Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Although I can't even describe how excited I am to go to Vegas tomorrow to celebrate my 30th birthday with my 3 best friends, there's this little part of me that is a little nervous I'm going to get off track. Last February I had lost 26 pounds by the time I went to Vegas for just 3 nights (celebrated my best friend's 30th birthday there last year too) and I thought I would just bounce right back and get in to my routine again. I ended up gaining 7 pounds and didn't even come close to getting back on track or lose anything for 4 whole months! 4 months I barely got in any exercise and did not make healthy food choices. How could going away for 3 nights throw me off that much?!
Fast forward a few months later to last October when I went to Mexico. By this point I had gotten in to a good routine and was 47 pounds down from my highest weight. I was a little nervous about gaining weight because I wasn't making the greatest food choices (how can you not want to eat amazing Mexican food when you're in Mexico?!) but I knew I had still improved because I never once ordered dessert (which I usually do on vacations), and I didn't eat myself until completely stuffed like I've done many times (especially at restaurants!). By the time I got back I had not gained 1 single pound! Actually a few days after I got back, 2 weeks after my last weigh-in, I was down .8 pounds. I knew it was a big improvement for me! But, I only worked out once the following week after getting back, and a measly 5 times in November. December was only slightly better with 9 workouts. Although I wasn't gaining any weight (luckily!), I wasn't doing much good for myself by not working out. January definitely turned things back around for me. I was back in the swing of things with workouts and food choices.
Earlier today I was thinking about how I had gotten so busy that I haven't worked out since last Friday. This is where the nervousness starts creeping up on me. I've already gone close to a week with no workouts and I'm about to leave for 3 nights to Vegas where I know I'm bound to make bad food choices. I'm actually writing this blog with the intention that it will keep me more accountable to get back on track when I get back. I don't want anyone to come and read this and ask me, "hey are you back on track?!" and me have to bow my head in shame and have to say no. I want my answer to be "YES!". So come Monday (okay, maybe more like Tuesday since I get back really late Sunday night) I will be back to working out. NO EXCUSES!!!
Now it's time to just go and enjoy myself in Vegas and make a fun and memorable 30th birthday celebration!