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Lessons learned over the winter.......

Friday, May 09, 2014

Okay, so I'm writing away, even though my previous blogs probably have under a dozen comments in total. C'mon people!!!! I don't want to become a "regular", to have my blogs featured every day. But..... some support and feedback would be much appreciated :) Thanks!!!!
Okay, so over the winter I gained a bit. Okay, it was 15 lbs, I admit it. Why? Two really good reasons, well, if by good I mean obvious. First, I gave up exercise during this dreadfully cold winter that lasted FOREVER into spring. I hate the cold. By hate I mean it actually causes me physical pain - ceases up my muscles, creeps up my back, seeps into my joints..... you get the idea. So, bc it was sub-arctic for most of Dec-March I spent very little time outdoors. Well, yeah, almost none. I tried. I tried but in the end gave myself permission to stop bc I was just so miserable out there. Which, I know accept as an okay thing to do. Where I failed was in not having a back up plan. You can quit any activity you want to - but you need to replace it. So - I am adding videos and Wii zumba to my repertoire. Done.
Second, I ate like pig. Well, not like a pig bc I was fairly discerning about what I ate, so many fabulous treats and I enjoyed EVERY one of them. But...... maybe could have pulled up on the portions and the frequency. No one needs Epicure's Three Cheese Dip more than twice a year, just sayin'. Second lesson- TRACK, TRACK, TRACK!!!!!! Seeing that I've gone a kajillion calories over cements reality - it's hard to pretend it's "not that much" when you can see it before you. Other half to that? Knowing you have to write it down later "shames" me into not taking it in the first place.
So, if you had a great winter, congratulations!!! I really am happy for you and admittedly jealous :) If you didn't, here's to getting back in the saddle and reclaiming our journey to healthy bodies!!!!!!
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