Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Good, Bad and Ugly

I love summer and I find it both challenging and easy to stay on track of healthy eating and exercise.  Not sure what I mean?  Let me explain.

During the summer, my family is outside more.  We take evening walks, play badminton in the backyard and sometimes we just sit around and sweat in the heat.  We also eat lots of in-season fruits and veggies which we seem to love in the summer.  We also eat smaller meals and lighter meals because who wants a heavy dinner sitting in their stomach?

On the other hand, there are more picnics and with picnics come bad food choices; hello macaroni salad, brownies, coleslaw, cakes...  You get the picture.  I could literally eat ice cream every night.  Plus I don't always feels like cooking so we turn to eating out and I have a hard time staying on track when we're eating out.  It's an area of constant work.

I missed the gym for the past two weeks and started again tomorrow.  We have a new Body Pump teacher and yesterday she did an awesome job, so I'm excited about the classes.  Zumba is now Zumba Toning which also excites me.

I started this year hoping to lose 3 pounds per month.  I've slid a bit and stagnated a bit, so I've got some catching up to do.  So, here is to hoping the summer is filled with more watermelon than cookie dough ice cream, more veggie kabobs than convenient fast food and more exercise than sitting in air conditioning.

What are your summer goals?


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