The weather was really crazy this morning....wild wind and lots of rain. Made the roads dangerous and us get started a bit late waiting for everyone to arrive. But, the EXCEED session today in West Babylon went off without a hitch today, and even ended a few minutes early! I love when I can wrap it up early and still get the full impact. It's nice for the associates attending but also me!
There has been lots of continued stress over the past 3 days....continued delays at each airport which involved waiting on the tarmac, some issues at each conference room, and a TON of driving. I drove over 500 miles total between Wednesday and this moment. Yeah, that's exhausting in case you weren't sure.
I can PROUDLY say that I did NOT turn to food to help cope with my stress. I had tons of opportunities with all the trail mix and M&Ms that were abundant in my sessions. But I left them in the trunk after I left each one and munched on fruits and veggies instead on my LONG drives. My "dessert splurge" last night was a fiber one 90 bar, a little individual packet of peanut butter (less than 1 Tablespoon) and a 100 calorie pack of pistachios. Delicious treat and healthy. I had more opportunity to go crazy at each of my hotel breakfast lineups because they both had my Achilles heel when it comes to bread....biscuits....
Instead, for breakfast yesterday I had a couple tablespoons of oatmeal (it was kinda blah, I had to mix some walnuts in just to make it tolerable), a small scoop of scrambled eggs, and a banana. Then today I had an egg white omelet with lots of veggies and no cheese (eek gad, crazy I know!) with salsa on top. I love when hotel's have omelet stations- so awesome! I also went to town on some melon and pineapple. Y'all know I love melons of all kinds! ;)
I also tried out the recumbent bike with my darn foot on Thursday morning. Although it's still quite painful to walk in any type of sneaker, I was able to get through a 30 minute workout on the recumbent bike- thanks to a good book to keep me company. I repeated that again for a 35 minute random hill workout this morning on the recumbent Also did my progressive clamshell sets (make glute work) and some nice, hard ab work. I always feel better after a good sweat. It's vital for my sanity.
|My foot this morning. Ouch!|
Since the world has officially not ended....we are celebrating tonight with a formal party at a friend's house- I can't wait! Now I just have to get my butt home and figure out which dress to wear....