Monthly Archives: January 2019

Holiday recovery…


So, this week has been my week to try to get back on track. I still have a goal to lose 25 more pounds, but beyond that, I need balance back in my life.

From October (birthday month) through New Year’s Day, my life was ordered around celebrating ( 4 family birthdays, a wedding, a college homecoming, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year). Plus, I was seriously sick for about 4 weeks and juggling 3 part-time jobs and a few speaking opportunities. It’s no wonder I’m now finding it challenging to ease back into a normal routine.

My goal is to eat low carb, yet there’s always that crazy pull towards comfort foods that takes me over in the cold months. All I can do is take one step at a time, so I am counting this week successful in spite of the carbs Ive had. I did manage to stay away from pop all week, to eat more fruits and veggies and to eat less, overall, than I was during Christmastime.

Therefore, I’ll keep moving forward. This week, I’m stepping back away from chocolate, including the hot liquid kind. I’m also going to get more physical activity back into my life this week.

That’s it for the physical area of my life, but when I’m seeking balance, I look at five more areas: social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and vocational. When these five areas are unbalanced, then that’s when my physical area is completely neglected and out of control. So, my other goal for the week ahead is to make the adjustments needed in the other five areas to get back the stability, to bring order to the chaos brought about from 3 months of “special ” events.

What about you? How are you doing with your recovery from the holidays?