A couple of weeks ago I asked what type of posts you liked best and some of you were gracious enough to actually leave an answer. Thank you.
Sometimes, I wonder who my audience is in this online space. Comments are left by people that are younger than me with little kids.
Comments are left by people that are older than me with completely empty nests and grandchildren.
Comments are left by people between these two extremes.
I appreciate ALL the comments. Someone commented that they like the posts having to do with weight loss and healthy lifestyle. In the beginning of the year I had actually planned to post at least twice a month on this topic, but I wasn’t getting much feedback…or maybe I wasn’t getting the type of feedback that I expected.
Whatever it was…I haven’t posted about this in a while.
So, let me get to it today!
I am afraid that some of you may think I am perfect when it comes to eating and exercise. I can assure you that is NOT the case. I do try to eat healthy most of the time and I strive for more good days in a 7 day week than less than good days. I try to exercise more than half the time. But that doesn’t always happen.
Sometimes life happens.
Sometimes I’m lazy.
Sometimes neither the exercise nor the eating right happens. And I can’t explain it.
But the difference is…I try NOT to let it ruin my whole week.
Recently, when John and I were out of town we needed to get something to eat before we started the drive home. I had looked online for some places and we passed a couple of places that looked interesting and we settled for the place that advertised “the best burger in town!”
And I must say once we got inside the small place I could believe they were going to have a good burger.
And they sold ice cream.
That was a bit too much.
After our meal, I got a milkshake to go. The old fashioned kind. Milk and ice cream.
It was much larger than I expected. And it was good. And I drank it all.
And in just a little bit, I didn’t feel so well.
Too much rich food. I shouldn’t have finished the milkshake, but I did.
But it didn’t ruin my whole day! I didn’t eat the rest of the day, but I drank a LOT of water. And I corrected by eating for the rest of the week.
It really isn’t about denying ourselves. It is about moderation. More good choices than bad.
It is about finding a balance. Just like trying to balance our family, our work, blogging, hobbies, etc…healthy eating and exercise are the same.
They have to be put on the to do list, then worked in. We cannot be perfect in our healthy living efforts…we just need to be balanced.
Achieving a healthy lifestyle is a process…a journey…it is not a destination. It is something that I continually work toward. And it is something that you can work toward too.
I just love the bit about the balance.ou, when I have a chocolate screaming at me to eat the last morsel, this balance is a hard thing to achieve! Ever since I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I find that my symptoms are definitely affected by the way I eat. So, I have to eat healthy, but like my one friend who also suffers from FM says; chocolates lift the spirit so they must be healthy!
Much love from Jennifer's
I agree with your friend, Mia!
Hi Mary! Just popping in to say hi:) I take a pretty balanced approach myself, but I found myself at a delicious burger place the other day and you know what? It was worth the extra miles I had to run to work it off;)
Oh I get the burger being worth the extra miles! My milkshake would have been worth the extra effort too…I just needed it to be about 1/3 the size it was! Thank you for stopping by.
I love ALL of your posts, for the record! I do believe my pain, associated with Fibromyalgia, is worse because I eat horribly. I know I need to lose weight, but I don't know how. I wish someone could make food for me and deliver it. I don't think I have the will power or strength to make healthy choices. Say a prayer for me!
Thank you, Barbie! Yes, I will be praying for you…especially in this area.
I struggle with that verse because I know I don't honor God with my body. I've battled an eating disorder for many years now. This is something He and I are working on…I'm learning to love myself for who He created me to be and to stop thinking I'm not enough unless I meet the worlds standards of how I look. I do believe it requires a balance. You share good advice. Glad to make my way here through TellHisStory. blessings.
Beth, thank you for stopping by. I have no experience with an eating disorder, but I am glad you are learning to love yourself for who He created you to be! I'll be praying for you as you walk this road.
I am so glad you linked your story, Mary. We're on vacation this week with my parents in northern Minnesota. It doesn't feel like balance at all here! We're eating out. Overindulging. And so on…. But I suppose, we balance it with the other weeks when I eat and exercise right then. So it's all good.
Now, where were Mom's brownies again? 😉
(I shared a comment but not sure it posted??? Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your post, even as I am out-of-balance here while on vacation in Minnesota. We're in overindulgence mode here!)
Isn't that the way it is when on vacation…overindulge 24/7? I'm trying to manage that a little better, but there is something about vacation that does that to most of us!
Enjoy your time in Minnesota!