In yesterday’s post I alluded to the fact that I made bad choices during my recent travels for BlogHer and then on to Cleveland for work. It didn’t start out that way but I think lack of sleep and routine contributed to me letting temptation rule my choices.
When I got back my scale was up four pounds! Even though a lot of that was water retention I couldn’t deal with seeing that on my weigh-in card Saturday morning so choose not to get on the scale. Many people might not realize they can attend the meeting without weighing in. You just need to check in with the receptionist and let them know.
Dealing with Slip-Ups
Ironically this week’s meeting topic was how to flip a slip-up and learn from it. One thing I learned is to analyze the lapse and figure out what caused it and make a plan for the next time that scenario presents so the result is not the same.
Looking back I see the problem wasn’t with the choices I made at BlogHer but the next four days. I was tired and turned to foods that comfort me instead of vegetables and fruit it was fried food and candy! Exercise also went out the door because I was too tired.
What I learned from this is to avoid, if at all possible, scheduling a business trip right after a conference. If I must, then I need to schedule in exercise and even a menu plan so I stay on track.
Getting Back on Track
I didn’t really get back on track until last Friday. Saturday morning’s meeting was a fresh start. After the meeting my husband and I walked a nearby lake trail and it felt good. I need to get better with exercise and dietary choices when traveling but at least now I know that. It’s about about progress, not perfection!
Tonight we’re grabbing a bite to eat out before attending a movie screening. I’ve already scoped out the menu and have made my selection (veggie burger with side salad). Other that that, it should be a routine week (yay!) and I’m looking forward to the scale Saturday!
How was your week?
Andy Brightman says
With the proper and regular diet maintenance you can gain the permanent physical fitness. If you follow those things strictly, then you can find the best and awesome results on your body.
Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet says
I think it is so important that you are looking at what happened as a learning experience. I know you’ll be back to normal in no time and now you know what things to watch for, since you travel so often.
Kay Lynn says
Thanks, Khaleef. You and I are in it for good health no matter how long it takes. I’m glad to read you are making progress.
Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? says
It’s good to have you back, Kay Lynn! Did I tell you that Mick & I tried Seasons 52 at UTC? We definitely need to schedule a “blogger meetup” there soon because OH MY GOSH it was delicious, fresh, and healthy. Even the husband loved it and you know guys can be a little finicky when it comes to “light” fare.
Kay Lynn says
Thanks, Denise. I’m so glad to be back. I think I have another trip like it in September but it’ll be reverse order – business first, blog conference second. I can’t wait to try Seasons 52. My husband is getting better at eating light, but Mick’s endorsement will help.