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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Summer Eating

SUMMERTIME! 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.

 NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

Savor the summer and make it last with healthy eating and wise choices while we focus on fun, not food.


If 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 day-by-day accomplishments.

4.      Move more and eat more summer produce.

5.      Have fun.

6.      Enjoy summer.

 
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

 
Let's 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 good.

 

Pray for help….

Choose life….

Rejoice!

 
Ready….

Set….

Swim!

Or walk, or jog, or bike, or climb a mountain….