It isn't easy travelling along the yellow brick road, but there is a reward at the end!
As I sat down and reviewed my nutrition for the week, the first thing that went through my head was 'thank goodness I don't have to follow an eating plan all the time'.
Now that does not mean I do not pay attention to what I eat. Six years ago, I tracked everything that went into my mouth no matter what day of the week or month of the year it was. It was not an obsession. It was necessary so I could be where I am today.
It took hard work, and dedication to get to my level of health and fitness. But I can tell you, it is now a lot easier to maintain my weight and still enjoy life, some treats, and wine!
As I mentioned before, I indulged this summer, but still maintained regular exercise of at least 5 to 6 workouts per week of weights or running. I went backwards slightly in my normal weight, but I knew it would only take a month to get everything back on track.
I never would have done this in the beginning of my journey. Because if I slipped backward even slightly, it would have pushed me closer to my heaviest weight and discouraged me. I may have even given up. So I persevered; I made sure I worked out 6 days a week and I continued to manage my diet.
Putting in the time and effort to develop a new journey of active living and balanced nutrition is definitely a difficult road to travel. But, the rewards in the end are worth it!
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