Reset Day 78: Still learning and a slice of vacation
Monday, August 17, 2015
Yesterday we celebrated my son's birthday with the family. There were bbq ribs on the grill, fresh corn on the cob, side dishes and of course cake and ice cream. As I ate, I thought to myself: the celebrating never ends. Life IS a celebration!
The light bulb went on again. There seems to be a constant parade of excuses (mainly my travels and food centered events) that I take full advantage of and allow to keep me from moving towards my goals. After, I get angry with myself and feel like a failure - yet I continue the constant cycle.
So in the last 30 days it was a 5 day vacation with a friend, a 12 day vacation with family and my son's birthday party. In the next couple weeks it will be a weekend in Detroit with friends and my birthday party - oh and then the holiday weekend.
Is it any wonder I am not making progress towards my goals? I really NEED to learn how to effectively make better choices in these situations instead of using them as an excuse to eat things that take me from my goal.
I love to travel. I love to go places with friends and family. While it is great for my soul.... it is killing me. My poor food choices are killing me. Reality is I CAN do those things in a healthy way. I just don't.
Reality, my life is a series of vacations and food centered events. I can make better choices instead of excuses. Dang I hate it when those lightbulbs come on and you can see those things you choose to ignore. Now is when the real work begins. Change! Life is a celebration. Celebration does not have to be centered around food. I need to get creative!
Phew - all that said - here are a few photos from the family vacation up north.
climbing the lighthouse
hikes in the woods
scampering in the river
hiking the waterfalls
rowing in the clouds
Lily's first fishing attempt
A Kodak moment of the girls in disbelief...
family vacation photo on the shores of Lake Superior
A dream awakens......
I would be remiss if I didn't include this parting shot.....