I have a lot to say, so get ready. Also, I’m on a plane right now so I’m not being restricted by time.
Today’s post is dedicated to the good parts of this past week. It was an extremely stressful/busy time for me, but it’s all winding down now. So I can breathe one big sigh of relief and look back to be thankful for all the good parts.
- Being able to work remotely for five days instead of having to take vacation.
- Spending some quality time with my family in the little time that I wasn’t working.
Writing this blog post on the plane – such a great way to use up time.
- Attending two amazing weddings (a cousin and a college friend).
- Seeing friends I haven’t seen in quite awhile – this includes college friends I haven’t seen in a couple years.
- Experiencing rain for the first time in awhile. I love you, San Diego, but you deprive me of interesting weather.
- Getting a new retainer — I know this is a weird highlight, but thanks to my job, I’ve gotten slightly crazy about taking care of my teeth.
- And lastly, I have a story about my flight problems that worked out for the better:
I’ve pretty much known this entire time that my flights would be screwed up because I can’t even remember the last time I flew without having delays, cancelled flights, or missed flights (I’m lookin’ at you, Christmas flights). Somehow, it worked for the better this time. I’m one of those people who will book terrible flights just to save some money. As a result, when I have connecting flights and the first is delayed, catching the second flight is either impossible or highly unlikely. Well as I was on the way to the airport this morning, I got a call from Delta, saying my first flight was delayed by an hour. Seeing as how I only had an hour between my connecting flights, I knew I wouldn’t catch the second one. So I called Delta up and booked different connecting flights.
And here I am in San Diego…about an hour early. Still kind of amazed how well this all worked out. Big shout-out to Matt for keeping watch on my flight status and helping me figure out a new one. He’s a baller.
End of P90X Phase 1 + Recent Meals
One month down, two to go! This past month has definitely been a challenge for a few reasons:
- Workouts have been pushing me to a new level, which I love – I am sooooo close to being able to do a pull-up!
- The program is time consuming. This has been especially difficult when I’m traveling and have guests at home.
- Eating healthy, especially a high-protein diet, feels impossible when staying at other people’s homes or at hotels.
Considering these challenges, I think I’ve been doing pretty well. I’ve been noticing weights getting easier; I squeezed in each day’s workout all last week; and I haven’t eaten too horribly. I’ve had to eat a lot of granola bars, snack mixes, and PB&J’s, but besides that (and a few moments of weakness here or there), here’s an idea of some of the meals I’ve been eating:
Breakfast: cereal or oatmeal
Lunch: sandwich (lunchmeat/veggies, eggs, or PB&J), lettuce/veggie salad, salmon patty, Chipotle bowl (YUM), etc.
Dinner: steak with mushrooms and salad, chicken with potato and veggies, burger and veggies, enchiladas, pizza, etc.
Snacks: fruit, yogurt with fruit, etc.
It’s not all the most P90X Phase 1-friendly, but I’ve been trying to stick to a healthy diet without being a complete pain in the arse to everyone I’m with. Sure, I probably could have avoided the free chocolate we got from a hotel, but it was dark, so I like to think it was healthy. Ha. The good news, though, is that I’m not craving junk food like I used to. Funny how that works. Matt informed me he stocked up on healthy produce over the weekend, so I’m strangely excited to get back in the swing of making healthier choices. Gotta say…having a buddy in this definitely helps. Phase 2 starts today….all I have to say is LET’S DO THIS.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!