One of my sweet friends is curious about how I find balance now. How do I get to eat fabulous treats and still stay on track?
In all honesty, I'm still trying to figure that part out.
One Zumba days, I am much more relaxed in my eating. I know that I can pretty much burn off a higher calorie meal on Mondays and Thursdays. When I do splurge, I normally end up feeling like crap anyways and it totally wasn't worth it.
I weigh daily. Some people think that's obsessive, but it's how I maintain right now. I will allow myself to gain up to 3 to 4 pounds before I buckle back down. My weight fluctuates all the time. I accept that and just go with it now.
I think my weight loss motivation comes and goes in cycles. One week I may choose to really buckle down to meet a goal. Other weeks, I may choose to let loose and not worry about things. As long as I don't stay in one mode or the other, I find the right balance.
I just keep a closer watch on my weight numbers and adjust accordingly. I think for maintenance, it's just easier to weigh often to keep yourself on track.