Coming back from vacation is hard. Coming back from vacation to face the scale is even harder. We flew back in Monday night and I waited until Tuesday morning to weigh myself. I ended up staying within one pound from what I weighed in at before I left. Considering how much fun I had while I was on vacation and the fact that I will be starting my period today (tmi?) I will take it.
Going on vacation means something different to everyone. I’ve had some friends unplug, not pick up a weight or step on a treadmill, and refuse to watch calories. One time I got a text from a friend saying she was convinced she gained ten pounds while she was on vacation because she took a vacation from all of her good habits and indulged in of her bad ones. I’ve also been that person so I 100% know how it feels.
On the flip side I have friends that do their research before they leave on vacation to find local gyms or classes that they can attend while they’re away. It is crucial to their state of mind to maintain their usual workout routine. I am currently this person.
Working out while I was away was easy to do, but as much as I wanted I couldn’t always prepare for the eating side of things. That’s where coming back from a trip – even a short one like mine can be challenging to get back to a normal routine.
First of all when we came back Monday night we didn’t have anything in our refrigerator to eat so we ended up getting delivery. We ordered from a local ramen spot so I was able to ease back into my eating routine by ordering a chicken and vegetable ramen (minus the ramen). It was super tasty even without the noodles and I went to bed feeling satisfied.
So after weighing myself Tuesday morning (and not jumping off of a cliff) I went to Mariano’s and stocked up on some healthy essentials. Then stopped by My Fit Foods for a few breakfast and lunch options for my husband and myself. I have to say these meals force you to get back on track and are super delicious. After stocking our refrigerator I got changed and headed to West Loop Athletic Club for Frank F’s spinning class. Getting that sweat session in was a great welcoming back to Chicago.
This morning was my first day back at Shred415 and even though it had been a week since I took the class I felt really good and that’s probably because I worked out four out of five days while I was away. Don’t get me wrong I still got my ass kicked but come on it’s Tracy’s class.
So now that I’ve had a couple of days to settle back into my normal routine it’s all about looking ahead at what my next mini goal should be. We have a family wedding coming up next month and I would love to hit 175-178 pounds by then. That means losing 5-8 pounds in a little less than a month. I know that I can do it but I’m going to need to really focus on eating healthy and trying some new foods that maybe I have shied away from in the past. I’d love to know your favorite recipes or must try foods that keep you in your skinny jeans. Please share them in the comments below. Until Next time!