It is shocking to me how easy it is to gain weight. I mean, really easy. I know I don’t do all that I need to do to take care of my ever-aging body (I am not 21 anymore, this is true), but darn…it’s still a feat of exceptionalism in just how efficient my body is at retaining fat and growing their stash! Like we’re in for a famine. I’ve gained 15 pounds over the past 6 or 7 mos, and I just can’t seem to get back on track.
There’s always some kind of party, dinner, event to go to where there is the temptation of delectable vittles, as well as delectable beverages…neither really work well with a slim waste-line. But what is a lowly human to not…not indulge in said bounty? PLEASE, I say…that would be a slap in the face of the hosts, no? Maybe? You know, you should be happy when there are too many dirty dishes in the sink after a party, rather than complaining about it…it means you’re enjoying a good like (my wife told me that from a book she read, I can’t recall, and it’s always stuck with me).
Now, with working on our sites and running around with the kids, exercise seems to fall off the priorities chart most of the time. Sure, at 8PM I can do some working out, but then I won’t spend any time with Vera, so that’s always a deterrent. And, please, don’t suggest I get up early and work out. I have tried that and failed, miserably, many-a-time. My body just does not think that is the way to go. I don’t like getting up, first of all, then to start exercising…not happy says my body.
I have been moving to eat less and healthier of late, and exercising a bit more (paddle tennis, bike, treadmill), but it’s not enough to really move the needle. I’ve lost maybe pounds so far.
How do you you balance life and health?