By the look of my blog lately, all I do is go away for the weekend and eat and drink wine.
Yes, I have been going out of town a lot
Yes, I have also been eating out more than usual
and probably drinking more than I should
But do I feel guilty? No, not one bit. Just like everything, I go through stages. I think there is a time and place for everything. I go though months were I love running, I go through weeks where I can't think of anything more terrible. Right now I'm working out exactly as I feel. If I'm feeling like running, I'll run. Not to train for any race or keep up with any specified pace, but just to run and feel good. CrossFit is another story. I love the workouts and I think the group classes are exactly what I need to motivate my strength and conditioning. Some workouts are hard, some are fairly easy (no sweat spared), but they are always different and enjoyable.
So, what have I been doing to stay active? Basically, just breaking a sweat. I mix running, jumping rope, and CrossFit classes and CrossFit-esque workouts at home just to get sweaty and enjoy myself. I haven't been writing down workouts and I have been slacking on even keeping track of mileage. I don't know why, but I'm very low key about the whole exercise situation at the moment.
Missed workout? Oh well, it happens.
Going out of town for the weekend? Looks like my workout will have to wait until Monday.
I'm pretty type A, but I have been seriously laid back about more than usual.
A) We went to a dinner party last week...and we were 30 minutes late. Oops.
Clearly, I wasn't phased, as I had ample time to take photos of myself.
I wore soft ruffles and was called a "child bride" for most of the evening while a 40 kilogram Boxer sat on my lap at the dinner table and ate ice cream out of my bowl. It was too much fun.
2) We had to arrive at Bushmans Kloof by 5PM since the gates of the Nature Reserve close at that time each evening. This meant a strict schedule to ensure we left Cape Town on time...
Well, we got off to a late start because I had to pick up a special gift from my niece and check on our injured pup.
This photo seriously melted my heart. Look at how colorful she sees me and how buff my arms are on the left. I got hair AND sunglasses on the right and I appear to be rocking something fairly stylish. I am in love with this and it will be in my purse for a couple months. Looking at things like this always boosts my mood when I am feeling down.
*And for the record, "Shnibby" is my nickname...In a regular day, about 90% of the time, I am referred to as "Shinbby" or "The Shnib", "Aunty Shnibby" or just "Shnib".
Leaving Cape Town 30 minutes late to see family, Worth it! We also hit traffic...no biggie (this would normally annoy me). We arrived at Bushmans a little after 5PM and it didn't seem to be an issue.
Relaxing and letting life be is pretty awesome.
What have you been more relaxed about lately?
Do you go through phases? With eating? Working out? Or is just me?