After being on vacation for nearly a week and a half, it was not easy to get up for work this morning… I had been dreading this day since last week…actually, since two Thursday’s ago when my holidays started.
But it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Being back at work catching up with everyone (and everything, holy emails Batman) gave me a sense of comfort.
Sometimes when I am not in my usual routine I feel a bit weird. As great as it is to be off and doing my own thing, I actually enjoy structure. I think I might need structure. Otherwise I may just leisure all day. I am excited to get back into my schedule, my regular eating and workout habits, and my regular blogging habits!
Recap posts of my adventures are fun to write, but they take a lot longer and I struggle with not making them just a running commentary of what went down. I really prefer to just write about every day activities. Those posts are much shorter, and I like that I can really just concentrate on the little things, and make it more funny. One of my favourite posts I have written was Hide Ya Lunch, and that was just a solo incident about a lunch thief that was loose in my building.
Also, I did not work out last week at all. No running, no BodyPump, no gym, nothing. I swam for basically an entire day, if that counts. I hiked a few times, did yoga on the dock, went kayaking for a few hours, and cut some seeeerious rug on the dance floor.
I squeezed in active activities where I could, but I didn’t actually exercise. No BodyPump, no running, and no gym. I’m not sure when last week I decided I was going to be all lazy-pants and take a week off, but as of today I am baaaaack. I will be going for a run tonight, and I’m sure it’s going to suck, but I’m doing it!
I also ate pretty crappily. I snuck in some healthy meals, but I snacked like nobody’s business. Many foods that I typically do not eat on a regular basis made it into my belly, like chips, and packaged cookies.
But today I welcomed healthy eating back into my life with open arms, starting with breakfast.
A toasted whole wheat English muffin topped with PB & Ando’s grandma’s strawberry jam, with an unpictured banana on the side.
And for lunch I topped a big ol’ salad (including baby spinach, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sliced red pepper and goat cheese) with a cut up fire roasted chicken burger (from M&M Meat Shops) that Andmo and I enjoyed last night for dinner.
We had leftovers so I packed one along with my lunch today. It definitely kicked my salad up a notch!
Sure, I am already excited for the weekend, but being back to normal feels good.
How do you feel when you come back from vacation?