Wednesday, July 18

how to stick to a diet while on vacation!

what? diet and vacation? that's dumb! i don't diet while on vacation. i'm not a professional fitness model or bodybuilder. and, i'm not so sure they don't take a break while on vacation too. i make sensible, healthy choices everyday, so i can eat and drink whatever the heck i want when it's a special day or vacation!

and, that's exactly what i did this past weekend while in Calgary. our trip was centered around Stampede. how can you not check the diet at the door. i mean bleachers, carnivals, and firework shows...greasy food and sugary drinks are like a prerequisite. pizza, yes! beer, yes! onion rings, yes! crepes, yes! soda, yes! poutine, yes!!! what's poutine you ask? why it's a Canadian delicacy...french fries, brown gravy, cheese curds, and these even had a little truffle's marvelous! (come back friday for more on what we ate and what we did!)

so, i don't stick to a diet for vacations or special occasions. however, i do get back on track the moment the party is over. that first day back is like going through withdrawal from crack. i don't keep bad food in the house, but if someone tossed, let's say, a piece of cake in my garbage, i'd probably eat it. i'm talking, uncovered and sticking to brown banana peels and wet coffee grounds. it's all about detox.

i got back on the wagon as soon as i hit the airport. it was 6:30 in the morning, and i was starving. the only options were bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and donuts. i went with a sausage and egg breakfast sandwich. of course, i didn't eat the croissant...that went in the trash. for the plane, i opted for a big bottle of water since i drank everything except water. oh, and a bag of unsalted, raw almonds to snack on instead of pretzels. once i got home, i didn't feel like cooking dinner, so we had chinese chicken and vegetable sauce (lots of starch and sugar in that goopy stuff). then, almonds and a little sharp cheddar for a late night snack. that was yesterday. today, i had a protein shake for breakfast, roast turkey breast and spinach for lunch, cashews for a snack, and chicken and roasted cauliflower for dinner. i still had naughty nibbles on my mind, but i didn't cheat.

what i'm most proud of is my workout. when Mr. Fit is out of town, i don't work out. i know that's an excuse to be lazy. but, this week...there are no excuses. there are a million things i can do without my husband.

i can even do a crossfit hunny would be so proud!

For time:
Snatch 135 pounds, 30 reps (use 95 pounds, 65 pounds or broomstick as needed)

i can't wait for tomorrow's workout!

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