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Okay, so my first day of our "vacation" went O.K. Not great...but not horrible. Then yesterday (Day 25-Friday) I got up (at the hotel) in the morning and went to the fitness room. I did a 20 minute jog on the treadmill, 20 boy push ups and 15 staggered one-leg push ups. Then I did tricep dips and then I hit the pool for a swim and some leg strengthening work. We ate the complimentary continental breakfast which was a challenge. I had 1 slice of whole wheat toast with real butter and an egg on it, a bowl of instant oatmeal and a small (6 oz. ) orange juice.
For snack that day I had a banana and protein bar. For lunch we went to Subway and I ordered a Turkey Breast Sub on Wheat with all veggies (except jalapenos) and dressing on the side, which I used very sparingly. I drank water and didn't have any chips. Later that evening, I had another protien bar and banana. I also did Ab Ripper X at about 4 pm..just for fun! For dinner (at like 8:30 pm!) we had a homemade taco salad...no chips though. Just lettuce, salsa, cheese, taco meat and beans and fruit for dessert (honey dew melon, cantalope, watermelon and strawberries). I think that day went pretty decent.
Now onto today..Saturday, Day 26. Not So Good. First of all, I ended up sleeping all night on my MIL's couch. I woke up feeling HORRIBLE. My whole body was aching and I wasn't sure if it was from sleeping on the couch...or if I actually didn't feel good. As the day wore on, I realized I was feeling crappier and crappier. I had NO energy whatsoever. We all walked down the street a couple of blocks to a garage sale and it was about all I could do to get there and back! I had such good intentions too. I got up first thing this morning and put on my work out clothes and totally intended to go running or try to do my CardioX video. It became apparent that I was not up to par when I took a shower and the water hitting my skin actually hurt. Shaving felt like I was scraping my skin off. My neck was beginning to ache and it hurt to swallow. ICK. Then we went to Wal-Mart to pick up some sunscreen and I had to make a mad-dash to the bathroom where I wasn't sure if I was gonna barf or what. I'll spare you the details...but I think I lost a few pounds in the Wal-Mart bathroom.
On top of all that, we've done BAD with our eating today. I've given it a sincere earnest effort...but this is what we had:
Lunch: Ham, potato salad, homemade mac-n-cheese, garlic bread, fruit salad, rum cake.
Dinner: Fried catfish, fresh pineapple, baked fries, baked beans, mud pie.
Whew! I can't believe I ate all that. I did try to eat a LOT of the healthier things and VERY little of the un-healthy things...but still..I'm sure I messed up BIG TIME today.
Tomorrow is not looking good either. We are supposed to be having lunch with Matt's mamaw tomorrow after church and then to the park for a birthday party.
Oh well...at least one thing is for sure...come Monday...or maybe Tuesday---it will be back to normal and back on track. Until then...I promise to give it my best.
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