Monday, March 11, 2013

Update from Fleeing the Blog

Hi Everybody,
Sorry for taking off and not blogging lately. I went on a trip for 4 days and had a fabulous time skiing, sight seeing, and museum hopping in Vancouver...and yes, I brought most of my food with me and stuck it in the refrigerator at the hotel.

Here are some pics.

Of course, you are used to me taking pictures of here's another crazy one, but at the British Columbia/Vancouver Int'l Airport as I arrived.

Here I am taking another pic of myself at the ski rental facility on the mountain. It was great fun. Met a few people who I skied with the first day... otherwise, I sloped it solo. 

Here is a pic of the Capilano Suspension Bridge not too far from the ski slopes. I spent several hours walking the tree bridges and the cliff dwelling bridge. It was fabulous fun doing this by myself. 

And at the end of the day, here was my view from the hotel room. I enjoyed reading the Wall Street Journal each morning, making oatmeal with boiled water from the room's coffee maker, and enjoying my favorite two hardboiled eggs I brought with me. 

One night I ate out...and did not stay true to my nutrition plan. It felt good, but got right back on my program. Although for the one meal...the food at the restaurant was not very good. 

And a week later...back at home....working out downstairs in the garage, here I am...

Since the trip, I've stayed true to my program during the week, but have relaxed my eating considerably during the weekends. Yesterday, I decided that I'm craving my low calorie, fixed, body competition meals, and don't want to slide off my program during the weekends anymore. Honestly, it just feels good sticking to what feels good, and for some reason nothing really tastes as good....unless of course I find a terrific meal at some restaurant...and in that case, when I'm ready to go off the program, I will enjoy some quality foods. 

My workouts have been the same each day downstairs in the garage. So, all the posts that I've blogged thus far with my workouts are still what I do. 

While I thought I would try the April competition; I feel strongly that I'm not ready. I'm looking at June...and then again, I'm a little skeptical of this 45 year old body in direct lights on stage...without having put more time into my workouts to tighten my leg muscles. 

We'll see.

I'm not sure how often I'm going to post. I've been focusing on paint colors again for the girls' bedrooms and attempting to write a book and voraciously reading....aside from homeschooling the kids, cleaning the house, and making meals, and so on....

In a funny way, I don't feel exhausted most of the time. I spend little energy shopping, or wasting any time watching television (as you know), or idly passing time getting my nails done and so forth. I really try to maximize my time doing only meaningful things, which seem to include plenty of time working on myself, my hobbies, or interests. So, I'm really enjoying most days.