Ya know when you're on vacation, and you're eating and drinking jussstt about whatever your heart desires? All those sweets you wanted all year? Eat em. That pasta they're serving for dinner, have two plates! Those frozen drinks you never ever let yourself have? Let's go for three, it's vacay! That's what I do.
Every. Single. Year.
In the moment, the mind set is, I'm on vacation, it doesn't count! Then you get back to real life and the scale says bbbaaahahahahahahahaha I don't care about your vacation!
In all actuality, I didn't do as bad as I have in previous years. I skipped carbs at breakfast and lunch, annndddd then ate everything for dinner. You could call me the cookie monster. Real talk, in previous years, I've come home from vacation eight pounds heavier than the week before a-hem thanks Mexico, so this year only 4 up, feels like a victory.
That's not to say my dress pants haven't felt T-ight this week. The one bad thing that comes with small pant sizes is a very small amount of wiggle room. When I wore 12 & 14 s, I felt I could gain or lose 10 pounds and stay in the same size. Le sigh. Not true of the single digits. A few pounds in either direction and it's noticeable.
I'm sure most of the gain was bloat, however I'm moving my weigh in day to Saturday mornings, so I won't know until then. Monday, I started following Chris Powell's Turbo carb cycling program. I'm aiming for four miles and weight training everyday. It's time to start prepping my mileage to come back up for run season anyway. I'm also getting my gallon of water a day in to flush out those vacation toxins.
This morning, I ran my four outside before work. Let's just say I've been spoiling myself a little too much on that treadmill. Pooyi, it was tough, but it got done. Weights tonight! I'm riding high on the motivation wave, gonna keep it in high gear as long as possible! Life has been crazy for me since we went under contract on our house, then moving, vacation, I literally need my routine!
|Get er done|
How do you get back on track after vacation?