Alright so I made it to the gym yesterday, which is a little bit of a miracle. We are heading out of town on Friday and I really have a lot to do to get ready. Hopefully I will also go this evening and maybe tomorrow morning, but that’s a little up in the air. I have to be flexible with my schedule this week, and allergy headaches have been BAD.

Back to my point… I went to the gym yesterday. I have been avoiding the scales as I really didn’t want to know the damage I’ve done, but then again it’s sort of impossible to track my progress if I don’t know where I am. So I stepped on them ready to walk away with determined tears. Instead it turned out to be, “Oh! That’s not as bad as I thought.”

It’s bad, but I expected worse. I’ve gained back 12 pounds. That’s a lot but manageable. I can do this. The weekend will be rough with the trip and all; there will be eating out. And probably some drinking. So I’m not going to weigh in again for about 2 weeks. I’m not thrilled about the idea of bringing home smelly gym clothes, but our hotel claims to have an exercise room, I might use it. We shall see how brave I am.

Here’s the sad thing, I don’t plan to eat well on the trip. I don’t… want to. Honestly we are heading to Buffalo, NY and I keep hearing about this restaurant or that restaurant with the amazing food and I want to enjoy it. And that’s all. I’ll eat great today and tomorrow, packing good food for the actual 8 hour car ride, and I’ll just get right back at it on Tuesday. That’s my plan.

What do you do when you go on vacation to somewhere you’ve never been? Do you plan to indulge or make a great effort to continue your regular healthy eating plan? Or do you mix it up and do a little of both?

One Comment

  1. First I hope you have a wonderful trip. I totally get the worrying about all the eating out, that’s all we ever do on trips too. Course now I know to find the places with the healthier menus. I’ve never tried using the gyms in a hotel, but the next time I probably will especially since we pay for it too. I say good for you for not gaining as much as you thought, I think that’s always a fear of mine and one reason I get on the scale every few days. So afraid I’ll gain a ton between weigh ins.