Now if I occasionally indulge, this is not usually an issue with me, because I swim, bike, and run so much, this can usually counteract my obsession with all things edible. Unfortunately, I have been nursing a little hip injury that has kept me from getting out and doing my typical miles. I can usually swim when I can't run, but this particular injury makes swimming off limits as well. A couple weeks ago I hardly did anything beyond walking at amusement parks for an entire week. Being laid up for even this small amount of time means that I needed to be very careful with what I ate until I could get back to my old routine. The problem was that we had company non-stop for about four weeks, which means that we have eaten out more times than I can count--restaurant food means less control over the extra fat, salt, and calories that I can control at home.
The funny thing is that since summer started I have been having difficulty controlling my eating, and I almost can't wait to get back to work in mid-August so I can get back to a regular routine and healthy eating. Back to eating my three healthy main meals and small snacks, back to my consistent early morning training, and back to eating at home or packing my balanced lunches and snacks to go with me. I love food more than any person should, but I hope that I can continue to find a balance between the food I love and the new more improved body I refuse to part with. I love food, no, really, but I love me and my new healthier lifestyle more than any decadent treat, and that should keep me on my continued path to the most flabulous me ever!