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A Birthday Pass

So, I planned on writing another “serious” and informative segment for the latest installment on LauraLovesFitness, but it isn’t going to turn out that way. Instead, after enjoying a celebratory evening to honor my mom’s birthday, I’m reminded why one of my favorite expressions of all time remains “life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My work schedule and my mom’s birthday celebration plans left no room for a workout today.  At dinner, I ended up having more wine than usual, and I even had a chocolate molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert after polishing off some amazing pappardelle for my main course.  I’m reminded that on special occasions, it’s okay to enjoy yourself and step outside your “normal” zone.

I enjoyed a wonderful evening of wine and conversation with my family – which included my aunt and uncle who are visiting from Italy.  I’ll get back on track tomorrow by eating my normal fare of fruits, veggies and whole grains and getting to the gym after work.  For tonight, it was nice to live in the moment and unwind after work…and for what better reason than to celebrate the most fabulous female I know – my mom.

So, I leave you with this: it’s okay to fall off the fitness wagon once in awhile. Life throws us curve balls sometimes. Whether you’re out celebrating something wonderful or dealing with something not-so-great, remember that tomorrow is another day…and another chance to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!

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