Off the grid and off the routine – Getting Back

Moving is never easy, especially when it is wedged between an upcoming work trip and just getting back from a vacation.  We bought a “vacation” home that is about 1 hour from our current home (specifically so we could get our  and my mother in law’s stored furniture  and other “treasures” out of  (yes) 5 storage units; where they have been housed for several years). Having storage units does not enhance ones finances (unless you are the owner of such units) – or in financial terms, a lost leader.Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 7.06.28 AM

 

This background is just the prelude to talk about getting back on track.  During the move, the good news is that we were very busy, up and down stairs, walking, bending, and lifting – not quite the gym, but those calf muscles were certainly screaming.  All semblance of routine was out the door for four days.  The dog didn’t get walked (she did have a yard to wander, so there were no messes in the house), our exercise routines were non-existent (no running, no gym – just unpacking boxes and moving furniture), and our diet was fraught with fast food – hamburgers, pizza and spaghetti.. Yikes what had happened to us?

Hit the Reset Button!  In preparation for the business trip, last minute projects, trying to stuff a week worth of business clothes in a carry on bag and getting out to walk the dog.  It took and is taking a few baby steps at a time.  Instead of keeping up with the bad food consumption, the salads, veggies and fish came back.  The dog got her walks and my husband returned to his morning gym routine.  I, on the other hand have a day of flying the continent before I can put on my running shoes and hit the gym.

The goal is to reset – or as I love to quote from the Zone Diet – “you are only one meal away from the zone”.  So instead of continuing the slippery slide down into debauchery and bad habits.  Pause, reflect and get back on track.

Apologies for the gap in blog postings, but we are just one post away from being back on track and focusing on exercise. Enjoy the day!

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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