If you didn’t notice, I took a little break/vacation from social media recently. I didn’t intend to, but it just sort of happened as a result of having way too many things going on at once (not all work), and spending time with my extended family at the lake (where there was no functional wifi). I can say that I probably drank too much wine over the course of the last week (but I’m not sure whose standards I’m using to measure that—I never had a hangover, so I’m calling it moderate). Being away from blogging made me question whether I really want to keep doing it or not, and I haven’t reached a conclusion yet.
I have a great work opportunity coming up in September, and I think it would be fun and useful to share about it, so I’m just going to regroup for now and see if I can come up with anything useful to write.
I talked to a lot of people about food over the past week, and the topic of eating on vacation came up a lot. I’m feeling great about the choices I made–with the exception of eating fewer organic produce items than normal (and more wine than normal), I really didn’t compromise my way of eating at all. I just made sure that when I was going to be around people, I either ate first, brought my own, or tailored their dishes to fit my needs. People noticed and some didn’t act very supportive, but I know it’s because when someone is “different” than yourself, it’s easy to bristle a bit–it’s threatening in some way, that maybe everyone should question the status quo…and possibly this could mean having to leave the comfort zone.
Besides, I’m past hiding my weird habits and I think it’s unfortunate when my eating makes other people uncomfortable, but it’s important enough to me to stick with it and just try not to make a spectacle of myself (partially successful on that one).
I have a weekend filled with social engagements and work (and hopefully sleep) and working out. I did a killer 15 minute workout on Wednesday that has caused most of my body to be sore …I love that feeling. I can see how my hard work is paying off, and other people have commented on it as well.
Where are you currently in your workout plan? Motivated, unmotivated? Dedicated, regimented, random? The gym, yoga, inside/outside, recreational?
Do you try to blend in with a group in terms of your food preferences or do you just fly the crazy-food flag?