Scout Fit: The Summer Slump

Happy Friday everyone!

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I finished my 30 day challenge at the end of May. I never ended up weighing myself; so I am not sure if I lost anything, but my clothes definitely feel better on. I had to get new swimsuits because the old ones were sagging in the bottom, and my jeans felt looser at the waist. This pic was taken for our Health House photo shoot at the end of my cleanse…I am happy with where I am at this point in my life. I feel healthy, and strong which is way more important than just being “skinny”.

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photo cred: summerhouse films 

The hardest part of the challenge (for the first few weeks) was cutting alcohol Monday-Thursday. But now that I have done it for over a month I am really trying to stick to it. Alcohol doesn’t sit all that well with me; I am a lightweight who can only have about 3 drinks. So, I find that not drinking during the week I sleep better, and I have much more energy.

It was also hard to refrain from eating things. I am an “all about balance” girl, so I don’t like to diet. It never really works for me. The more I can’t have something, the more I crave it. So, going forward I am not going to completely cut out the things I love. I am the girl who needs a scoop of peanut butter with a few chocolate chips on top!

Overall, the 30 day challenge was just a good way to get back into a healthy routine. But, now that schools out I am really feeling like I have hit a wall.  It’s during the summer months that I always gain weight! We tend to go out more, which leads to meals I wouldn’t normally eat and splurging on desserts and consuming extra calories from alcohol. And…when you are with your kids 24/7 you need something to take the edge off at night! It’s hard to not want to pour yourself a drink at 5PM 🙂

I workout less because it’s hard with my husbands schedule (who is always at Health House). I can make it maybe twice a week and then on the weekends. I am not super motivated working out on my own like running or lifting weights, but I may just have to do it so I can get in those extra days during the week.

so, for the first time in probably my entire life I am really going to focus on NOT letting myself slump during the summer. To be more conscious of what I am eating and drinking, because let’s face it diet is about 80% of the equation. I have talked a lot about finding “balance” in everything you do.  My goal is to eat really good all week long, and then allow the weekend to be my cheat days. That seems to be the best scenario for me to stay healthy and keep my sanity 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

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