How a diva handles a week full of parties and still maintains her diet.
This is the end of the third week of a new life of healthy eating and lots of exercise.
This was a week of Part-tays.
Sunday my neighbor invited me to celebrate her newly renovated backyard then on Tuesday my sister came from nevada threw a party made mad tacos and wine for us. Wednesday was a birthday party of a former fine cuisine restaurant owner. She cooked the most amazing food. Wow!
Saturday was an impromptu girl’s night as one of my friends recently broke up with her boyfriend and we chose wine and salad for dinner but more wine than salad
Then this Sunday was a birthday party. I made a cake and tested the icing and batter then there was the Italian restaurant AFTER the cake.
How did I handle this?
Well I wasn’t a perfect dieter. I didn’t arrive with my own bag of chopped carrots and brocolli. I didn’t do punishing rounds of cardio to work off the sins of partiness.
I had normal to small sized helpings of all that was offered. I didn’t attack and gorge on the carmelized and cheese laden offerings because I hadn’t deprived my body of anything that would warrant a full on overeating jubilee.
I enjoyed myself knowing that for the rest of my life I can experience the foods of celebration without becoming a giant whale-sized mammal.
I found getting to the gym and classes challenging because of schedule conflicts. I even went to the gym on Saturday only to find droves of members leaving the parking lot because there was a power outage and the gym was closed. I managed to get in several long walks, a hike and one intense gym workout.
So when we look at the calendar for this week we see it’s a bit more sparse. There are two monster stickers which represent major cheating days.
A lot of calories were coming at me. Finding time and energy for the gym and classes was challenging. I made the week work for me in a style I would describe as flowing ease.
The final sticker for this week is A for attitude.
I have found a new strength and a new way to show up when the going starts to party.
Let’s do some photos.
As I said earlier this week was challenging in a fun way. I didn’t contort myself to overcome the challenges. I just relied on moderation and didn’t eat extremely lots and I didn’t eat extremely little when faced with food that was out of my control.
Let’s have a look at the scale.
Wow! I lost one pound. That’s amazing. I really think that staying on track with alternate forms of exercise and playing it cool at the buffets worked. It was so easy and natural.