Okay, the trip to the Valley was FABULOUS!!! I had not seen my friend for 33 years. She looks different, but she's the same. We are both about 50 lbs overweight! LOL!! At least I wasn't the only one! Well....the eating plan I had for myself flew out the window sometime after I left Prescott and made my first pit stop. I have learned that I equate road trips with junk food. I had chips and a diet soda--not TOO horrible, but that was just the beginning! I had Nachos for dinner and a margarita. The next day I had no breakfast, but a hamburger and fries for "brunch". Dinner was pot roast, potatoes, carrots, and a Teensy bit of gravy. THEN.....we had a big girl "slumber party". Me, Glenna, and Yulon (her sister). We rented "The Other Boleyn Sister" and P.S I love you! BOTH great movies. We drank about a bottle of wine each, ate chocolate ice cream, nuts, jerky, who knows what else! We stayed up til 3:00 am. I slept on the couch and got up around 9:00, showered, and got ready to make the trip home. I felt YUCKY! My tummy felt raw, I had some "poopy" issues, and I was dehydrated. I had a headache (still do) from the wine and lack of sleep. I got home around 3:00--had to go grocery shopping. I bought all my stuff for menus I made last week. I am stocked and ready to eat right!
I did my workout this morning, but I was lagging. I felt no strength, hurt my knee--because I did not warm up right. Generally felt yucky. I did not do intervals, did not do my pushups (for my other challenge) I will see how the day goes. I'm hoping that I can do them tonight when I get home. More than likely not--will have to do them tomorrow.
I have learned:
Lack of sleep takes away your drive
Lack of sleep makes you weak
Eating crap does the same thing
Eating crap makes me feel bad about myself
What else I have learned:
My body does not tolerate junk anymore--I have been eating a healthy lifestyle for a couple of years now--only having junk every now and then. Each time I do it, I SWEAR I won't do it again!
I really don't like the junk I ate--I feel yucky
My body thrives on lean meats, veggies, and good carbs
My BRAIN thrives on 8-9 hours of sleep
My body functions well when I eat, sleep and drink what I should
I have a fabulous accountability group here at FYM
I can accept that I've fallen off the wagon, but it is EASY to get back on!
Next trip I will KNOW better. I am not letting anything else get in the way of this challenge! I am glad to be home and back to my schedule.