Saturday, November 26, 2011

I'm back!

Actually, I've been back two weeks now. I just haven't gotten around to writing a blog post, partly because I've been jetlagged and busy, and partly because I have this notion that I have to make my "back from vacation" post long and special. These kinds of thoughts have put me off blogging before, so I'll just jump right into it, and maybe write a couple of shorter posts about my vacation instead.

It was a really wonderful vacation! :D I loved the sun and warmth and just being able to relax and do nothing. The only problem is that is was quite a shock coming back to cold and dark Norway! I really don't know why I live here when I'm allergic to the cold and darkness, I must be in the wrong place...

Health wise, I did pretty good, although I could have been better (of course). I didn't overeat most days, and I was mindful of what I put in my mouth. I didn't stay away from sweets and desserts, but I tried to take cues from my body and only eat when I was hungry, and stop when I was full. That worked out all right.

I started out great with the exercise - I was running each morning in the beginning. Then I ended up blistering so bad that I was limping when I walked (quite literally!), and I had to take a rest. Somehow, I never got back into the exercise groove. Next time I'm bringing mole skin!

I quickly noticed that my running hiatus had wreaked havoc on my shape. :( So I've found a program called Ease into 10k, that I'll do after Christmas to get back in shape. Until then, I'm alternating between running 4X4 intervals, shredding and Zumba.

I didn't meet my goal of maintaining my weight, but I wasn't too far off. After the worst of the water weight had disappeared, I was up about 1,5 kg. Not too bad for an all-inclusive two week vacation! :) The most important thing is that I'm back on track again, and I haven't let the vacation ruin my momentum. So all in all I'm okay with my efforts. I'm especially proud that I managed to stay off the overeating trap, while still enjoying desserts every day and never feeling like I was on a diet.

I'll write more another time, now I'll go check out my Google Reader. I haven't dared check it yet, I'm guessing it will be pretty full....


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