The Good, The Bad, and the Protein-y.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I'm back from vacation and up about a pound and a half. Honestly, I'm good with that as I thought it'd be worse.
What I did well:
1. I did the Grouse Grind!
Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
Total Stairs: 2,830
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.
(I did it in 1:33.)
2. I went for a few runs in Seattle and Vancouver.
3. I walked a lot.
4. I had my protein drinks at least once a day, and sometimes 2+ per day.
5. I ate a lot of fruit.
6. I ate breakfast at home and made my own egg whites while others had french toast and whatnot.
What I didn't do so well:
a. I suck at rejecting peer pressure. My family is not very healthy and I caved at every single pastry and TimBit presented to me. Which was a lot.
b. Because I wasn't eating right, my runs turned into walks. Sometimes very short ones because my stomach wasn't cooperating.
c. I ate a lot of veggie burgers and fries. Even if the veggie burger was my only option, I could have at least gotten a salad or something other than fries, but 97% of the time, I didn't.
So, I came home up 3.5 pounds which immediately dropped down to about 1.5 up from when I left. I'm back on track and trying to be super well behaved until I leave again ... which is this weekend. :/ This is a tough time of year for schedule/consistency/willpower
My next trip is going to be even harder in some ways. I won't have the peer pressure on the pastry side, but I assume I'll have extremely limited options for veggie food. I'll have protein powder on hand again to help but it's going to be less than ideal. All I can do is try my best and get back on track as soon as possible.