So I did it.
I rolled my eyes at my reflection, asked Avery and a friend to play quietly for 5 minutes, shut the door, took off my shoes...and marched right up to that ugly, off white, sears addition digital scale and said "Here I am, Give it to me!!"
Then quickly closed my eyes and thought how stupid that was to say to an enemy...........
Verdict: 2 months of no running, no gym and add in the holidays and an 11 day vacation...I gained 6lbs.
I'm not going to lie, I was excited. Why you ask? well, because it's not nearly as bad as I thought it was in my head when I first noted the small pudge in my tummy after stepping out of the shower last week. (WHY DO THEY PLACE THE MIRROR AND VANITY DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM WHERE YOU SHOWER NAKED?!) Since Evan and I are gearing up for 3 different 5ks in the next 6 weeks and we're home again and regaining our old schedule and routine I know I'll be back on the road running and visiting the gym my regular 3-5 times a week so it's mainly just getting back to cooking healthier and grocery shopping smarter.
I love how not defeated I feel about all this. The me from this time last year would have opened up her favorite pint of ice cream and added some cookie dough into the pity party mix on the couch pulling an all-nighter with junk food and tears.
So I guess...it's 3 cheers for not gaining more than I could have? Meh, it sounds good in my head.
Healthy Living Chick took a break from the balance she was finally getting used to, I am human after all, it was bound to happen. Guess it's time to cinch up the belt and get to doing things the healthy and balanced way. I'm ready to start cooking meals again!!! (so look for a few dinner menu things popping up on the blog)
Next up: Getting a clean bill of health for the new year. I have my eye exam this week (glasses will be prescribed I just know it) followed by my dental check up and then the oh so fabulous lady doc visit. Also a BIG announcement to come soon and since I'm just way too impatient....look for a fun GIVEAWAY coming in a few weeks.
Hope you have a relaxing Sunday!