Sunday, September 30, 2012
We are finally getting to go on vacation next week!! We were pretty much trapped here all summer because of Reiko working ridiculously long hours and her kidney stones. Now we finally get to get away. We're going to the coast and we're hitting up Corpus, Port A, and then S. Padre. We'll be gone almost a week and I can't wait!!
I promised myself I would get in some exercise while I was there and I've got a plan in place. I know that two of the hotels we're staying at have a gym, so that is definitely an option. But I should take advantage of being at the beach and get outside and get some fresh air. So, I'm thinking some brisk walks up and down the coast are in order. Plus. I have my laptop which means I can also do some of the downloaded videos I have or take a DVD or two with me.
As you can see the problem is not lack of equipment, opportunity, space, etc. The problem is motivation, will, drive, and determination! I say the same thing every time we go on vacation, no matter where we go. "This time is going to be different. I'm going to go to the gym. I'm going to go for a walk. I'll take my resistance bands with me for some ST, etc." And you know what? It NEVER happens. We get to where we're going and I start to tell myself I'm on vacation and I should enjoy it. I can workout when I get back. This is my time to have fun and relax.
My other problem is of course food. I love going to the coast and sipping fruity island drinks with oranges and cherries for garnish, eating lots of fried seafood, telling myself that it's ok because we're on vacation. You're supposed to throw caution to the wind and enjoy yourself. Going into calorie overload isn't that big of a deal because I'll get back on track as soon as we get back to town. Well I've gotten on and off the track so much this year my boarding pass is falling apart.
There's nothing wrong with starting over, but I do feel I've taken it to the extreme. I feel if I could just have one vacation where I did the right thing most of the time and only allowed myself a few splurges, I'd be able to do it all the time. I'd see I could still have fun and enjoy myself without feeling "deprived".
I've talked to Reiko about what I want to do and she backs me 100% She's an early riser anyway so she's all about going down to the beach for a walk in the morning. I know I can do this, I just have to DO it! Wish me luck folks!