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.