Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Weekend Re-Cap

Wow! What a weekend.... I was super busy but had a ton of fun!

On Friday I was able to workout. I packed my stuff and pretty much just relaxed for the evening. It was nice, especially since I planned to get up early on Saturday.

On Saturday I should've gotten up earlier than planned.

Yup...I planned to get up early but not early enough.  I guess when I set the alarm I wasn't thinking about the fact that after I ran I would need to shower. I just thought that if I got up at a certain time that would give me time to meet up with my friends (about two hours away) on time. Sure, I could've done that had I gotten up around six instead of seven.  Ooooops. 

So I've gone three days without a workout. I knew I'd miss Sunday, but thought I would workout yesterday. By the time I got home last night it was around eight, and I had to start laundry, unpack, and all that good stuff.

Today? I'll be working out for sure!! I have a three mile run to do as well as some TF. I think I have about 45 or 55 minutes on the schedule after the run.  I may add a little extra something to make sure I get about 90 minutes of exercise done.

Eating was...Fair. Saturday I ate healthy, and tracked my foods. I resisted ordering "bad" foods at restaurants and when offered ate maybe two pieces of a fried mushroom or something, just to get a taste of that satisfaction. That being said, I'm sure I used all of my weekly points, however until I sit down and track everything (difficult to do not knowing quantities), I'm not for sure.  I did a wine tasting with friends at several wineries. I'm thinking that the little splash of wine they gave us was probably an ounce. So I'd imagine the samples added up to a five ounce glass, or even less. If I had only done that I'd have been in fine shape. However, I had a couple drinks at the casino and again at the hotel at dinner and after. I didn't drink anything with pop or sugary juices (like orange juice). I kept it to mostly wine and some beer, so that I was a little more conservative. Not great, but not as bad as things could've been.  I may sit and try to track it out tonight.

Sunday was not as good. I didn't drink like I did on Saturday, but I ate out. And I did not track. It's unhealthy but I pretty much just had one meal (which may be been enough, in terms of points!). I spent about 5 hours in the car on Sunday and about three yesterday. I'd say that for that, yesterday wasn't too bad... Again I forgot to track but didn't go too wild with eating either.  I tried to keep my meals on the healthy side all weekend. I did pretty good. Perfect? Definitely not. As well as I could have? Nope.  Better than in the past? Yes.

One thing I can tell in terms of the food situation is that I'm for sure retaining some fluid. I can feel it in my hands and see it in my face.  Oddly, my pants fit just fine both yesterday and today, so I don't think that I am too terribly high in weight. I'm not allowing myself to weigh until Saturday since that's weigh-in day. I guess we shall see what the damage looks like then. Because of my weekend habits I am not expecting a loss, but hopefully not a crazy gain (meaning I hope the fluid is off by then). I definitely didn't drink enough water Sunday or yesterday but am back at it today.

I went shopping and bought some cute, fitted things yesterday and they looked great - so I know I'm not too out of control in terms of the pounds....At least not to the extent that I can see it.

I had a lot of fun with my friends as well as on my little road trip with my Mom but I can say that after two weekends in a row of enjoying too much unhealthy restaurant food and drinks... I'm ready to just relax and be totally in the healthy zone for a while!! I don't have any major events coming up for a while so I'm pretty happy about that. Sure there will be meals out and drinks here and there, but nothing too crazy. As long as I can be healthy the majority of the time and have an unhealthy moment on occasion, I'm good to go!

Sometimes I miss the days that I didn't do much socializing.... It really helped me to lose the weight and to stay on track.  Staying on track is a bit more difficult when you're busy. I am definitely still trying to find that balance. Now that those two big weekends are out of the way, I'm jumping right back in to being healthy - as much of the time as possible.  I've gotta get back there... And down 20 pounds, to where I had been!!

The good thing? I'm motivated and determined. I know what I need to work on (better planning; better tracking - which is improving - yay!) and I'm willing to put in the effort. I'm not going to get where I want to by not doing the work. Anything worth having is worth working for. I can work hard, and I will.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you have a happy, healthy week!!

XOXO

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