I didn’t do a Transformation Tuesday last week. I was traveling and while I was making some good choices, I didn’t really think it was enough. I wasn’t sure where my weight was, and when I returned home, I knew that I had a decent amount of “travel weight” that I still needed to deal with.
Fact of the matter is, I kind of hate traveling because of the poor choices I tend to make. The hours spent in the car aren’t helpful either.
I did make it to the fitness center one morning and I tried to trade most of the fried foods for grilled options (or better yet: salads.) I made sure that breakfasts were lighter and more fruit-filled. I didn’t even tempt myself with a Belgian waffle in the hotel.
On Saturday, I made a run to our local Weight Watchers store to arm myself with smoothies, and I’ve begun swapping those with my regular breakfasts. I didn’t get to stick around for the meeting (I had my toddler with me), but I plan to attend a meeting this weekend.
I’m tracking every bite now. I hate tracking my food, but it’s the only thing that really works for me. I think back to the first time I did Weight Watchers – 10 years ago – and I was so strict with myself. It paid off and I was at a healthy weight for years. I just don’t know why it’s so hard this time. Post-pregnancy. Mid-30s. (I do know why it’s so difficult. I just hate admitting that certain conditions – like age – can make weight loss so challenging.)
I ran/walked 1.8 miles last week on the treadmill and had plans to go for a 2-mile run on Sunday. Things happened (like I fell down our stairs and tweaked my knee), but we managed to get out for a walk as a family. I’m taking it easy and still tracking.
It’s beginning to pay off too. I’m down 3.6 pounds since I began this #LoseATurkey challenge. I definitely won’t meet the whole turkey loss by Thanksgiving, but it’s a start, right?
Do you give yourself an “out” during the holidays? Or do you continue on with your fitness efforts? (I’ve always been able to exercise even more during the holidays, but finding it a challenge right now.)