As this week’s title implies I gained weight this week. I certainly wasn’t shocked by this since I spent a few days at Disney World and honestly I didn’t eat that well in the days surrounding my trip either. Things got crazy and I wasn’t prepared with the right foods and I ate stuff I should have avoided. I also said “I have too much to do to workout” or “I’m too tired to workout” on several occasions. This unhealthy behavior resulted in a two pound gain, but I’m not really upset about it.
So how did I get here? As I said I made a lot of excuses before I went on my trip. While I was away I didn’t go completely nuts, but I wasn’t especially conscious of what I was eating. The Food and Wine Festival is going on in Epcot so there was plenty of sampling of goodies during my vacation. I also drank a few times; sorry, even if I’m being healthy I still love Cava del Tequila. I did, however, get a decent amount of exercise while I was away. I even got up and went for a walk around the Boardwalk area one morning. I suppose if I didn’t workout things would have been even worse. Yikes!
I thought I’d hop right back into my routine when I got home, but it was tougher than I would have liked. I was exhausted like whoa so cooking or going to the grocery store weren’t high on my list. It took me several days to get myself back to the gym since I was out of it from exhaustion. Most of the first night back home was spent sleeping! It felt good to get back to working out when I finally did late in the week. Hopefully getting myself there will be a bit easier this week.
While I’m disappointed that I let myself go so completely, I realized this was the first time since I started this mission to be healthy that I gained more than about half a pound. This just further’s my “it’s ok” attitude about this week’s results. Since it’s been about 5 months without a significant gain I think I’ve done pretty darn well. Periodic gains are just part of the journey and as long as I can put this behind me and move on, it’ll be ok.
I’m also giving myself a pat on the back for even showing up to my meeting this week. I knew I had gained and I wasn’t feeling well (my sinuses are apparently waging war on the rest of my body) but I got up and out for my 7:30 a.m. meeting anyway. It would be really easy to skip my meeting, but I think one of the keys to my success has been going to all of my meetings except when I’ve been on vacation. Meetings help me to regroup for the following week and helps me stay on track even when things have gone well. It is a slippery slope to start skipping meetings whenever I don’t feel like going.
So while I had a significant gain I will learn from the experience and move on. I can’t dwell on the things I did wrong over the last couple weeks, I have to focus on what I’m going to do right in the coming weeks. The next couple weeks will pose a challenge because I have a class to take. I won’t’ be able to prepare my own lunch on those days and time will be taken up with studying and reading for the course. Balancing my usual crazy schedule with the class should be interesting, but I’ll get through it.
I hope all of you I saw last weekend at WDW have recovered and are back to your routines! Stay tuned to see if I am able to get back on track this week.