The summer is a more relaxed time around here – no crazy sports schedules or games out of town going on. There is the weekly guitar lesson for the gal, and a short lacrosse league for the boy, along with two short weeks of camps – but it’s August now – and that means nothing. I love the nothing. I love to lounge around if we can. I love going to the beach. Living 8 minutes from there, a beach day is easy and can be scheduled last minute. But all in all , there is no real plan for the rest of the summer. Ahhhh…. Time to breathe and enjoy.
But, since our vacation in April I have found myself still eating like I am on the cruise ship – like, anything and everything, and way too often. I also found a few extra pounds. Oops! In order to take care of that, there needs to be a plan – this relaxed summer thing is not cutting it. So what does a health coach do?
I began working out again – Even if I ate like crap, I still get at least one workout in during the day. Morning works best for me – if I put it off until later it just won’t get done. What is your best time to get in a workout? PS- The workout is a non-negotiable date with myself – and sometimes it’s an early morning bike ride with the husband which makes it an even better date!
I remembered that my BFF is me. Yep. Corny as all heck, I sometimes forget that the most important relationship that I have is with moi. Taking the time to journal and remember who that is always reminds me. We make it a priority to call our friends, check up on them, and support them when they need it. Well, I need it. The best person to do that is me. I am taking all my self-love and making me #1. Ain’t nothing selfish about that momma – pure L.O.V.E.
Cutting down on the sugar and cracky carbs. OK, so I know and you know that sugar sucks. But it’s yummy. I don’t do well with any sort of deprivation or diet plan. Tip: Knowing yourself helps you to create the plan that will work for you. For instance – 2 shakes a day and I’m starving for food – not so much for hunger, but for the pleasurable aspect of food – the colors, the smells, the textures. Those plans work for many, and that is fantastic, but not for me. So my being aware that I ate ice cream yesterday and had some extra Moscato on ice at a picnic, helps me to make better choices for the next few days based more on whole foods – vegetables, fruits, proteins, and less sugar.
There are a few more aspects of balancing that I incorporate when making a plan, but these are the three that I am focusing on this week. What’s your plan?
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