While I really wanted to go walking on 7 consecutive days, I realised that what I needed was a rest day. My feet were sore, my legs were sore and I was tired. I think I need to build up a little more fitness and strength before I get to this goal. And so, yesterday, I did not go on my lunch walk. I am ok with that, it was the right choice. This morning I got up, got dressed in my exercise clothes and was ready to go again. It was good to go out today. I plan to go out on Saturday and Sunday but might stick to 30 minutes each day. This weekend is also not a typical weekend.
I am going away, it is a retreat for the chorus I sing with. It is not a health retreat with massages and day spas but rehearsals all day. It is also the first time I will be away from my little boy overnight. I am excited and nervous. The retreat should be a blast. Food wise, I have decided to take all my own food. I know what the food is like on these retreats as I catered for one once. It will be higher in carbs and fat and lower in protein than I am used to now. I am not prepared to compromise for 2 days at this point. I hope I get asked why – I am now happier to talk to people I know about the journey I am on. And I hope I am not tempted by the morning teas, afternoon teas and suppers. Actually, I will be tempted but I am not planning to give in. It is not that I can’t eat biscuits and cakes, it is just that I want success more. It is not deprivation, it is a choice that I am happy with. And for the suppers at the end of the long days I have planned to have a little chocolate or biscuits. I am bringing them with me and it will be on my terms. For my food allowance this weekend, I have budgeted for 2 points more a day because I know the weekend will be tiring and I need to make sure I have enough to keep my body fueled.
So there won’t be a ‘New Food Friday’ this week. I am busy packing, shopping, cleaning and spending time with my boy today. He is asleep at the moment and I really need to get moving so that I can have the other things done and we can have some play time this afternoon.
But just to finish – I have a Non Scale Victory! I decided that if I can get my jeans off without undoing the button or the zip that I shouldn’t be wearing them anymore. Today, I retired my Size 24 Jeans. Yeah Baby! I have gone down a size!