Sunday, July 10, 2011
For the last two weeks we've been on vacation. We've:
gone to a Red Sox game,
spent a day at the ocean,
watched a few movies, spent time with family, and just relaxed.
Our schedule was abnormal to say the least. We ate at strange times and had no real fitness plan. We were active and I allowed myself to have the treats I wanted. I could have done much worse and I'm not entirely pleased with myself for the "extra" stuff I did eat. For the most part I chose healthy options and stuck to smaller portions. I am learning, which is why I can be happy with a 2 pound gain. I now KNOW that I can maintain. I know I will be able to not track and stay on the right path. If I had kept up with my "normal" fitness plan I probably wouldn't have gained much, if at all. If I had cut back on my "extras" I definately wouldn't have gained.
I also learned that I like my routine. I like having goals and figures to meet. I like walking every day. I love running!!! I went for a walk one evening, all alone, just because I wanted to. It spontaneously erupted into a run and not even the fact that I was wearing a skirt phased me!! I had a need to run, somewhere inside me it clicked. Running is my thing. I love it!! I have a new confidence in myself. I have a sense of accomplishment and ability that I didn't have two weeks ago. I now know I will reach my goals and maintain them!!
Would I have rather had a perfect weight week and not gained? Sure, it would have been nice to stay the same or even lose, but I wouldn't trade the knowledge and insight I gained for anything. I have a renewed strength and desire to achieve my goals.
I'm not there yet, but I will be soon. . .