If you’ve been following along with me this month, you’ve probably picked up on the theme of this post already. There are good days and bad days. Even more granular … there are good meals and bad meals. What I’m learning about myself is that I can’t get too down because of the lows, and I shouldn’t be too excited about the highs. Yes – I will make bad decisions and have days that are less successful, but I can’t let that get me down. That hit me hard two days ago. On the other hand, I can’t feel as though I’ve won or hit the target because of one good day or meal.

And it goes a little deeper than that too. Is health and wellness a goal with a clear finish line? I posit that it’s not. There is no moment when you can say, “I reached my goals. I have achieved fitness and health and can now live freely.” This is more of a lifelong marathon. There is no time at which I can feel that I’m done – “check this one off the list.” Rather, the finish line is getting to a point when I fully understand my own limitations and make the best decisions for my health more often than I don’t. THAT, to me, is the finish line. And I have a long way to go!

And that brings us to today. Yesterday was a pretty successful Monday. I need to back it up with another good day. How did I do?

  • Breakfast. It wouldn’t be me if it weren’t my Fiber One bar.
  • Lunch. I made a salad with chicken made in the AirFryer, romaine (that is hopefully clear from any contaminants), celery, zucchini, too much shredded cheddar, and some lite Italian dressing. Doing well so far.
  • Dinner.

And the Beer of Choice?

I was super excited to see a beer from Pretoria Fields in Albany, GA (pronounced All-benny.) My mom’s side of the family is from just south of Albany (shout out to Quincy, Fl and Attapulgus, GA!) and my wife was raised a few miles north of Albany (All-benny) … hello, Leesburg, GA!
Albany recently added a brewery downtown – I’ve been there and can verify that it’s a great and beautiful place to grab a pint. Beer is quite solid as well. So, again, very happy to see that their Walkers Station stout was on tap right down the road from my house. Score! It’s a smooth, not-too-heavy stout with a nice roasted flavor, swimming with chocolate and a little bit of coffee. And so I had two of them. ‘Cause, you know.
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