Don't Worry, Be Happy
Monday, July 21, 2014
I braved the scale this morning. I fully expected to see a giant gain. I have been terrible. Well, maybe not terrible but certainly not behaving myself. With my “time” last week, I was down in steps and ate some junk. I’ve gone out and made some bad choices, like French fries and beers being involved kind of choices. So I was honestly surprised this morning to see I didn’t lose weight, but I didn’t gain either. Hmmm.
This is why the human body really puzzles me. I spent weeks getting in tons of steps, eating all of the right things, and I gained. I spend two weeks almost fully off the wagon and nothing? Dear body, HOW do you work?!?!?!
Last week I realized I’m kind of over worrying about things. 5th boss in a year? Travel on. Company sold? Out of my control. Coworkers being fools? Steer clear. Analyzing everything is EXHAUSTING. But here I am to say – the scale and the body is a weird thing and I am going to try to accept that it is what it is and keep up my efforts to see some change.
I know I feel better when I take my walks, eat healthy and whole foods, and treat myself with respect. Why not keep working at it?
That being said, we do still have a lot going on. I have a team outing on Friday, TWO baby showers on Saturday, and my Grandma’s 90th birthday party on Sunday. Whew. BF and I decided to take time off and go to the beach next week so we’ll be heading there on Sunday as well. We’re packing food for breakfasts and lunches so hopefully we don’t stray too far from the ranges. There are always drinks and beach treats that we only get once a year. I’m not going to restrict myself but I can also order the smallest version too AND do activities to offset anything. We want to rent bikes one morning for sure. We’ve also already decided to walk 10 blocks each way to a dinner place one night. That has to help right?! So I’ll probably be MIA next week but that is okay with me!
So that is where I am today! My coworker and I are going to be taking a walk at lunch. I’ve got a healthy meal to throw on the grill for dinner (LOVING the grill btw! Would love any of your favorite recipes if you have any to share!) I’m going to try to make today a great day and to have an even better week. Hope you do too!