I am leaving for the airport in a few hours and I am so excited! I have been so bored since grandma left and finally last night I went out with a friend and now I am leaving soon. Now that I look back on it, time has flown by! It is just an amazing feeling to know that in the morning I will be in Germany awaiting new adventures! Here are a few goodies that I packed for my trip. It is always nice to know that I have some bars 🙂 I don’t really like to bring a lot of food with me on my long trips because really, what’s the point? I want to experience their culture not my own but I like to bring nutrition bars in case of an emergency or something like that.
My game plan for my month abroad in Europe is to just trust myself. I know enough about nutritiously dense food and portion sizes that I should be able to do that. I want to experience the culture and the food without my jeans feeling tight when I get back home. My goals are to:
1. Not be overly restrictive because I am scared of gaining weight when I am on my trip.
2. Try all of the new foods without guilt.
3. Eat normally (for me) 90% of the time, and the rest can be room for indulgences.
4. As far as exercise goes- walking, walking, walking! That’s the nice part about living in Europe, you can walk everywhere.. it is so lovely! And I brought Jillian’s Shred along for the ride too.
Anyway, I have no doubt that I will be fine. In Europe, you walk everywhere and the portions are smaller. In previous European trips my jeans have felt looser afterward because of all the walking so I don’t know why I am worrying about it. It seems like in situations like these, those nasty little thoughts of… “Haleigh, you need to restrict since you are going on such a long trip” just keep coming at me. I try to ignore them but sometimes it is hard not to. I want to come clean though. I want this blog to be about honesty. I am not perfect but I am trying. I probably have overly restricted myself this week but that is okay because I realized that it is not worth it and I should just trust myself so that is what I am trying to do now. This blog really has helped me in so many ways. So, I just wanted to tell you thanks!! I can’t wait to share all of my European adventures this month with you all.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM!!
I wish I could be there, I feel like I am missing out on a lot this month. My mom’s bday, my aunt’s bday, my little brother’s bday, mother’s day, a family wedding and my cousin’s graduation! Dang, I hope they will forgive me! I love you all! Have a fabulous Sunday and I will post as soon as I can from Germany. Kisses!