Last week was a bad one for my health. I see some negative patterns reemerging and I don’t like it one bit. It isn’t a surprise. Summertime is the hardest time for me to stay on track with my health. Sunny days, patios, good friends, cottage weekends seem to bring out the worse in me (or the best some would say). I can’t help myself.
Once it hits your lips it tastes so good.
Alcohol. Beer. My weakness. It is so good on a patio or a dock on a sunny day. Problem is it is my slippery slope. I drink beer, I relax, I eat bad food. I drink more, then have dessert. The next day I feel shame, so I eat more. And on and on it goes. I try to counterbalance with exercise, but I would have to be exercising 2-3 hours a day to keep up my eating and drinking frenzy.
I need to break this vicious cycle. Being aware that I am on the path of destruction is the first step in breaking the pattern. But where do I go from here?
In the last year I have noticed that I have broken bad cycles by teaching fitness classes on a regular basis. It makes me accountable and keeps me in shape. I also sign up and train for events. This also keeps me on track. But I feel I need more. I want more. I need more reminders that my health is more important than Sticky Toffee pudding, buffalo chicken wraps and beer. As great as those things are at the present moment when I am enjoying them, they never make me feel better later. Both physically and mentally. On the other hand, exercise ALWAYS makes me feel better. The high from exercise is greater and does not leave me feeling such shame, in fact, I feel pride for my accomplishments.
More exercise. But not for me, for others. I am doing something that I have wanted to do for SO long but have been afraid to do. I am starting my own outdoor training sessions.
Fit like Me Naked Bootcamp and Athletic Training.
No equipment. Clothing optional (although recommended). I am ironing out the details but they will be available soon. Let’s start the summer out right. Break the vicious cycle.
More to come very soon.
Work hard. Play hard.