We took a mini-vacation to Jerome, Arizona the last four days in celebration of yet another of my mother's 21st Birthdays. We had an incredible time, especially our stay at the Surgeon's House Bed and Breakfast. You know you're having a great time when you're still there and trying to figure out when you can come back. Yeah, it's that sort of place.
|One of the Brekkies we had at the B&B|
I managed to exercise only once during the four days by doing some stretching and yoga exercises as I stared across a thirty mile view. It was stupendous.
But alas, with all the food and lack of exercise and wine -- oh boy was there food and wine -- I gained four pounds. One for each day, I suppose. Good thing I wasn't there for a week.
But no regrets. This was a vacation. You're supposed to enjoy yourself.
I don't regret the 12 oz NY strip.
I don't regret the almost pound of shrimp I had for breakfast one day.
I don't regret the 1/3rd pound venison burger or the heaping French Fries.
I don't regret the copious amounts of wine I drank.
You know why?
Because I'm allowed to cheat every now and then.
But you gained four freaking pounds? What are you going to do about it?
I'm not going to panic. I know my body and I know how to exercise. Here's what I'm going to do for the next week-
- Limit my carbs
- No beef
- Watch salt content
- Eat yogurt for breakfast and take probiotics
- Increase fresh veggies and fruit intake
- Drink lots of water
- Daily Exercise
|I mean, Who Can Say No to a Venison Burger|
The last one (Daily Exercise) means I have to do something every day. For me, something constitutes at least 400 calories burned during a session. I have a Suunto Ambit 2 watch, so it tracks it for me.
Today I did a spin class and some bench presses, burning 600 calories. Tomorrow I'll probably do a long yoga workout. If my legs aren't killing me, I might run and then do a short yoga workout.
It's all good.
No reason to panic.
I bet that I'll be 4 pounds lighter by Friday.
Easy Peasy Japanesey!