Saturday we decided to do a little shopping. We went out in the afternoon and hit a few stores with the girls. We stopped at chick-fil-a for lunch where I had a salad and the girls got to play for a while. That night, I cooked a pork tenderloin and a great salad with roasted green beans. It was very good and very healthy. For dessert we had watermelon and the kids had some low fat ice cream. We swam for about 2 hours after dinner and played with the new pool volleyball net which was tons of fun.
Sunday we were more lazy. I cooked breakfast for everyone, eggs and bacon (I ate one piece). That stuff is just too greasy for me these days. I had some fresh tomato slices on the side which is one of my favorite summer breakfasts. For lunch we had left overs. We stayed in most of the day, watched movies and played cards with the kids. That night we grilled steak on the grill and corn on the cob. It was the first beef I've had in a long time. It was heavenly. With that we served a salad with fresh strawberries, walnuts and bell peppers with balsamic vinaigrette. It was soooooo good! Again that night we swam for a long time and played in the pool.
Monday morning we got up super early. We had to be at the parade rally point by 8am. The kids and I along with our friend and his son who takes TKD class with us rode over there together. It was hot. Especially in our long sleeves and pants! I was surprised to find out that we wouldn't just be smiling and waving as we walked through the parade route. No. Actually we did kicking drills along the way about 10-12 times. After we'd have to run to catch up with the rest of the parade! It was quite a workout and can I say how freaking proud I am that I was able to do that?!? The parade route was about 2.5 miles in total. I never ever in a million years could have done all that a year ago!
Here's a few pics of me in the parade
|That's me in the last row. Green belt and sunglasses!|
|BACK KICK! During our Kicking drills.|
|Reverse punch! HO!|
After the parade we headed home for a shower! We grilled hot dogs and sausages for lunch. I had a chicken sausage, no bun with kraut and salad on the side. Fruit salad for dessert. Then we watched a movie and swam for HOURS! We took a break at dinner and grilled burgers. I had mine without a bun and it tasted so awesome. We had ice cold watermelon for dessert. The kids had cookies our friends brought over. I splurged and had margaritas by the pool. I'll admit I didn't track calories that day, but I have a good idea of how many I ate. Too many, but between the parade and all the swimming I know I burned a TON of calories that day.
Yesterday my BFF, her kids and my Aunt left to go back to Oklahoma. It's good to have the house back, but I miss them anyway. I was sooOOOoooOOOoooooo tired yesterday. We didn't get to bed until 11pm and I had to work yesterday of course! I missed my regular TKD class since I went home to say good bye. I really wanted to skip the exercise, but I made myself go to a later class last night. Today I am dying. My legs are so sore from the parade and the swimming AND from the new crescent kick I learned in class yesterday. Last night I went home and I was in bed by 9:30pm.
Today I'm way too sore to workout so I decided to rest today. I forgot to weigh on Monday. I forgot to weigh yesterday. I weighed last night and was up a few pounds, but considering I usually weigh in the morning naked, I didn't feel too bad about it. I know I'm up a little just form water retention because I'm puffy, but I'm overall happy with how I'm doing. My clothes aren't tight, in fact I'm wearing a new XL dress today which is likely going to be too big very soon. I think I'll quit buying clothes. At least it was on sale for under $20.
I know I have a long way to go. I still have a lot of weight to lose. I realize I splurged more than I should have this weekend, but I'm pleased that I got right back on track after the holiday. This is what "real life" is going to be like forever for me. Living a healthy lifestyle. Staying active. Eating well most of the time. Occasionally having a splurge, those will be few and far between. After them I'll be getting right back on track. Even my idea of a splurge has changed.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this weekend was that I know overall I was healthy with my choices and I had a great time. I did something by marching in the parade that I never dreamed I'd do and I was able to do it without much difficulty. That makes me really proud of myself. I wasn't perfect this weekend, but I did my best. I love my life now! I'm never going back.