I've been wrestling all week with how this weekend is going to go. It's a drinking and eating kind of weekend. On the one hand, I know it, I've planned for it, and if I'm following the 80/20 rule, this definitely falls into the 20% cheat-day splurge category. The problem is that it's so easy to go overboard. Have a few too many wobbly pops (mmmm... beer), not enough water, and all of a sudden the kid-friendly camp food buffet becomes an eating orgy. Does it need to be all or nothing?
I'm not going up there with the intention of putting myself into a bad situation, trying to deprive myself and then going overboard out of rebellion. I know I'm going to indulge. Giving myself permission should actually help to keep things in check. This is a guilt-free weekend of fun. And (not "but" - "and"), I'm also taking some fruit and veggies and healthier snacks with me. I'm only taking what I think is reasonable to consume, not letting my eyes be bigger than my stomach when I shop at the LCBO. My running shoes are packed, so while I may not be doing any intense workouts, I can still go for a walk or a canoe paddle ... weather permitting. (Please don't rain, please don't rain, please don't rain).
My main goal this year is to try and find balance. And, with balance, some peace. This weekend is a good test of how badly I want that goal. Stay active. Stay hydrated. Make the best choices from what's on the buffet each meal. And have fun with amazing friends in one of the most special places I can imagine.
Sounds pretty good to me.
How will you spend the long weekend? Do events like this, or vacation times, give you an out for indulging?