Up and down but back on track
Friday, June 25, 2010
Well, I had a big trip last week with five days of challenge to eating and working out. This was an annual gathering with a group of friends, and good food is always a part of our activities.
I'm pretty pleased with how I did. We ate out once most days, and made sandwiches for lunch or dinner to balance the meal out. Thursday we were on the run all day and ate out twice, but I went for healthier choices. I was particularly pleased that I managed to get in a little workout each day. Thursday morning I walked laps around the hotel building and spent a few minutes on the elliptical in their gym – haven't used one of those in ages, pure torture). One of my friends saw me walking and volunteered to join me, so Friday and Saturday we got out early (6:45) and walked a couple of miles before we went off to our activities. Sunday we were getting ready to leave, so I only got in a few laps around the building, but it still helped. Goal accomplished, I got home at the same weight I left at.
But I got home exhausted and the heat here hasn't helped. Monday and Tuesday I got in light workouts and ate okay, though not as well as I should have. Wednesday everything caught up with me, not enough sleep, the heat, etc. I got in a warmup and short walk, but when I started my video I couldn't do it. Then all day I was tired and kept eating hoping for energy – didn't work. I still tracked my foods and decided to write it off as a bad day, got to bed early and felt much better yesterday. I got in a good workout, had no problem sticking to my meal plan and weighed in this morning down two pounds. So maybe my bad day didn't hurt.
I've actually been wondering if I'm eating too low in the calorie range. I've been working out for an hour or more most days, and trying to keep the calories low. Maybe I do need to go higher every few days just so my body doesn't try to hang on to every ounce of fat. My official weigh in is Sunday, so I guess I'll see then.