Thursday, May 30, 2013
What we did right on vacation
I do have to say that this trip was full of highs and lows. I will address some of the lows at a later date but today I'm going to give us props for the things we did right.
"Formal" exercise six times.
This is unheard of for us. We've taken our resistance bands on our trips more times than we can count and only last year did they finally see the light of day...once. We always have a couple workouts on the tablet but never seem to make them a priority. This time we did the Upper Body workout our first full day, Stand Up Paddle and Kayaking our 2nd full day (I burned 3200+ calories that morning!), a resistance band workout, a 5K, the lower body workout, kayaking again and pool calisthenics when we had a private pool. We don't count extra activity we get just by walking around but many days we got 3-5 miles in but never counted it.
Fruit and chia smoothies
We found a place that didn't charge your first born per pound for chia seeds and went to farmers markets to get the ingredients for smoothies that helped us de-bloat the year before. I wish I could say it did the same this year but it didn't but I'm at least glad we got in some form of fruit each day.
We fell in love with the Yamamotoyama Hojicha Roasted Green Tea we found at Long's. It's like a strong green tea with a deep black tea color. This is a habit I have at home is starting the day off with green tea and I was glad we kept up the habit there. I loved it so much I found it on Amazon and got 12 boxes of it. (Comes out to like $.13 per bag which isn't bad.)
We stuck with ordering water at 95% of all of our meals. Some of it was to save money, but we are already in that habit and even though a few servers audibly sighed because they weren't going to make more tip money by jacking up our bill total, I didn't care. I wanted to try to get in as much water as I could while we were there because we haven't always been good at that.
What are you doing right lately?
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Labels: Non-scale victories