A week on the road with John sure set my diet and exercise back! Not only did I spend a lot of time sitting, but I also reverted to my husband’s eating schedule. Eating two big meals per day works well for him.
For me, that plan doesn’t work so well. In January I went back to eating the way I have for most of my life. I eat five times per day, making sure to get breakfast in within 30 minutes of waking up. And at 58, it’s how I keep my metabolism going.
That and exercise.
I have been doing a minimum of 30 minutes of walking, six days per week, as well as weight training three days per week. While I did get some walking in this past week, it was nowhere near enough. What I did get enough of was food.
Words like, “it’s Valentine’s Day” and “you’re on vacation” (which I really wasn’t) kept pushing me to eat more than I needed and to “cheat”. I reward myself every Saturday, after a week of staying on track, but if it’s not Saturday and I’m eating too much, that’s cheating.
So, I’m back. Back home and back on track.
How are you doing? Did your resolve weaken over Valentine’s Day? How do you get back on track?