Vacation time and lessons learned
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
My husband, children and I just spent 5 days in Cancun. We had a wonderful time. It was relaxing, the weather was great and it was so nice to just "hang out" with my family. I really am blessed to have such an amazing husband and the two best kids on earth!!
We spent most of the time at the beach or in the pool. I walked around in a bathing suit, didn't worry about my hair and makeup (except for dinner time!) and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I felt very self aware on this vacation. I felt that I was judging how I looked, how much weight I still have to lose, compared myself to every other woman I saw and occassionally let it bother me. But then I realized something...a year ago I would have jumped out of the pool and covered up, I would (literally) cry because of how bad I felt I looked. This year, on this vacation, those feelings were much less than they have been in the past.
I don't look great in a bathing suit but I wore one without crying! I ate and drank too much, but I went to the gym twice while on vacation (me, really??)! I didn't fear jumping back on the scale on Monday morning. Between the traveling, the booze and the sodium I expected worse. So I have 5 lbs to lose again....I've done it before, I will do it again!!
I am proud of what I've accomplised. I am proud of how I gain insight to myself with every pound I lose. I owe so much to finding this website and all of my Spark Friends.....
Wishing you all moments of happiness..in a bathing suit!! :)