Sometimes you just need a break

I had every intention of going to the gym tonight. I packed my gym bag last night.

My gym buddy texted me today telling me that she wouldn’t be joining me for class tonight. I still planned on going on my own. I was going to run an errand before class started.

But once I got on the shuttle I realized how tired I was. I haven’t been sleeping very well this week. And last night was the worst.

I even napped a little on the shuttle ride.

(It’s funny. I just saw a commercial for MidNite, a sleep aid. The website states the tablet is non habit-forming dietary supplement made from a complex of natural sleep ingredients, including the same substance your body makes as part of your natural sleep cycle. I plan to do more research on this later.)

Once we got back to our cars I realized it was best if I just came home. I normally exercise every day. So taking an occasional day off is fine. I came home and cleaned the house as we have a house guest coming tomorrow. (Yippee! I’m excited about my friend Jen visiting.) If I would have gone … Continue reading

To stay on plan or to not stay on plan?

My mom comes into town tomorrow night. Curt is heading to Missouri for a high school reunion. So I invited my mom out here for a girls’ weekend.

I haven’t decided yet whether the time she is here I will be counting points and tracking my food.

I am gonna just go with the flow.

But seriously, with all the booze I bought in anticipation of my mom’s visit …

If I decide to not track and indulge I will. And I won’t feel guilty.

I can give myself permission to “slack off” because I know on Monday I will be back on plan.

This long weekend will be full of shopping, mani/pedis, brunches, lunches, lounging on the couch watching Lifetime and SVU, chatting, a yoga class or two, dinners, drinks, movies.

I can’t wait to hang out with my mom, my friend.

It’s OK to splurge once in a while. But it just can’t be done all the time. Picking and choosing events or times will help you keep things under control.

Next month Curt and I are heading to Mexico City. When I am on vacation I am not on plan. A big part of travel for me … Continue reading