Sometimes Healthy Living Means Letting Go
I want to thank you again for your amazing support and wonderful comments regarding my granddaddy’s passing. I can’t convey enough how much I appreciate it!
This weekend, especially the funeral service on Saturday, was really sad but it was also incredibly nice to be with family and family friends. We also shared some wonderful memories and had good times reminiscing. I will really miss him and I still can’t believe that he is gone, but like I’ve said before, I’m just so thankful that my grandpa is no longer suffering and that he is at peace.
There were so many beautiful flower arrangements at the funeral home. I took a picture, but it didn’t get all of the flowers in it:
Again, thank you all for everything! Things will be getting back to normal around here now.
Healthy living didn’t quite happen for me this weekend. And you know what I realized as we were driving back from Illinois? That sometimes healthy living means letting go. Letting go of the routines and rules that we’ve established for ourselves. Letting go of worries that there isn’t any healthy food around. Letting go of the fear of missing several days of working out. Letting go of healthy habits and reveling in the unhealthy ones because frankly they just need to happen. Sometimes, healthy living means letting go so that we can live in the moment and do what feels best for us at that time.
This weekend we were in the middle of nowhere. Literally. The only restaurants in the town were fast food ones and I’m pretty sure that gyms didn’t exist within a 20 mile radius (at least). That first day we got there I’m not going to lie, I was sort of freaking out. And then I got over it.
Frankly, I didn’t need to be worrying about the food I was eating this weekend and whether or not I could complete a workout in my hotel room. Those were honestly the last things on my mind. All I wanted to do was properly remember my grandpa, celebrate his life, and spend time with loved ones. And that’s exactly what I did.
I craved comfort food so I ate it. I had no desire to exercise, so I didn’t. And you no what? That doesn’t make me an unhealthy person and it won’t do anything to me in the long run. I really listened to my body and my mind this weekend and I’m so glad I did because it allowed me to focus on what was truly important.
After the funeral service the church served us a huge home cooked, country-style meal. Absolutely none of it was healthy. And all of it was unbelievably tasty :). I think it’s important for us to realize that it can be okay to let go and do what we want, and eat what we want on occasion. Even if that means doing it for several days straight. It’s worthless to get caught up in guilt over indulging and not exercising. It will only make us feel bad. And frankly, what’s the point in making ourselves feel bad? There isn’t one.
So yes, this weekend I came to terms with the fact that sometimes, living a healthy life means letting go of it for a few days. If you’re like me and how I was this weekend, you’ll enjoy it while it lasts and then you won’t be able to wait to get back to those healthy habits!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! xxoo
How was your weekend?
Do you ever just let go of your healthy habits and do what feels best at that time?