Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I've returned from my weekend away. I managed to exercise for an hour for 3 of the 4 days of the BLC26 weekend challenge and got 119 points with one of the 25 point bonuses for doing part of the fit test. The only part I didn't do was the 1 mile walk because even though I walked 3 out of 4 days, the road was quite hilly so I didn't think it was a good indicator for the fit test.
I think I even managed to eat pretty well overall. It's a lot easier tracking by paper than trying to find the approximate nutritional data for each item on SP. My sister and her family are evening snackers but I didn't indulge at all. Good for me.
On Friday night, after I had been awake since 3:15 a.m. as I had to be at the train station in Toronto by 6:30 a.m., I played Settlers of Cataan with my sister, BIL and nephew and even though I had never played before, I won. I think it's partly because my sister helped me and partly because I got to go first (apparently that's important in this game). BTW, we were at my sister's cottage in Rawdon, Quebec (about 1.5 hours north of Montreal).
On Saturday, we walked for an hour before breakfast and then headed to La Source, the Nordic spa for the day. We got there around 10:15 and left around 4. It's only $44 plus tax for the day. Last year, my favourite was the hot tubs but this year, it was the steam bath. The only bad part to the day was that I developed a headache when I was getting changed back into my street clothes. I think it started because of the perfume that a lot of the women in the change room seemed to be wearing. But the headache didn't go away until early the next morning so I wondered if it might also have been weather-related as we got heavy rain Saturday night.
Saturday night, we watched a very funny Canadian movie called The Grand Seduction. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys intelligent humour. Here's a link about it:
On Sunday, my sister and I walked before breakfast again. After lunch, we drove back to Montreal and went to my sister's eldest son's new apartment (he'd been there a week). He's on the 23rd floor and has a nice view. We were there about 2 hours while my BIL put together a futon and hung the curtains, my DS had bought my nephew and my DS put together a floor lamp she had bought him as well.
After that, we went out to dinner at a Greek fast food place and then we headed back to her house on the West Island of Montreal. After settling in and unpacking (them not me since I was leaving to come home the next day), we watched a British mystery show but I couldn't keep my eyes open so ended up going to bed before it was done.
Monday morning, I did most of the BLC26 fit test (wall planks, modified jacks and the sit-rise test) plus 125 squats. I didn't have time to do much more as my train was at 10:30 and we had to leave my sister's house by 9:45 and I had slept in. The train was on time and I was back to Toronto by 3:30 and had to wait an hour until my connecting train to Aldershot (the train station nearest to my house). I got to Aldershot about 10 after 5 and my sister picked me up since DH is on afternoon shift this week. I was home before 6. By the time, I had unpacked and talked to DH from work, it was 6:30 and I was too tired to do much else.
It was a good weekend and today, I'm doing laundry and catching up here and then this afternoon since it's 22C and sunny, I'm going to hang out on the deck and finish the ebook I started on Friday.