...at least for me it is. When I am off my routine, I feel lost. I have always been the type that function better when I have a routine. It's a very simple routine. Unfortunately, when my routine is thrown off, for example my son being off of school for the summer, I get overwhelmed.
My new routine for the past two weeks has been waking up at 5am in the morning with my husband and going to the gym. It works out because it gives me time to help my son with his scouts and driving him to his various activities through out the day. When my husband gets home from work, we work out again which is between 5pm & 6pm. You probably think it's crazy working out twice a day, but for me it's better than sitting in front of the TV and eating.
Working out has become a distraction from eating. It doesn't get dark until 9pm, so it's a long day and I rather be at the gym working out than being stuck at the house. I lost 3 pounds this week and I'm eating more, but I don't binge. My sweet indulgence is not a piece of cake or a cookie, it's Marsh Mellos Cereal! Think of honey nut cheerios with the tiny colored marshmallows. One cup of that is only 2 points! (I eat it dry w/out milk) It's sweet and it's crunchy & it takes away my sweet cravings.
I have found so many recipes that I want to try out for baking, but I know that if I start baking, I'll be indulging on those baked goods for a week! It's much safer to stay away from baking, at least for now! The past two days my routine has been off because my husband has been working out of the house. He is EVIL, he tempts me to go to the bakery and get a chocolate croissant for breakfast instead of going to the gym in the morning. And I'm weak because I give in, but if you saw the chocolate croissant that this bakery makes, you would too!
The point of this post is that routines will always go off kilter. Nothing will go smoothly. That's just life, it's constantly throwing curve balls at you. The key is how are you going to be able to stay focused on being healthy and getting the exercise you need? When I feel off balance, I am learning to concentrate on what I can do for that day, whether it be drinking lots of water, watching my food portions or finding some way to exercise. It's a perfect day when you can do all three, but when that doesn't happen, try to do ONE good thing for your body that day.
Food for Thought: "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." Mahatma Ghandi
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