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When I go away...

Friday, August 09, 2013

Usually when I'm on a trip, or special occasion (or both), my mind goes off. I don't even think about eating right or exercising, because I don't want to. I just think "hey, I'm on vacation - it's a break, better do whatever the hell I want, right?"

This often leads to regrets, sadly. And obviously. And while it didn't matter much before - I wouldn't be going away a lot; maybe twice a year to my parents', twice a year on a small trip to see friends in another town, or just get away - with my new boyfriend I've been going away more often than ever. Ever since I met him, we went on weekend roadtrips to Edmunston in New-Brunswick (January), Kingston in Ontario (March), where we started dating officially, then to my parents' for a party (June), and on vacation for a week in New-Brunswick and PEI (July); I also went to Montreal with a friend of mine in April for a weekend. That's already five times in a year, and it's not over.

Which means I need to "redo" my mind about good habits + going away. I need to stop throwing everything out of the window just because I'm out of town, out of my apartment and out of my routine.

I'm leaving this afternoon (if I get it off at job) or tonight (if my boss is a tyrant) for Matane, to see the friend with whom I went to Montreal. I haven't seen her since May or maybe late April. She's a university friend, and the only one I kept in touch with. She always spends the Summer in Matane with her parents, and most of her friends are there. I went last year, and loved the small town (it reminded me of my hometown), and her friends are awesome, so I decided to go back this year, and this is now.

I've been thinking about this trip all week. First of all, I'm going alone. I wanted a little break from everything I have here - and that includes my boyfriend, lol. Also he's gonna get time alone with his own friends, which is much needed now (in my opinion, even though he says no :P). So, I won't have someone to put me back on track if I feel like being a pig, lol. Also, she's not an exerciser. (I'd say none of my friends are...) so since I'll be spending all my time with her (obviously) and even staying at her place (with her parents and maybe her brother will be there), the only time I'll have to work out - if I decide to - is tomorrow morning, when she's still sleeping. But I actually don't feel comfortable sneaking out of the house for a jog and coming back to shower while she's sleeping, so I'll just bring my stuff along and see how it goes. (Probably going to bed late tonight, also, so that won't help.)

Her mom's making supper for me (yay!) and she knows I'm vegetarian (and loves it because it's an excuse to eat vegetarian food. LIKE YOU NEED ONE! XD) so that'll be great to have at least one homecooked meal; I know we'll be going out for at least one meal, but I'll try to keep it healthy. Also drinking will be kept at a minimum since 1- I obviously have a drinking problem, and I won't even be with people I really know except her, in an environment I don't know at all: getting drunk would be extremely foolish, 2- I'm leaving Sunday and I don't wanna drive my car alone for 4 hours being hungover, 3- I don't have money (lol best reason).
So my plans are pretty much this. Also everything is close to everything in this small town so if the weather is okay we'll be walking instead of taking my car. That's what we did last year when she showed me the town.

So yeah, walking, a POSSIBLE jog, POSSIBLY swimming in the river if the weather is okay (but it's COLD up there in the North! XD), and I'll keep eating out healthy. Cut those fries and have a salad instead, Jo! :P

Well I should go finish packing my stuff, and get ready for work. I really hope I get my afternoon off, since I really deserve it, and I don't wanna get there at 10-11 PM!
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