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Fitting it all in while travelling

Friday, February 22, 2013

I went to visit friends over the weekend. The weekends are usually when I get in some extra exercise and have the opportunity to cook better meals for myself than the rest of the time.

The first day I was nearly a saint and even managed to get a workout in using the small guestroom. Leslie Sansone to the rescue! I had bookmarked one of her workouts on youtube and excused myself for 45 minutes to get in a workout after dinner. The next day I wasn't quite so good as we were engaged all day in things we had planned to do. The following day was a bust exercise wise as I had to drive home and then work all evening. I was wiped. My defenses were low and I didn't eat all that great. As a matter of fact, I didn't track because I knew I would be over -- or at least on the high end of my range.

For the most part I did well. Overcoming my shyness about working out while a guest in someone's home was a challenge, but I warned my hosts ahead of time. It seems that sitting still for protracted periods of time is no longer something I am comfortable with. I have an extremely sedentary job and all the driving made me just plain antsy.

Missing two days of exercise had a positive effect in that I was getting kind of bored (and even resentful) of my workout routine and I'm back to feeling good about it. Another lesson learned.

I didn't gain any ground this week, but I didn't lose any either. I call that a win. :-)
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MNNICE 2/22/2013 11:03AM

    I'm going to visit my sister in AZ in about a week and am wondering if I'll be able to get the exercise I'm used to. My sister and brother in law are both fairly active and eat healthy, so that will make it easier. I'm hoping we can play some pickleball, and I plan to get some walks in while the rest of them golf (I'm not a golfer). I think maintaining while on vacation is definitely a victory!

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