Friday, May 27, 2016

Re-Realizing That Moderation is Key

Today is my final weigh-in day for May! I love Friday weigh-in's so much that I've decided that I am going to stick with Friday weigh-in's throughout June.

While I didn't reach my goal of losing 10 pounds in May, I did lose 3 pounds, which is better than previous months!

May starting weight: 247 lbs. | End challenge: 244 lbs.

It's a good start and I'm ready to shed more in June!

During my Spring Break from my at-home business, I have come to re-realize something. Is that a thing? You see, I've realized this same thing a time or two before, but I have just now remembered and re-realized it.

I've been making it a point to get outside at least once each nice day. I've actually gotten into the routine during this Spring Break of going for a walk each morning with Piper. It's been so amazing for my soul! 

Piper and I get out sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. for our morning walk. We walk anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour at a time. During that time, the residential streets that we walk are quiet and still.

During our morning walks, Piper will usually eat a snack. She is quiet for just about the entire time; she enjoys her walks and I love watching her take in her surroundings. She'll often point at birds or a random field cat that we've been running into. Piper is always happy when it's time to walk. She's even been a little upset at the end of the walks because she doesn't want them to end!

It's so peaceful on our walks that it's been a great time for me to think and that's when I came to my re-realization. I've re-realized that moderation really is key. It's not only the key to losing weight, but it's the key to balance in all of life. I eat in moderation to lose weight. I sleep in moderation to get rested. I sun bath in moderation for that Vitamin D. I work in moderation to get things done. I expose myself to the outdoors in moderation to feed my soul; so on, and so on.

Moderation is key. If I were to stay in the sun too long, I would get burned. If I slept too long, I'd miss opportunities. If I eat too much, I'll never lose weight. If I stayed outside all day and night, I'd get nothing done. Balance is hard to achieve but, I'll dare to say that during this little Spring Break, I'm feeling a little closer to reaching it.

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