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Healthy living is a moving target

There seems to be no end to the challenges – and even setbacks – that come up along the way as we strive to live a healthy lifestyle.

For two weeks I’ve been living out of a suitcase as we travelled to Spokane and then to the east coast. We finally arrived back home to a rather unpleasant surprise: the guys who were refinishing our hardwood floors while we were gone ran into a complication, and the floors weren’t done as expected. That meant that instead of settling back in at home we trudged off to an “extended stay” hotel for several more nights.

travel-workouts
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The traveling and interrupted routines took a toll on my normal healthy habits and I experienced a little backsliding. If you’ve ever suffered a relapse (is there anyone who hasn’t?) read about how I handled mine. The good news is that I’m back on track and ready to hit to the reset button.

Practice - Arrows Hit in Red Target.My relapse was a good reminder that not only is there no “perfect” formula for healthy living; it’s actually a moving target.

Are you ready for a little target practice??? Me too!

Have a happy, healthy week!

– Marilyn


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From the Archives: The path to self-forgiveness

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