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I'm happy that holidays are over


Sunday, August 22, 2010

I admit that this must sound strange but I am happy and actually kind of excited that holidays are over. The summer has pretty much gone by in a blur...6 weeks at my parents to help with my mom's knee surgery and then off to California for a well needed family vacation. We had a great time and I was on the go for minimum 12 hours a day! I always find that my biggest challenge on these kinds of holidays is that b/c the hotels we stayed at had a breakfast buffet, I just eat too much. emoticon
My food choices were not bad (alternated veggie omelette with oatmeal every day and also had toast, tons of fresh fruit, etc.) but it was more than I should eat at any one time! The justification that I gave myself is that I did not know when we would be having lunch which usually ended up being around 4-5pm. Our lunches tended to be pretty casual and a lot less food so it did compensate somewhat. Dinners tended to be more substantial so overall my calorie intake must have been quite high emoticon

I have gained several pounds over the last 2 months because of not being at home which is why I am happy and actually excited to be getting back into my routine. I already feel lighter since I have been eating normally over the last 2 days. Now I need to form an action plan for getting back into my fitness routine as we decided to temporarily suspend our gym membership - it is about 20 minutes each way from home so I am thinking of looking for other options but that's going to be my next blog. I have not been posting blogs for awhile but that needs to change as I know that the blogs keep me motivated and accountable.

Here's to a fantastic week to my friends!

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NICE125 8/23/2010 5:01PM

  Welcome back!! And good job with already getting yourself on track!
Those were my exact sentiments- summer vacation is great, but soooo glad its over!!

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SAASHA17 8/23/2010 11:45AM

    i somehow missed this.. Welcome back. i know the feeling, when u are away or when some one visits...Its just so hard to plan and stay focused on "me"..

well hopefully you get back into your routine and it all works out. Why not try some home videos. and if you have comcast , then you can access the workouts on "on demand" exercise TV. they have good workouts.

Manasa

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KOMAL53 8/23/2010 11:43AM

    My view too-----those Holidays always began with the best intentions which slowly disintegrated into tiny fragments as the Vacations progressed!!!Can understand your quandary!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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*MADHU* 8/23/2010 11:08AM

    I am so glad to see you back in your routine and in action. Those few #lbs that you may have put on will be gone within weeks.
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RAIN454 8/23/2010 10:52AM

    Hi, Reeta...glad you're back! I totally know what you mean and as much fun as I had this summer, so glad that routines are back and running..."spontaneous" living is crazy fun but need stability to have a healthy living (or at least in my opinion).
Good luck and looking forward to reading more blogs!

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REKHAKAKR 8/23/2010 3:52AM

    Good to see you back!! now dont worry about past and you have enjoyed your well earned vaccations ... you will lose those extra pounds before you know it!!! come on emoticon

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ANU_20 8/23/2010 1:05AM

    Great to see u so enthusiastic about getting back on track and starting a fitness routine!!! All the Best! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SONPARI1 8/23/2010 12:23AM

    Glad you enjoyed ur holidays, I like the positive spirit you have. I have not been consistent in my workouts and eating habits too. Starting afresh today..

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