Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!

Rosalind Russell (Auntie Mame)

In the midst of a traveling spell so I’ve been slack in posting. Last weekend I visited friends and you know what? I ate basically whatever I wanted to (within reason/portion). I did go to spin class one of the 3 days I was there, but beyond that, I made a decision not to worry about it. While I still kept my mind on how much and what I was consuming, I also didn’t tamp down my enjoyment of my time with friends fretting over food.

Once you make a plan and commit to it, you have the tools to veer off that plan from time to time and still know how to get right back to your regular routine. When I hit town again, it was Water, Workout and Reset. No backsliding into old habits.

Did I lose a couple of days of calorie deficit? Sure.

Did I enjoy myself and not enslave myself to my rigid routine? Hell yes!

Working on fitness goals, any personal goal, is a selfish endeavor. I mean that in a good way. I love myself enough to work toward being the best me I can be in mind, body and spirit. I will find happiness only by being happy with myself, not based on how I look, but on how I feel about my journey and knowing I’m trying my best to accomplish my goals.

Long story short: You can live life, enjoy life and still focus on your goals!

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