I just got back from a four day trip to Houston with a girlfriend followed by four days in Las Vegas with my husband for a conference. I feel like all I have done is eat, drink, eat some more and then finally, eat. The good news is, I am usually one who likes to work out on vacation. I am a workout “hobbyist”. If I am in a “big” city, I enjoy trying a new workout that I may have never done before. If I am at the beach, nothing beats a jog (walk) alongside the crashing waves or some yoga or Pilates oceanside. But this trip? I just wasn’t feeling it! I wanted to enjoy the amazing restaurants, see the sights, and worry about my diet “tomorrow”. I will say, I walked EVERYWHERE. My feet feel so raw in addition to my bloat! But you know what? That’s ok! It’s Sunday morning, we got home late last night and I am ready to reset.
I woke up this morning after letting myself sleep in. Not setting an alarm is a luxury I relish and I am a person who needs a lot of sleep. My first step after rise and shine? I drank a mixture of warm water, cayenne pepper, and the juice from a whole lemon and took a shot of apple cider vinegar (ACV). Was it delicious? No. Was it palatable? Yes. And I feel like it helps detox my body after treating it poorly several days in a row.
Note: The ACV shot should be followed by a TON of water. It can hurt your teeth so don’t brush them right afterwards either.
Since it’s Sunday, my gym is closed but Douglas and I wanted to do something active. We walked our neighborhood and then did a thirty-minute workout DVD. This is not my ideal activity but the point is, I did what I could with what I had! I was so proud of us after we worked out! We both felt less jet lagged, bleary eyed, and full from all the debauchery of the past week. I have learned that after I mess up my diet or fitness routine, instead of saying, screw it, lets go to hibachi! (even though this sometimes seems logical) I feel so much better if I hit the pavement, go to the gym or make a green smoothie. I feel like me again in no time! Oh and words to live by from my dear friend David, put the bottle/fork down, honey!