A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
Isn’t that the most awful sentence.
I loathe it.
I remember once a very beautiful (and slim) woman quoting that to me as I was about to bite into a delicious cream laden pastry.
I decided I didn’t really like her all that much… and that the calories were much better company.
Of course, she was annoying but also… she was right.
As I continue to follow a healthy eating and exercise routine I am reminded of this. It’s true… thinking before taking the plunge is a clever idea.
My routine has taken a few side steps as I have travelled all over this month. I wanted to stick to my plan… and for the most part I have.
I decided to be kinder to myself… allow myself a few breaks, without completely going overboard.
My bagful of good intentions needed a large scoop of moderation.
It’s so easy when moving about to loose focus… body clocks are shattered, routines are non existent and temptation is only a few steps towards the buffet.
What I found helpful was to allow myself those treats that I can’t find at home.
I decided that maintenance was my goal on my voyages… not further weight loss.
Planes, trains and automobiles are not conducive to healthy options… they are better than they once were… but not brilliant.
What I did remain vigilant about were sugar and carbohydrate.
I didn’t always win but my mindset was better than it had been previously.
I’m trying to change my lifestyle not live my life dieting… I believe there is an enormous difference.
This way of thinking, the benefits and the results… take time and it is important to allow the time for the work to take effect.
I am still two hens down.
I would like to tell you that there are a trio of chickens clucking around out there somewhere… but for the moment I am patient.
It will happen because my resolve is firmer than ever.
On my travels I stocked up on exercise gear ( goes with the new mind set)… the US gets it totally right.
Comfort, style and well priced… I don’t know why we don’t have better choices in Europe.
How life has changed… that I could come home with a suitcase full of teeshirts and leggings…
Tell me… How’s your program… are the “hens” vanishing?
In The Suitcase
of all the choices these were my picks