I have been UBER busy with the kids, and their summer activities. We have the girlies set up for a summer day camp which they are already loving. But that meant a change to ALL of our schedules, as well as a start up of their summer sports and activities.
My kiddies are active ones! It's something I really purpose for them. I pretty much grew up in a closed up house (city kid), watched too many movies and played video games. I am probably the first of that generation of kids. Don't get me wrong, I definitely was somewhat active back then - tennis, bike-riding, walks by the lake - were all favorites but not truly an integral part of my lifestyle. About the time I went to college, somewhere, SOMEthing went wrong for me to have gained SOOO much weight, right?
Fitmixer bootcamp - going strong. I have to stay I am LOVING the workouts. Okay, not so much when I am actually doing them - like the 3rd rep I am in despise mode - but afterwards - woohoo! Feels so awesome. Body has been continuously sore for the past 5 weeks. LOVE that hurt! To date the LBS are down 6.8! Its great, but honestly I was hoping for a full 10 at this point and I only have myself to blame.
|cauliflower crust pizza. a not so guilty pleasure a la janetha|
I am having food issues. I always do. Period. But especially when working out consistently. I just get HUNGRY, or too busy (i.e. lazy?) to keep up with my food planning and logging. And summer has always been a KILLER for my weight loss. On the go, lots of cook outs and get togethers, and inconsistent eating schedules are all obstacles for this girl.
On the upside? Sooo many people commenting about how good I look, so I know that even if the poundage isn't moving, my body IS CHANGING! Working out the other day I noticed that my legs are looking slimmer, just in time for shorts and skirts season! Best compliment? My chiropractor mentioned it at my last visit! I see him about once a month and his words when he walked in the room were: "Now YOU have lost weight! What are you doing?"
Big on my list this week? Florida Vacation!
I've been excited and nervous about this since starting the bootcamp. It was on my list of reasons why I shouldn't try to do the bootcamp this summer. Vacations are hard, but when you have family at the destination that likes to show their love by feeding you and cook EXTREMELY awesome, puerto rican, WILL make you chubby food that you just CAN'T pass up, AND you will be going to theme parks with crazy awful, yummy, so tempting JUNK food. Ugh- it's a land mine.
BUT. HOWEVER. NEVERTHELESS. AT ANY RATE. IN SPITE OF ALL THAT.
Here is what I plan to do to stay on track:
1. Pack a cooler.My plan is to have healthy fruits, veggies, yogurts, granola on hand for some healthy snacking.
2. Pack workout clothes! This is a first for me! I have NEVER planned to workout on a trip. I have never WANTED to! On days we are not walking endlessly at amusement parks I plan to do my bootcamp workouts. I am so glad that I don't need any equipment to keep up with this one. I will have my kindle fire along to quickly log in for the daily workouts, and will take along some of the note cards where I would sum up past workouts - just in case. Prepared!
3. Plan for indulgences. I know the day we see my family I WILL eat some not so great, but oh so yummy things. I plan on eating ONE meal of such items, making the best choices I can and eating that one or two things that I can't resist as my treats. At the parks, I plan on having one treat per park, and sticking to my food plan the rest of the day which would mean that I COULD stay in my calorie range. ( i think I can, I think I can...)
4. Drink lots of water! If I can stay hydrated I will avoid food temptations and help my body clear out any of those indulgences.
5. Rest! I will strive to get a good night's sleep every night, and take time to actually RELAX by the pool!
6. Be kind to myself! I will not compare myself to bikini clad women. I will not focus on the weight I need to lose, but what I have lost. I will forgive myself if I do not adhere to any of the above, and just try to be better the next meal and the next day.
7. Focus on doing stuff! Sometimes vacations can just be an excuse to overindulge. My life has changed! I am a different person, and this vacation is going to be a reflection of the active and healthy person I have become. I am looking forward to being on the move with my active family!
So what do you all do to stay fit and healthy on your vacations?