Got back yesterday from an almost 5-day vacation. We traveled from MI to Calabasas, CA for a friend’s wedding. We had a lovely time, beautiful wedding!!! The travel however was not fun. My 4 1/2-yr old did great on the plane, my 21-month not so much. It started out bad when American Airlines made us check our stroller with our luggage. Getting from check-in through to our gate with two kids and all our carry on stuff was a struggle. I actually asked the lady at the counter if American Airlines was trying to not have families on their flights. Luckily when checking in for our return flight they told us they only have to check in strollers over 20-pounds. Shame on you Ohare American Airlines, you gave your customer a hard time needlessly.
I was not looking forward to this trip for many reasons and one was my weight. For a few obvious reasons I always feel even more self-conscious about my weight when I am near Hollywood. Luckily there was one person at the wedding as heavy as me. I felt ugly and fat most of the weekend. No one made any comments about my weight, I did this all to myself. It is times like these that I would much rather stay home and hide. I know I am doing something about my weight now and that’s great, but here is my problem: I want to feel good about myself now, not when the weight is gone. I want folks to enjoy my company now, not just because I have a pretty figure.
How did I do with my workout schedule while on my little trip? Not so bad actually. I did get up really early on Friday (the morning we left) and get in my last workout for the week and Saturday is an off day for me. unfortunately I skipped my workout on Sunday. The hotel we stayed in over the weekend didn’t have a workout room. I could have gone out walking, we were staying in a beautiful area, but I slept-in instead. I am extremely happy to report that Monday and Tuesday our hotel had a work out room and I did a 30-minute brisk walk both days and today (now at home) I got in my 40-minute workout!!! I am so pleased, this is actually a huge victory for me. My many get fit attempts have always failed during and after a trip. I guess I am in it for the long haul now.
Now it’s time to get serious about changing the way I eat. I did skip the desert table at the wedding and I made several good decisions while we were gone, but I made many more bad decisions. I’m not putting myself on a diet, I don’t like diets, this will be a lifestyle change. Diet changes are actually a bigger challenge for me and considering how hard it was for me to get moving on a regular basis, that’s saying a lot. I have food issues, anyways, more on that tomorrow