Voice of Reason is back! Let’s welcome her while she talks about best laid plans, staying on track while not being home and a bonus check in on her Couch to 5K.
If you are reading this, I’m already on my vacation / Memorial Day weekend. I am a bit nervous about it as far as food goes.
You see, I managed to do a decent job of staying on “track” when I am home. I have access to all my tools… whether it is a food scale, access to the labels on the food products, etc. When I go out (or even travel somewhere), I get a little anxious because I am out of my comfort zone. I have to “guesstimate” more on how many points something is worth. I hate “guesstimating”. I also have to rely on my will power a little more. It’s easier to keep the trigger foods out of my house so there is more of a safety barrier.
It seems a bit silly as I am typing this out. Yet, that doesn’t seem to lessen how I feel about it. I don’t think I am alone. Think about it… wouldn’t we all be a little better to ourselves if we stayed in our comfort zones as far as dieting & exercising is concerned?
So, I am packing my workout sneakers and some clothes. I have this plan to go walking each morning to help rack up the activity points of the day. As for the meals, I am just going to have to do my best in restaurants. This will be the harder part. I love food…. I don’t get to eat out in restaurants often due to lack of money so I like to treat myself. I have to keep in mind it is okay to treat myself once in a while during this vacation but not the whole time.
Let’s see if I can bring this plan into fruition.
Weight update: I haven’t been proud of the way that I have been keeping on track. So, last week I button down and went back to the basics (i.e. tracking, measuring, etc.) I’m proud to say that it worked. I lost a total of 2.8 pounds this past week. That brings my total of weight loss to 25 lbs.
Exercise update: I’ve been keeping on track with the Couch to 5K program. Although, I feel like I am a sweaty tomato with a body after a session (because of my face being a extreme red), I am amazed with myself and what I can do. Granted, as I posted online, I hope that the zombies do not chase me for more than 90 seconds during the apocalypse. 😉
Way to go on that Couch to 5k and the most recent weight loss! I don’t know how you do it. I don’t think you’re alone in saying that it’s harder to stay on track while away from home. Actually, I know you’re not because I have a hard time too! Let’s not talk about the food debacle that was yesterday. Just remember that we try to be “good” more days than not. Right?