So I want to apologize for being MIA for the past few weeks…..well months really. I have been super busy and I am not sure where to begin.
The first week of May the hubby and I had our first vacation away in about 6 years. We went on an 8 day cruise to the Bahamas aboard the Carnival Pride out of Baltimore. Let me just tell you it was so relaxing and way over due. We met some amazing people on board and really allowed ourselves to let go and let’s be honest….when you are on board a ship that has endless amounts options for food….you really let go and we all know that when you are on vacation, diets do not exist!! I of course let my self indulge a little too much and ended up gaining about 5 lbs. I felt very defeated….I knew I was going to gain weight but I didn’t know it would be a whole 5 lbs. That started it all….a few weeks went by and I realized that I was back to eating the same way I use too. Lots of sugar, fat and the “convenient” processed foods. I knew I had to get back on track but I totally lacked the motivation to “reignite” that torch. Before I knew it June was here! My best friend in the entire world was getting married on June 13th so I knew I had to get back on track before the wedding…I didn’t want to feel miserable in my bridesmaid dress. I immediately cleaned out my refrigerator and cabinets of the temptations that lurked in every corner and refilled it with healthier options. I was determined to put the past in the past and move forward. I took my measurements and my before pictures because I would rather tracking my inches lost and how my clothes are fitting than the stupid scale. So I hit the workouts hard for the two weeks prior to the wedding and I felt pretty pleased with myself. When I had my bridesmaid dress altered in April it was fitting a bit snug and when I put it on before the rehearsal, it fit a lot better and I could breathe easy. That was the confidence boost I needed!
So the moral of the store is if you get knocked down…..you just have to get right back up, dust yourself off and start fresh. Everyone has their bad days and your are absolutely allowed to have them…espically during a vacation! Keep pushing everyone……if I can do this then so can you!