I am a stress eater. More precisely, I am a stress carbohydrate eater. When my stress level goes up I love me some pizza, pasta, bread and cookies. The past week or two have been particularly stressful and have included the spectacular combination of: 1) no weight lifting; 2) limited yoga on a messed up wrist; 3) more coffee than water; 4) lots-o-wine; and 5) cake, pizza, cookies, couscous, bread.
You can imagine my shock when I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered that I was down 4 pounds! I am pretty sure it must be 4 pounds of muscle from the lack of lifting, but still, there is nothing like a lower number on the scale to start your day out right…even if we know that that number doesn’t really mean anything.
So now, with the stress behind me and … ready? … VACATION in front of me, I am pumped to make the most of that 4 pound loss. This is actually the first time that I have taken vacation time from work and not actually gone away anywhere. Initially we had planned to go away, but lack of time and lack of money made that plan unrealistic. And now I am super excited for a (mostly) stay at home exercise filled vacation. The plan:
Saturday: Distance run with friends followed by and easy afternoon to get ready for Sunday.
Sunday: Bill and I are going to hike a very little mountain. Last year we hiked Mount Washington and it almost killed me, so this year I have requested a little mountain instead. Details to follow.
Monday: Super Yoga Monday! I plan on taking both Awakening Yoga and Power Yoga on Monday morning, hanging out with my Mom by the pool that afternoon, and taking YinYang Gentle Yoga that night. This should make up the last WEEK I have missed of yoga.
Tuesday: BEACH! For the first time this year. And for the second time in two years. I am way excited for this. Hopefully the day will end with another round of Gentle Yoga.
Wednesday: I actually have no plans for this day – which is great. Hopefully it features a run at some point and Power Yoga at night.
Then vacation is over and its back to the grindstone, but boy am I looking forward to a few days off. I’ll keep you all updated – blog posting should be back to its regular schedule next week. Stay Healthy!