Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An Off-Routine Day

Up at 4:30 a.m. this morning to get some fresh wholewheat banana nut muffins in the oven just in time for my in-laws to arrive -- yes, I scored major non-fat brownie points for that ;)

I've been on the go ever since.

First of all, I just wanted to thank everyone who commented on yesterday's post. I definitely realize I was over-thinking the situation, something that I commonly do when I'm feeling a bit stressed - I just pick on one thing that unsettles me and obsess over it. The welcome basket was much appreciated, and in the end, I knew that I wasn't giving it to them with any bad intentions at all ... after all, they're on holiday!

I guess for me the concern stems from my own insecurities with food. Lately I'm so much more aware of what I eat, even when I'm on holiday. That's not to say I don't indulge and treat myself; I do. I guess what scares me is that I have found it to be a slippery slope -- it's when the once-in-a-while treat becomes an all-too-frequent occurrence that makes me panic. It just shows me that I still have a long way to go when it comes to how I view and handle food.

Most of today was spent at the embassy applying for my new passport - my 10th passport. I'm so fed up of going through passports so quickly because of all the visas I have to get. Still, I'm glad I get the opportunity to travel!

Speaking of travel, the most exciting news of the day was that I've been invited to be a keynote speaker at a conference in Mexico this summer!! I'm SO excited - I've never been to Mexico, and although I've been invited to give a lecture once before, this is the first time it's as a keynote speaker! Now I have to start figuring out what to say ;)

Other than that, I've just been busy doing errands and trying to catch up on some rest. Yesterday's mega-boxing workout followed by 5 km has left me feeling crazy sore. Needless to say, I did not make it to the gym today, but I hope to make it up later in the week.

On top of not going to the gym, today was a carb-filled day. I didn't overdo it. I just ate more carbs than I normally do. I did, however, also eat fruit - which is something, as you may have guessed from my weekly summer challenge updates, I have been struggling to do.

So, yes, overall, today has been an off-routine day!


  1. shaking it up can be a beautiful thing. :) glad you got some fruit in. :)

    1. Thanks Nanette! I hope the carb-filled day doesn't come back to haunt me!

  2. I think that I felt nervous about going backward with fitness for quite a few years before that feeling went away. It's hard to ignore that I had 2 entire decades of treating myself like crap (!) that lurks below the surface. So I do relate to not entirely trusting myself about things.

    And the food, I don't trust myself at all! I'm doing very well--but I don't kid myself about it. I'm a vulnerable person, based upon my past. For me, it's one choice at a time to get through one successful day. :D

    :-) Marion

  3. Sometimes we need an off routine day. Just get right back on track tomorrow.

    What a great daughter-in-law you are to get up that early and fix them muffins. I doubt I would have. lol.

    Congrats on the speaking gig. Mexico, sounds like fun to me. I just wouldn't be able to do the public speaking thing. I am horrible at it. I'm sure you will do fantastic though. You have a better way with words than I do.

    I hope tomorrow is fantastic! Once again, thanks for all your support.

  4. Congrats on that speaker invitation! That is awesome! Looks like you continue to do great health and fitness wise.Thanks for stopping by my blog, too.

  5. How exciting and impressive that you've been asked to be a speaker! What is the topic? I think you should talk about us! We'll find a way to tie ourselves in to whatever your topic is. ;)



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