It is Mamavation Monday time again!Last week was another week of travel for me including the worst night possible … alone in freezing cold Logan Airport in Boston. I sat there reading most of the night. I walked for awhile but my carry-on personal item was a book bag and that sucker easily weighed 30 lbs. It was a work out lugging that around but it was worth it when I got stuck there for sure. While I sat there thinking about if I would get back my Earth Footwear shoes and pillow that were packed in my luggage that went to Philly without me, I thought about other stuff too. I had been eating fairly well but I wasn’t on a vegan or even vegetarian routine at that point either.
While my vegan and vegetarian eating of late has really opened my eyes to the yummy foods in those areas, I am not ready to commit to either of those eating lifestyles right now. If I watch what I eat and mainly monitor my snacks then I do good most of the time. Now those pieces of chocolate cake will always and forever tempt me but I accept that and am now happy with a small piece of that slice of heaven.
Where the heck is all of this going? It is going to the point where I realized that what I am doing is broken. I have adjusted my plans, my eating, my workouts, several times this year already. As a result I am down several clothing sizes but my weight is not changing. My plan is broken.
So yesterday I sat down and thought about what I really loved when I was in the groove of losing weight after college. The huge difference is that I have a family and then I was single. I also had more time and I controlled what I ate (i.e., I ate boring Beth-cooked meals.) I worked out on a schedule though. One of my main work outs was the balance ball. I loved it. So yesterday I ordered three new balance ball workout DVDs! I am hoping that I can find a new routine that works with these because I honestly think that is what I need more than anything else and my plan up until now has been a fit it in plan.
I don’t know where this will take me but I am hoping for good things and that in the coming weeks I will have a better defined plan. I’ll keep you updated!
Until then, if you have any healthy dinner … meat, vegetarian, vegan, whatever recipes, let me know. I am trying to meal plan for the end of this week and next week!