I’m writing this as I soak in a huge marble tub at a luxurious 5-star hotel.
Now this is how you celebrate turning 50. Not the messed up way I did on my actual birthday.
Of course I made peace with hitting the half-century mark. And it was at this point where my husband pounced – a long weekend getaway.
His plan: fun, guilt-free days away from chores, pets, the gym and (most importantly) the scale.
This was about celebrating my 50th by rejuvenating my soul with some pampering tossed in to the mix.
No scale! It was scary but it was exactly what I needed. So I agreed to letting any guilt go. Of course I was challenged as soon as we checked in. Awaiting me in our room – a birthday cupcake with cream and a fancy piece of dark chocolate (my fave) on top.
Yep…freakin’ fancy dark chocolate.
It seemed like a lifetime to decided if I was going to indulge or not. In reality it was more like 5 seconds. Yes, I quickly debated what to do. Then I looked up from the cupcake, saw my reflection in a mirror and noticed the huge smile on my face.
I didn’t eat the whole thing. Just a few bites. I indulged but stayed in control. After all guilt-free doesn’t mean I toss LCHF/Keto out the window. And it’s not like I do this everyday.
So we’re having a blast. No cooking, working out, cleaning, running errands or any cares for a few days.
Oh, and yes, our little excursion means I’m skipping my weekly weigh in this time around. And after an awesome massage (the ultimate pampering), any guilt over that melted away.
Sometimes you gotta’ live a little.