Yesterday was so much fun! After Lisa got back from the grocery store, I went to have my hair cut. I always love getting my hair cut because the whole gang at the salon is always so much fun to hang out with. I’ve been getting my hair cut by the same person for many years, and she and the rest of the people up there are like a huge family.
After the haircut Lisa and I went to Costco. Normally I eat a meal just before I leave for Costco, and I always rush to get to the store, get the shopping done get back, and then get the groceries put away so I can eat my next meal on time. A couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to relax and stop trying to be “perfect” with my diet all the time, and I meant it. So yesterday we took our time, and wandered around the store looking at all kinds of stuff. The whole experience was so much more enjoyable than it normally is. After we got home we put away the groceries and then I took Lisa out for a nice lunch at Garibaldi. After lunch, we drove downtown to look at the arts festival. When we got home later that afternoon we played with the dogs and watched a movie.
I’ve been enjoying my weekends so much more lately, and it’s because I’ve made the choice to balance my healthy lifestyle with the freedom to deviate from it now and then. I’m still eating on-time and healthy 95% of the time, I still workout 11 times every week, and I’m still going to set (and reach) my goals. In fact, it’s much easier to work my butt off all week long knowing that on the weekends I can relax and enjoy the fruits of my hard work.
OK, cardio time. Have a great day!