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There's No Place Like Home

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Well, unfortunately, Week 4 of Stage 2 wasn't so stellar for me. Being away from home completely threw me off. Between flying, switching from Central to Eastern time, having a crazy two days of intense meetings, and eating out every meal, I went way over my calorie goals and under my exercise goals. I was still exhausted yesterday, and I broke my 10-minute exercise streak.

I will give myself credit by saying that I did much better than I would have on the same trip a few months ago, so as much as I've felt deflated, it was not a total failure. I did get in one solid workout in the hotel fitness center, and I got in my 5 fruits and veggies every day. Flying back, I walked from Concourse A to D in the Atlanta airport instead of taking the train or even the walkways, which added 20 minutes of exercise to my day.

At this point, I am making a concerted effort to not let this week demotivate me. Even though I gained about 4 pounds, most of it is probably just water weight that will come off quickly (I've already lost a pound of it) I am still way ahead of the game! Especially since my next short-term goal was a pound a week until my birthday, I can easily make up for this in time to see the 180's by the time I turn 30.

An article that has really helped me this week has been "1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward."

Today is beautiful day, and I plan on taking advantage of it! As soon as the baby is up from his nap, we are headed to the park for a nice walk. I am SO close to 1000 fitness minutes for March, and I fully plan on knocking out that goal today. 2 steps forward!
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    Sounds like you did fairly well with a difficult challenge. It is really hard to eat right when away from home.
    3006 days ago
    3007 days ago
    Ahh... travel. That's why I don't miss it. You'll get a rhythm going when you travel, but it's sometimes hard even when you don't travel.

    That Atlanta concourse will give you some exercise! Good for you.

    And, thanks for sharing the article. It's nice to read it again when I feel like I'm starting all over...
    3008 days ago
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