+ hour wait to get into the forest.
The extra $10 on the speed pass was money well spent!
I love a good haunted trail but there were a couple of times during this one that I wished it was just over. 🙂
I was tired of screaming and I was pretty sure a heart attack was on the horizon.
While we were in line waiting for our turn, there was an adult escorted out of the trail because she was just to scared to continue.
I have NEVER seen that before at a haunted trail. The organizer said that that lady was the 8th person that night to come back out of the trail and the night before they had 34 people do the same thing. It was scary but I don’t know if it was quite that scary.
I am so looking forward to getting back on the trail this weekend. We have not done any Autumn walks. I really want to see all of the beautiful leaves. BUT…. yes there is always a but in life right 🙂
My but is my fears. If you are interested in my list of fears read on….
-I fear that I will not be able to hike as far as I had in the past due to the hiatus
-I fear that I am going to get out on the trail and my foot is going to start hurting and I will not want to walk back —this is the big one—
-I fear that hiking is not as much fun as I remember
-I fear that it wont be as much fun hiking when its too chilly to stop off at a swimming hole
I don’t know about you but when I go into something with no expectations…or do something for the first time it is a lot less scary that getting BACK into something.
So what is the solution to all of these fears?
The prescription I gave myself is from now until Sunday it will be nothing but positive self talk. And a little extra at the gym to make sure my legs are nice and strong and ready for a walk in the woods this Sunday.