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. :-)