Tuesday, 16 April 2013

#WIAW - The Weekend Celebration Trap

This happens every year around this time. The weekends slowly start to get booked up with Fun Stuff and Celebrations. Its Easter. Then its the hubby's birthday. Then we have an Engagement Party. Then there's another birthday. Then its my Dad's birthday. Then its a Race weekend. Then its the long weekend again... You can see how this goes... And it goes like this until September.
Pint of Cider

BBQ's. Wine. Dessert. Parties. Long Weekends. All of this celebrating is fantastic. It means I have an extra excuses to spend time with all of the people that I love. It also means that there is a ton of yummy food kicking around. And this is where Krysten's will power promptly flies out the window. (**especially if you place me next to a bowl of chips**)

I have been working really hard to clean up my diet for race season. And I have noticed a big difference in my energy levels, my recovery time, and the way my body has been performing. My hard work has been paying off. I have been tracking my EATS, prepping lots of healthy whole foods, and fueling my body well. There is definitely something to be said about this whole Clean Eating thing.

But then these weekends start to roll around. I am a sucker for good food and a celebration - so I enjoy. This weekend being a huge red flag for me. I had some drinks to celebrate birthdays, and then there was cake, and candy, and chips...And I didn't plan ahead. I was hungry and happy to eat it. It was delicious, but needless to say my tummy was not that happy when all was said and done.

I think celebrations are a MUST. Girl needs a glass of wine every once and a while. And a cookie is just good for the soul. But when these celebratory weekends start to line-up like this - treats aren't treats anymore - they start to become a diet staple. And all that sugary-goodness isn't exactly the best training fuel.

So as I start to get serious about my training season and face all of these fabulous summer celebrations I want to continue to put HEALTH first. I want the food I eat to help heal, fuel, and nourish my body. With a few treats in there to nourish my soul. It is all about balance!

I wanna cross that finish line Healthy and Triumphant!
Let's Do This!

PS I have a special What I Ate Wednesday GIVEAWAY on Instagram! Find the picture below on my Instagram Account give it some love and tell me how you would use these LUNA Bar minis to fuel! A winner will be chosen randomly on Friday!

(***please make sure you comment on the INSTAGRAM photo. That is where the entries will be collected***)

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