Back to the real world

So I'm back from paradise to the concrete jungle and it has not been an easy transition. I spent most of my time in Florida wondering how I could have ever left such an amazing place. Even though it would have been nearly impossible to get a job in my field there, I feel like I could have been just as happy as a waitress. I'm going to be patient and continue to work towards a goal of living there again. Even if I have to wait until I'm 50.

I'm ready to get back into my routine but we have visitors until Sunday. I'm not going to go crazy but we'll be eating out every night until then and I won't be going to the gym after work. My water aerobics friends are going to think I stayed in Florida! The funny thing is that I'm so ready to go back. I've never been excited to go back to the gym.

As I said in a previous post, we will be doing 2 solid weeks of phase 1 of South Beach starting Monday. It seems to be the only way I can get rid of cravings. When I start sneaking sugar and processed flour back in my diet it just makes me want more and more. It's a great feeling to conquer cravings but it will be a challenge at first.

With that said, I'm going to go look for some recipes and get ready to spend Sunday cooking for next week.