Friday, October 04, 2013
Canadian Thanksgiving is next week and I can't wait! This is going to be my first time EVER preparing the turkey dinner instead of just helping my mom, and I'm especially excited that my parents are coming out to Alberta from Ontario for that whole weekend!
I'll be making my menu this weekend to feed at least 5, but possibly 7 people might attend in total. My parents have become very health-conscious over the last couple of years (my mom lost about 40lbs on Weight Watchers, my dad lost some weight right along with her) and so I want to make sure that this is a healthy Thanksgiving dinner. No cheesy scalloped potatoes here. We're also going to be taking lots of walks and I'm taking them to a harvest festival on the Saturday they're here. Plenty of non-couch time!
Over the last couple weeks I realized that one of the things keeping me out of the gym is workout wear that doesn't fit. I lost one of my sports bras over the summer when we were traveling and was left with the one that fit... 60lbs ago. So there's lots of, uh, spillage happening when I wear it. And so I don't wear it and I don't work out! Add to that my broken-down 3-year-old running shoes and there's just not a lot of exercise happening.
I'll be going to the city to meet my parents next Friday and will be purchasing a new sports bra and workout shoes then. My old shoes will become outdoor-only and I'll save the new ones for the really fantastic indoor gym and walking track at our community centre.
Since vigorous exercise hasn't been happening, I made more of an effort this week to pay attention to my diet (tracking calories) and doing small amounts of exercise (brief yoga videos, a walk or two) and today I weighed in at 219! My goal for this week was 220, so if I maintain this week that's no problem. I'd like to be 210 or below when we go home for Christmas this year and I know I need to stay on track.
Next week I'm traveling for 3 days for work and staying in a hotel for 2 nights with a colleague. I purposefully booked a room with a kitchenette so that I won't be obligated to eat out for every meal, and the hotel has a fitness room that I'm going to be SURE to use. I'll definitely make a blog post from the hotel next week to stay accountable!