What does that mean for you? Does it mean BALLGAMES? MEMORIAL DAY? WEDDINGS?
REUNIONS? GARDENING? THE SWIMMING POOL? BBQs? ROAD TRIPS and VACATIONS? Now is
the time to PLAN AHEAD for the upcoming summer season.
the summer and make it last with healthy eating and wise choices while we focus
on fun, not food.
you are like me, you have a list of summer chores to do. I am excited to get
going on several projects, but when I think of ALL the chores and projects I
need to do, I get discouraged and want to procrastinate. There are also fun
things I want to do this summer, so I shall look at those as rewards for doing
what's necessary. I can work on tasks one day at a time, chunk them down, and
reward myself (not with food) when each job gets done. I have some resting to
do as well because that's all part of the summer routine...to refresh myself
mentally and spiritually. Summer offers many opportunities to move more. Think of your
tasks as extra activity.
Where does watching what we eat fit with these busy months called summer?
1.Set a goal for our weight by October.
2.Break that into bite-size stops along the way.(Pun intended).
3.Reward ourselves with NON-FOOD rewards for our
4.Move more and eat more summer produce.
Don’t use summer as an excuse to
overeat. Don’t get the “vacation mentality.” Breaking your routine in work or
school schedules doesn’t require a break from relying on God to lead us to
healthy lifestyle choices. Wellness living enhances vacations and BBQs.
Summer is NOT the time to let our food-watching slide
have the BEST summer ever...healthier...fitter...and journeying to our goals.
Proclaim this the summer of God and me defeating this “vacation mentality” for