Thanks to everyone for your Door County comments this week. As I’m sure you can see, we had the best trip and I was excited to share our adventures (and food) with you! Sadly, I didn’t take my camera with us kayaking, but but the color of the lake along Cave Point was absolutely stunning. One of my goals was to keep my ‘Zen’ DC feeling throughout my short week back at work. Between talking about it non-stop (my coworkers also love it up there, so we all share stories) and posting these awesome pictures, that was easy. And because I am borderline obsessed with the place, my MOM and I are heading back up to the Fish Creek sidewalk sales next month. Kind of crazy I know, but we’ve never been in the fall and who can resist a sale : )
Actually, my mom and I decided that we wanted to do an active, yet relaxing little get away for my birthday this year, and I convinced her that we should pack up our bikes and gym shoes, check out the yoga studios, and eat our way through Door County. She was immediately on board! Personally, I think a weekend away with my MOM is the perfect birthday celebration. The BOY will be deep into his law school studies (class begins Monday), and I will be right in the heart of my busy fall schedule and almost done with the class you’ve heard about non-stop that has taken over my life this past year. It seems like a great time to head back up north to unwind!
Door County 2012 Posts
A Rainy Arrival
Will Hike for Pizza
Back here in the REAL world, the BOY and I are appreciating a quiet weekend. We spent yesterday in Geneva, which is actually a lot like Door County and today, I have nothing official on my agenda, but a fun To Do list that involves yoga, the farmer’s market, and some gift cards. Life has been at an all time high in terms of busy this summer. And although it has been tons of fun, my stress levels have been through the roof. I’m not exactly sure why because it has been an incredible summer spent with family and friends, but I have a few theories in mind. The bottom line is that I have not done a good job this summer (or actually this entire year as I think about on it) of managing my stress and balancing my life. This has impacted my eating, body, weight, energy levels, sleep etc. and the scale has only reinforced what my mind and body have been telling me. It is time to make a change!
Although we are over halfway through the year, my plan is to dedicate the last 4 1/2 months to the healthy habits that work for me and I enjoy, but seem to have misplaced since January 2012. These are the habits and decisions that result in clear skin and tons of energy, a positive body image and pants that fit comfortable, even when I’m sitting down. I’m not exactly sure when and where I lost them along the way, but I thought a little reminder would help get me started along this new path I’m choosing to take.
1. Decrease Stress
3. Eat Real Foods
4. Find a Race
5. Strength Train
6. Avoid Fake and Processed Foods (including sugar substitutes)
7. Create ME Time
8. Read and Write
9. Spend Time with Friends and Family
10. Wine Less, Laugh More
Although I could give an explanation for each habit, I don’t think that it is necessary. One of the most important things on the list, that should probably be number 1, is SLEEP. When I get a quality night’s sleep, a healthy and happy day follow. It is a good place to start and luckily, this weekend has been all about early bed times and no alarm clocks. One of the hardest things for me when it comes to making changes, is I expect to see immediate results, and we all know that this is not the case. I already appreciate and am looking forward to the support of the blogging community during my journey back to Healthy Habits.
How do you go about making changes in your life?
What are the Healthy Habits that work for you?
I am taking my broken toe and positive attitude off to a yoga class.
So I will end my post with the wise words of my Mother… ‘AND ON WE GO!’