While coming home was bittersweet, it is nice to get back into a routine. Before leaving, I had made plans to continue a somewhat structured exercise program while being gone. I was going to do body-weight exercises such as push ups, squats, and lunges. I also downloaded several yoga, Pilates, and whole body workouts from Exercise T.V. In addition, I knew I would be walking a lot. It sounded like a good plan. Unfortunately, working out just didn’t work out at all. I walked between 3 and 5 miles daily, but that was my only form of exercise, and I’m totally fine with that. But it’ll be nice to do some “real” workouts again. I still have some Groupons for exercise classes (one for a barre-type workout and one for suspension training), and I can’t wait to give them a try.
I also ate a few too many comfort foods while I was gone. And I indulged in some good wine and/or beer almost daily. Plus, it was the start of “ice cream season.” I’m glad I allowed myself all the treats, but now it’s time to “clean” things up a bit. I’m really looking forward to all the spring produce, juicing, and working in my little garden.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip:
I didn’t have a chance to spend a lot of time online while I was gone, so I’m also looking forward to catching up once I have settled in a bit.
Questions: What are you looking forward to at the moment? Do any of your routines (eating, working out, work, etc.) need some “spring cleaning?”