Never Going Away Again.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
So we got back today from our not quite 3 days away. Was a complete nightmare for our healthy habits, on both the exercising and eating fronts.
Firstly, I did myself a bit of an injury at the gym Thursday morning just before we left. I'm not 100% sure what I did, but the PT seemed to think I'd strained a muscle. I got in 10 minutes on the elliptical and a few squats until it felt like firey needles stabbing me in the upper thigh. The PT saw me doing the squats and said I hadn't done anything wrong, my form was fine, he didn't know what the heck had happened. Neither did I but WOW did it hurt.
So I spent the last 3 days doing not much of anything. A 100m walk to the top of a hill just about did me in yesterday and sitting down for too long hurt also, so I spent most of the time like a really slow moving yoyo, sitting down for 10 minutes, standing up for 10, rinse and repeat. It was frustrating to no end, but I don't want to make it worse and I could feel the twinges when I used it too much.
As for calories, ugh. Just ugh. The friends who invited us up there firstly didn't seem to get that we don't eat red meat on Good Friday, that fact was met with incredulity as though we had told them we only ate humans on Good Friday. That wasn't too much of a big deal though, I bought some frozen fish (that's all I could find) and planned to have that without the batter.
The main issue wasn't with them, regarding food (although having everything cooked in butter because it "tastes better" didn't help), but was more with our own ignorance. We haven't been doing this very long, so there's a lot we still don't know. We didn't really have access to the internet to find out nutritional information as we went, so we ended up both going WAY over our limits Thursday and yesterday. Neither of us has had alcohol since we started, so a few glasses of wine later (or in my fiancé's case, beer) and it was all over for the day.
So we went way over our calories and I could barely move. I'm feeling incredibly deflated. I know it's not all or nothing, One Day at a Time is my mantra in this and I am going to try my hardest to put the trip behind me and move on, with a little extra knowledge and a sore leg. It does feel really crappy though, knowing how badly we screwed up and it's hard not to let it get either of us down.