Monday, August 30, 2010
This weekend was a testament to how much my life has changed. My sister and I drove to Moses Lake, WA to see a concert at the Gorge Amphitheater. We were both a bit apprehensive about this trip because the gorge trips have always had the theme, 'eat, drink and be merry.' Times they are a-changin'.
We decided that on the way up we would climb Multnomah Falls. 1 mile. Straight up. Tina ran and I power walked. At the top, we both did jumping jacks and pushups. Then we both ran to the bottom and did crunches. According to my trusty bodybugg, I burned 756 calories in about 30 minutes. Intense! Then we hit the road and made our way to the Gorge. We also made a deal that for every mile we drove, I would do a jumping jack and she would do a crunch. We decided that ultimately we would do either a crunch, pushup or jumping jack so that we would get an all around good workout. We set up camp and then decided that our activities would best be suited for completion in the restroom because we don't want to give any townie a heartattack. Haha. The grand total for each of us was 400 and I must say that I am very proud. We brought healthy snacks, had sandwiches for lunch and dinner and drank 55 calorie beers. Total calorie burn for Saturday was 4126. Completely crazy! We didn't commit to working out yesterday, but I still managed to burn 3026 calories from all the walking and dancing in the car we did. Haha.
This week is going to be completely crazy. Tonight I have an hour long training session scheduled. Tomorrow I pack. Wednesday I work a half day and then hit the road for an overnighter in Seattle. Thursday we drive from Seattle to Moses Lake. Game on! I know I can be active on vacation. I know I can make good choices. The hardest part for me is not stressing about everything I put in my mouth. It's my birthday for pete's sake. I should be able to eat, drink and be merry. Then I should probably run a marathon or something to get back on track. I just worry that I won't get back on track or that I will have done so much damage that I can't get back to where I was before. It's ridiculous, but it's true. This whole process is more mental than anything. I am at constant battle with all of the negative thoughts in my head. Some days I win and some days I don't.