It’s the most wonderful time of the year…with all the store shopping…and holiday show hopping…it’s the hap-happiest season of all…with those holiday greetings and Weight Watchers meetings…
I truly love this time of year! I love to bundle up in a warm sweater, drink hot cocoa, go look at Christmas lights, and watch Rudolph (happy 50th buddy!) on tv.
My girlfriend and I had a girls weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN this weekend…we rolled up in town to beautiful decorations and blowing snow! Talk about the holiday feeling!
I learned some really important lessons this weekend – I’m talking shock and awe!
1) You can walk all day, but not get anywhere
Huh? Yes, that’s right. We were in the holiday spirit and on the search for great presents…and literally on our feet for days. One day, we left for breakfast, and didn’t get back until around 9 and I still DID NOT meet my FitBit step goal for the day. My legs and feet were throbbing, but we had fun shopping (Like my cute embroidered towel I purchased over the weekend? “He sees you when you’re eating” I love the subtle reminder to watch what I eat this holiday season) That brings me to…
2) It is so easy to overestimate your activity
That day, I didn’t even hit 7,000 steps. Yesterday, we attended the Southern Christmas Show, and were on our feet from 10am to around 4p, walking the expo, and once again, I didn’t meet my 10k step goal. Before an activity tracker…I would have WAY overestimated my calorie burn.
3) It’s a lot easier to walk 2 miles in 30 minutes, than 3 miles in 6 hours
Yes, Southern Christmas Show…I’m talking about you.
4) It’s ok to have a day of rest
I really don’t like to have a day of rest…not from my activity. I feel like I’m going to totally blow it…because I know if you DON’T workout, it is hard to start back. But, sometimes, you have to listen to your body. Today, my knees have been hurting. This isn’t normal for my system…so, I’m going to listen, let them have a day of rest, and get moving tomorrow.
5) If you usually weigh-in on Saturday morning without eating, then weigh-in on Tuesday at noon, you’ll gain.
Well…I knew that. I’m not upset. I am not a number on a scale. I know I didn’t really gain. I play the “wear the lightest clothes you own, don’t eat, and don’t drink” game on Saturday mornings. But, I weighed in Tuesday, and attended a meeting…even though I knew I couldn’t make my regular Saturday meeting. So, “Bravo Star” for me!
Current Pounds Lost: 42.4