VACATION IS MY WORST NIGHTMARE…

This morning at 5 am I left for Panama City Beach., Florida!…

Where I will be meeting my family who are all driving down from Kentucky to meet us for a little family vacation…

Our family has been vacationing to PCB since before I can remember,

It almost feels like a second home because we spent so many summers there.

However, we haven’t been in almost 10 years!

So I am soooooo excited to go to all of my favorite places again…

But this is where the problem lies…

I havnen’t been back to PCB since changing my habits & losing the weight…

The last time I was there, I was still pigging out at all of the buffets and eating Dippin’ Dots every night…

The hardest thing about vacationing is telling yourself you deserve everything…

All the ice creams

All the pizza

All the chips

All the candies

All the fruity drinks

And that’s what Im used to doing when I’m here…

Seriously, all of my favorite places to eat are in PCB…

But there is something I’ve learned since the last time I was here;

We place the cause of our positive emotional experience on the food, instead of the the ACTUAL experience.

I used to think all of the happiness that I got out of vacationing was from the food, the drinks, the snacks, the desserts…

But then I realized, that its NOT the food that makes you feel this way

It’s the TIME you spend with your family while having a meal together that gives you this feeling…

It makes us believe that its the food, but its only our feelings being attached to the WRONG cause.

I’ve learned to separate the two…

That’s how I can go out to dinner with family, order a chicken salad, and have JUST as good of a time as ordering the buffet…

Because NOW I know that the FOOD isn’t what makes me happy…

It’s the people.

So, I’m not afraid…

I’m ready to tackle this challenge head on…

And Yes, I’m going to have my Free Meal one night & it’ll probably be Dippin’ Dots lol

But I’m not going to fall into the bad habits that I once paraded around PCB as a talent…

I Encourage you, the next time you’re out with friends and family –

Order a healthy meal and disassociate the positive emotional experience away from the food and BACK to where it belongs …

Bon Voyage

BECOME A LADYBOSS!

With LOVE,

Kaelin Tuell Poulin

…Remember, always be spreading Sparkle…