Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We Are Back

The toddler and I are back from our trip visiting my family. We are very grateful for the time we got to spend with everyone, especially my dad. But we also missed hubby terribly.

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.” Smile 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?”

Be well,