Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Vacation Chronicles - Chapter 3; Been There Done That

In means of a quick recap...
 I've spent the last week in Duck Beach, North Carolina. It is probably one of the coolest places I've ever been.
 We spent a lot of time on the beach.
 We karaoked.
 We relaxed at our awesome beach house.

 We rode bikes all over Corolla.
 So. Much. Fun.
 We made lots of new friends.
We had some good eats. 
 It was such an incredible vacation. I already can't believe it's come and gone. Please cross your fingers that Utah decided summer was going to happen this year while I was gone.
That being said. I haven't worked out since Monday. Monday. MONDAY??
It's kind of freaking me out I'll be honest. 
I'm not counting walks, bike rides, morning yoga...those were more leisure than anything. We were definitely active, but I mean like a real, break a sweat workout. I can't even tell you the last time that I didn't put in a real workout 5 days in a row.
I said I'm freaked out, but more than anything I'm freaked out because I'm OK with the break. I think it has been really good for me. I tend to be obsessive about my workouts and my food. As I mentioned before I was still very careful with my food, it's kind of just second nature at this point. HOWEVER, I tried really hard to just be mentally OK with taking a break for once. I know that the body needs rest periods, and I think my foot probably appreciates the break as well.

I'm excited to get back to my routine. I am excited to put some good workout time in. I'm trying to ignore the little voice in my head that is telling me I probably gained 10 lbs while I was gone because I KNOW I didn't. I really am grateful for the break, and I am excited to get back to it as well.

Because of my job and my passions and hobbies exercise and eating healthy are what I think about all the time. I never escape it, and I'm OK with that. The reason I enjoy my job so much is because those are my passions. Sometimes it does get hard for me to remember that I need to separate myself from my job...that I'm still an awesome person even if I miss a workout...or FIVE. Let's be honest what is more fun... bike rides/beaching/gaming/laughing with friends/sitting by the pool or stressing over when you're going to get your workout in? For the record...I think you can, and sometimes should fit both in, but for this week I pick the first option. And I feel good about it.


Don't you want to visit Duck Beach now? You should. Do you feel guilty when you don't work out, or are you ok with taking some time off every now and again? I am working on this one. :) So long Duck Beach...been there. Done that...and I'd do it again in a heart beat!

13 comments:

Mrs. JM said...

oh my goodness, it looks beautiful there! i hear you on missing-workout-anxiety. i'm BAD. because i'm TERRIFED of falling out of the routine right into old, bad habits. just today, i didn't get to run this morning (unless i wanted to go at 4:30 by myself). i'm stressing it. i'll go tomorrow.

p.s. it's supposed to be beautiful here today in the great state of utah. i'm crossing my fingers!

Julia said...

What an amazing trip! your pics are awesome! I am so glad you could take some time for yourself with your friends and just relax :) I am sure it was SO worth it!

Ashley said...

A blog reader of mine directed me to your blog after you posted about eating in the airport. I was just about to head out on vacation, and just recently (March 1st) started trying to achieve a much more healthy lifestyle.

I am freaking out a bit about the whole off schedule thing. And I am trying to enjoy a little bit of food while still making much better decisions than I used to. Luckily I have gotten in a 4.5 mile run and a 3 mile walk, but I do feel like I really need to get in a good workout!

Crossing my fingers that I'm not gaining ten pounds. I look forward to reading more of your blog!

Rachelle Wardle said...

It looks like you had such an amazing vacation Megan. I honestly think part of the beauty of vacations is realizing how much we love routine. It is always nice to get away but always nice to get back as well.

I am so glad you posted about this because I definitely deal with the guilt of not working out while on vacation. Thanks for sharing and travel home safe!

Love ya girl!

Rochelle said...

Yes I want to visit Duck beach and you are so funny about feeling bad about missing workouts..but I've gotten that way too! I'm one of those people now...I even hate rest days sometimes!

Oh and PS - did you ever find out about getting me a receipt for the boot camp? PS I miss your face!!!

Kelsey said...

Duck beach looks so pretty!

Allie said...

OMG so jealous. Those pics are awesome and looks like you had a blast!

Stefanie D. said...

I am loving all of the pictures! So beautiful! Totally jealous of your little Vaca. :)

Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

that house looks SO cute! so glad you had a fun time! thank goodness for summer vacations!

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