Monday, July 23, 2012
Hello, I had a good day today, nothing much happened, because of the heat, but I managed to go to the gym. I biked seven miles in 35 min! the first time I biked seven miles, Saturday I did it in 37 minutes, so I broke my personal best woo-hoo! I am on track to bike ten miles next week.
Yesterday I took the day off, I had already exercised five times and needed a break. I could have gotten myself down about skipping a day, but I am trying to focus on the fact that I managed to work out five times, when I used to barely be able to work out once or twice. I have made a lot of progress in about a month's time. That was the second week in a row of working out five days, this week I hope to keep the streak alive.
On Friday me and my family are leaving for Door County, I can't wait! I love going there. My family has been going to Door county for a long time, maybe 8 or 10 years, and I look forward to it all year long. We stay in Sister Bay at the Scandinavian Lodge every year for eight days, but we are staying nine days this year, long story. Our suite has two bedrooms and a living room/kitchen/main room. There is a balcony where we can sit and relax. The lodge has 2 pools, one outdoors and one indoors, so I might work up my courage and try my swimsuit on and lounge at the pool. There is a workout room (I have never been there but everyone else in my family has) and you can rent bikes from the front desk. I will try and exercise at least once a day for five days, that is my goal for when I am up there. There is wi-fi at the hotel, so I am debating wether or not to bring my laptop along, on one hand I can connect to sparkpeople.com and blog about my experiences and do stuff, but on the other hand I worry that I won't be fully in vacation mode and will be stuck in my computer too much.
This is the first year that my brother will not be able to go with us, he has to work and can't get off. He might make the last few days though, I hope he can. So this year it is just me and my parents. Usually my brother and my Dad go golfing and my mom and go beading or shop or do other things together. I don't know how that will work out with my dad being around all the time. Door county is where I first learned to bead, and now I think I could probably teach my teacher new things, I've gotten that good. I don't like bragging, but I think that I need to recognize my achievements more than I do now. I tend to downplay my successes and focus on my failures, which I am trying hard not to do.
This year the olympic games are happening when we are going, in fact the opening ceremony is the first day we get there. I am a little conflicted because I want to see them, but I also want to go out to dinner and enjoy the first day of vacation. I joined the knitting olympics team here on Sparkpeople, and am looking forward to knitting while I am up there. I still have to narrow down which project I want to make and buy the yarn. I also what to catch up on my reading while I am up there. There is so much I want to do. I want to bead, read, knit, exercise, etc. I hope I will have enough time in the day to enjoy fully what I want to do.
I will be eating out a lot at restaurants, so I am a little worried about eating too much, but I think that my attitude has changed enough that I can make up for it by eating less and choosing good, healthy foods. I can always take the leftovers from dinners back to the room and leave them in the refrigerator for lunch the next day, or I can always just not finnish and not worry about what happens to the rest of the food. I am going to be on vacation, so I will cut myself a little slack, and when I get back I will then start to try and control what I eat and make a meal plan ahead of time.
I am really looking forward to going and cannot wait. I sort of hope that this week will go by quickly, but then I want time to slow down so I can appreciate my vacation to the fullest.