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Realizing a Healthy You
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Where's My Fire

Why can't I seem to have that same fire and intensity that I started out exercising with all year long? I seem to have lost it somewhere and I'm having a hard time getting it back. Although I kept it longer than usual, I have found myself slacking off from exercising as much as I use to and sneaking in some candy more than I use to. It's like I decided to take a break one weekend and it has lasted a month. I do seem to bounce back for a few days, but then I'm right back to eating junk and sitting on the couch. I guess it's going to take me slowly easing back into my routine again instead of trying to jump head first. I'm sure I can do it. I just need whatever motivation that got me going in the beginning to kick start me again.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vacation Eating Blues

Do you ever get the vacation eating blues? I get vacation eating blues every vacation because eating healthy while away can be difficult, because I don't have immediate access to the healthy foods that normally invade my refrigerator. Any time I'm on vacation I make every attempt possible to eat healthy, but it doesn't work out all the time. Every now and then I'll pull up to some fast food restaurant that doesn't have a thing healthy for me to choose. When this happens, I just try to eat less. My motto is less is always best.

Some of the things that I try to do while away on vacation to minimize gaining all that extra weight include ordering a grilled chicken sandwich instead of a double cheese burger and occasionally removing the bread and only eating the chicken. I'll also order apples or mandarin oranges instead of fries or onion rings. Instead of grabbing a soft drink, I'll get a cup of ice water, which does double duty in keeping me healthy and saving me money as well.

I've finally learned that no matter where you are, you can always come up with creative ways to eat healthier, even while on vacation.