Thursday, February 6, 2014

O my ....

Hello all!  I had an awesome workout yesterday! 45 minutes on the recumbant bike and a solid lower body strength training and abs routine.  I've been extremely lacking in strength training lately and I don't understand why I haven't been able to get my head back in that part of the game.  Sometimes it bothers my feet- but not always and I just tend to cling to that lame excuse and not even try anything.  I know that if I work on strength it will help with my foot recovery as well, but I just keep making excuses.  Well this is my second solid strength training workout in less than a week! My last one was Friday- so that's progress!

I'm gearing up for what will be a crazy, stressful, and extremely exhausting week.  I'm leaving for Phoenix, AZ tomorrow morning where I will be staying at the gorgeous JW Marriott resort for 7 days.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Gorgeous, huh? Unlike my trip last year to Disney, I won't have a single day off while I'm there.  So, I have to make sure I find ways to fit in workouts even given earlier starts than usual.  We are facilitating or presenting in some way every day of the session- Monday-Friday.  Saturday and Sunday will be a little more relaxed because those will be practice days in jeans.  And the best thing about this trip is I'll be seeing an old high school friend when I fly in tomorrow!

Looks like I will need to get my butt in bed by 9, so I can get up at 4am to get a workout in!  I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that every early morning workout will be worth it and help me start my day on the right foot.  I just need to somehow get my butt in bed early enough to get some decent sleep.

I'm really proud of a solid 3.2 lb weight loss at WW this week!  I'm still about 10 lbs over my goal- but at least I'm not 15 lbs over goal anymore! lol!  That binge in Portland is behind me and I have every reason in the world to eat well on this trip.  Typically the food at these conferences are great and offer a lot of healthy options- and a fair share of unhealthy as well, so I have to be dedicated to making good choices and not taking the easy way out with just eating what is "ok."  Or, the trap I fall into often...eating a great meal, but then having dessert every meal..  It's so easy to do that at these conferences- and my health and waste line depends on me NOT doing that!  I can have dessert once or twice during the week, but not twice a day!

What tips do you have on getting to bed early?


  1. Well, getting up early every day (5:30) assures I fall asleep by 9pm, whether I want to or not! Lol

    1. Crossing my fingers that will help me! I should be so exhausted every night that a 9pm bedtime looks good ;)

  2. Getting to bed early? Oh...No, I was never really good at that. :-p