A Midsummer Afternoon's Blog Post

This summer has been surprisingly busy. I’ve been spending a lot of time writing a lot of different things. I am currently in Camp NaNoWriMo, editing my novel and putting another project together that I’m planning to announce at the end of the month.

I also made an attempt to pay more attention to what I eat and how often I exercise. And while making an effort to improve my health and fitness is all well and good, I learned that there’s a difference between being more aware of what I eat and counting calories obsessively.

I ultimately hope to lose a few pounds to get myself to a healthier weight, but I’m not gonna make it my end-all, be-all because it’s too stressful. I wish people were more flexible in health and fitness because a lot of programs assume that the person in mind has some kind of 9-5 job that can allow a routine workout. Life is a little more unpredictable than that.

Being healthy and losing weight to me comes down to moderation and adaptability. I found that although I didn’t take walks everyday last week, I had exercise throughout my volunteer work at a week-long day camp. Being on your feet chasing after kids can be a heck of a workout, after all. I also paid more attention to portion sizes and how often I eat certain things. Variety can be the spice of life when it comes to diets.

After all, what’s summer without indulging in a cold fruit slushie with tapioca?

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