We went out of town this past week. My sister-in-law became a U.S. citizen on Tuesday so we wanted to be there to support her, and to show our boys what an honor and privilege it is to be a citizen here. Once the ceremony was over we went up to my in-law’s to have the boys visit my Mother-in-law in the rehab center. She is doing much better, but she does have a long way to go.
While we were gone I had intended to continue my workouts, but it was much harder to actually fit it in while completely out of my home. I ran on the treadmill at the hotel Tuesday morning but nothing else (unless you count walking around the Smithsonian museum) until today. I also didn’t count any calories and I did indulge in some chocolate and a lot of eating out.
The net result is that I gained a pound. But I also gained a new-found appreciation for how eating right and exercising makes me feel. While I was not working out or counting calories I felt sluggish and just blah. I definitely feel better and have more energy when I work out and want to continue feeling that way. Having that week off was such a good thing for my continued motivation.