I’m a week
behind on my blogs because we took a family vacation to Washington State for a
week. I weighed in one day earlier than my normal Tuesday weigh in and lost 2.4
pounds of the 2.6 pounds I’d gained in the previous two weeks. Almost back to
where I should be.
was amazing! Our first two nights were spent in Bellingham where my good
friend, René, lives. The first night there she took us on a little 3-ish mile
walk along the bay. What a beautiful view of green trees, water and mountains.
The next day René’s goal was to take us on a “Best of Bellingham” tour. We
started out at a little café for breakfast. I was very mindful in what I
ordered…getting the basil tomato poached eggs on an English muffin and subbing
fruit for hash browns. Delicious start to a day of LOTS of hiking! If you’ve
never been to Bellingham, put it on your Bucket List. It’s so gorgeous there!
time in Bellingham, we drove south and spent the next 5 nights in Everett. My
husband’s brother lives there and was having a celebration for his little
grocery store that he’s had in the front half of his house for the past 25
years. Aside from the grocery store celebration, many family members traveled
there too, so it was also like a 5-day family reunion. And we all know what
there is at family reunions…LOTS of food and drinks! Long story short…I was very
mindful of all of my food decisions and ended my vacation losing 0.8 pounds! I
just kept telling myself, “I cannot relax my rules”.
WOD (Workout of the Day)
stayed in Everett, our hotel had a fitness room. I got up and worked out 3 of
the 5 mornings we were there. This one took me just under 45 minutes. Here it
50-40-30-20-10 (50 reps of each
exercise, then run, 40 reps of each exercise, then run, ect)
with 3-5 pound weights
Run a 400 (.25 of a mile) at the
beginning, between sets and at the end.
Summer is over and school has started up
again. I’ve not seen anyone from school since the very end of May. Several
people I’ve talked to say, “I didn’t even recognize you!” I don’t think I’ve
changed that much. I went back to my food journal to see how many pounds I’ve
actually lost over the summer. It’s only just below seven pounds. Maybe it’s
one of those things where when you see someone every day you don’t recognize
all of the changes until you’ve not seen them for a while.
Before school was out for the summer I
was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep my “routine” up during the
summer because summer really has no routine. Or at least it never has in the
past. This is the first summer where I didn’t “vege out” the whole time. I kept
my routine of going to the gym. I kept being mindful of my food choices. It’s
getting easier, but it’s still hard work. As Marty says, “Exercising and
healthy eating is like a part time job.” If you have a part time job, you get
extra money. Don’t show up at work, you don’t get paid. Just like exercise and
eating. You treat it as a part time job, you’ll get that extra “money” in the
form of losing weight, gaining muscle, feeling happier, being stronger, etc.
You don’t show up, you don’t get “paid”. So, get to work!!