While our health and fitness is important, it cannot come before other things in life. You have to find a balance in life in order to enjoy all of life. There was a time I would have planned this week out. I would have stressed about the holiday treats at the various family parties. I would have worried about getting in my workouts, not because I enjoyed the mental break or the feeling it gave me but because it stressed me out to miss workouts. Life is different now, and with that difference I find that I smile a whole lot more.
I still may dread going to those family parties, but it has nothing to do with the food that will be there. Instead it is simply because I would rather be home with my wonderful husband and crazy kids enjoying time together.
I may really try to figure out a way to sneak in a run, but it has nothing to do with a necessity to burn calories. Instead I will sneak in my runs in order to keep sanity within my mind and enjoy the feeling of my legs propelling me through life.
I may seemed frazzled at times this week but I also know that I will have a smile in my heart the whole time. I encourage all of you to find that own balance in your life. Find the balance that will bring peace to your soul and a smile to your heart.