Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer is approaching!

Memorial Day is coming!  Though the calendar doesn't say it, we all know that is an official kick off to summer.  How is everyone feeling heading into the summer months?  

Even though we are all out and about, summer can be very challenging!  Lots and lots of parties, picnics, weddings, family reunions, - the list goes ON AND ON.  Do you have a plan for how you are going to handle these events?  If you haven't thought about it, NOW is the time to do so.

The more developed your plan is, the more you are likely to stick to it!  Know what you are willing to eat and not eat.  Know what you are going to tell people when they question you or criticize your choices.  

Has anyone been bathing suit shopping yet?  I did a little bit on Monday when I was out of the area for a training.  I tried on the new style that everyone seems to be wearing - the monokini.

Needless to say, I looked like a brick.  It looked TERRIBLE on me.  Soooooo.... no monokini for me!

The suit looked a lot like this, but I DID NOT look like the model in it!!!

May has been an extremely challenging month for me both in terms of eating well as well as other aspects of my life.  I've felt good at times, but also very stressed and emotional.  I've had a lot going on, and as I've shared with you - I don't handle changes to my routine well at all.  This was true over the last couple of days while I was at the training.

Monday night we went to eat out and landed at Ruby Tuesdays - where I had the salad bar.  Good choice, right?  Well, not when I made the decision to eat my BODY WEIGHT in sunflower seeds and croutons!  Then the hotel we were staying in - a cheapo hotel but it was nice - had a HUGE and FANTASTIC and COMPLIMENTARY breakfast.  Sigh....  

I did make the decision - while everyone else was out having lunch - to run when we were given our midday break.  It was 86 degrees, 90% humidity, and the area was very hilly.  I felt sorry for myself and ran 7 miles anyway, and at the end I was glad I had.  So there was one tiny victory.

I want to get my garden planted this weekend and then will be my birthday and hopefully things will be calming down a bit!  Hope everyone else is heading into summer on a positive note!

1 comment:

  1. It comes down to choices...and which ones we make!
    As for the bathing suits happy to fit into my 4 {bikinis that I have and the 2 tankinis... thing is never do anything but yard work or back yard where I can wear them!
    As for me I would be pretty square in that suit even though I am rock hard not just shaped like HER!