the long road to healthy

September 15, 2009

haste ye back

Filed under: family, fitness, keeping it real — karena @ 7:18 pm

We’re back, and slowly attempting to get back to normal life, whatever that is.  Scotland was…. awesome.  Incredible.  Bonny.  My husband and I spent a good portion of our time there trying to figure out if there was really, truly, a way we could stay there permanently.  We both know it’s simply not practical, but, oh!  In our hearts we desperately wish it were!  It was two weeks of relaxation, luscious surroundings, enjoying each other and the kids, and visiting with good friends.  And the bonus?  No internet.  Funny, I imagined I’d go stir crazy without it, but it was wonderful.  No constant e-mail checking, no blog updates, no mindless celebrity gossip.  I’ve actually been loathe to sit down at the computer since we returned home on Sunday.

I gained back nearly two pounds over the two weeks we were gone.  Actually, I’m rather amazed that it was only that much.  Oh, I had such high aspirations!  I took my mat, and plenty of Hilary and Elsie podcasts to keep me motivated.  But the lure of the pub, and good conversation, and freshly caught fish and chips… it was all too much.  I drank too much, ate too much, and relaxed too much.

But now… sigh… we’re back.  Jillian has been busting my ass for the last two days.  Hundreds of loads of laundry have been done.  Billing has been caught up.  Healthy food is being ingested.  There’s no way I’m ready to weigh in tomorrow, but I’m trying to get back on track.  And that’s got to count for something.



  1. welcome back! hey, i call that MAINTENANCE! you did good, girl! (I once gained 7 from a cruise. no joke) so good for you and welcome back to the wagon!

    Comment by christieo — September 15, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

  2. That DEFINITELY counts for something. 2 pounds over 2 weeks while on vacation is amazing!

    Comment by Thea @ Im A Drama Mama — September 15, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

  3. Visiting from the Sisterhood and thought I’d give you some encouragement. Vacation is the worst for me because of all the yummy restaurant food. But you’ve done really well!! Keep it up, those two pounds will be gone in no time.

    Comment by Jessica — September 16, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

  4. You are amazing!! 2 pounds is nothin’ compared to a wonderful vacation!! Jillian will kick your butt off really fast, so don’t worry about it! Sounds like you had an awesome time.

    Comment by Ann G — September 17, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

  5. Thanks to all! I’m still finding my rhythm, but I promise I’ll be back and posting with the Sisterhood soon!

    Comment by karena — September 18, 2009 @ 9:23 am

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