Getting back to healthy lifestyle feels good

Last Monday I put myself back on plan.

Back to my healthy lifestyle of regular exercise, eating better and tracking food/exercise.

And I have to say I feel so much better maintaining a healthy lifestyle than that month that I just went nuts. I felt tired and just crappy.

I still feel tired and crappy, but in a different way. Does that make any sense?

Last week was probably one of the toughest weeks to start back on the healthy plan AND try to lose weight.

Even though I have had many challenges this past week: two lunches out; dinner out; drinks one night, which turned into a light dinner; home cooked meal by an amazing friend; cruddy and busy week at work I still managed to get my regular exercise in and keep my calories in check.

AND the best part was I lost weight. I am back on track to get to my goal weight again.

As I have said before: If you have the tools and knowledge and you want to lose weight you will. If you don’t want to lose weight you won’t. I know it doesn’t seem that simple at times but really it is.

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Vegas, here we come

Curt and I head to Vegas tomorrow night. This will be our third annual Vegas trip for the opening of the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, which starts Thursday morning.

Our good friends Jen and Dave will meet us on Friday.

Last year Jen and I discussed doing our best to get some exercise in. Jen did some research and a Google search on “best place to exercise in vegas.”

The first hit she got was How to Avoid Exercise in Vegas.

I Google searched the same term this year and my fourth hit was the link How to Avoid Exercise in Vegas.

I have no problem avoiding exercise in Vegas with the drinking, basketball watching, pool lounging, eating, gambling and fun. I am hoping our hotel room at MGM Grand comes with gym access, because that gym is super expensive.

I had access last year and Jen and I put it to good use. It’s funny, Jen and I would meet in the morning and exercise and the guys would meet and scope out a bar or a good place to place bets. The girls, of course, met up with The Husbands later on. We like our beer and basketball, too.

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