Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Spontaneous weekend at the beach

I know it's only been 4 days but it seems like forever since I've posted! Friday I had off for my AWS day (I have an "alternative work schedule" which means I work 8 9-hour days and one 8-hour day and have every other Friday off). We got invited to go to the beach this weekend so we were spontaneous and went!! Stephen has a friend who owns a house out at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware so it's cheap for us to go out there since we don't have to pay for lodging. It was such a good time! I'm so glad we decided to go...I think we both needed a trip out of DC and a little time relaxing and hanging out. Saturday we went to the beach after the boys did some yard work and maintenance on the house. I cleaned inside the house and got breakfast for everyone. The beach was really fun. We went last year and my first time in the ocean, I got pulled into a wave and got raked over gravel 5 or 6 times before I was able to get out of the wave. I had cuts and scrapes all over my legs, arms, and back. But this time, that didn't happen!! The beach wasn't too crowded and it wasn't too hot outside so it was a good time. We came back on Sunday evening and stopped at the grocery store. Yesterday when we woke up, I had a big headache...I think it was from too much sun over the past week so we stayed home and did some shopping. I'm back at work today and I so do not want to be here. The weekend was fun...not enough exercise and too much food but we had a good time.

It's back to eating healthy and running today. I'm really feeling annoyed with counting calories lately. It just seems so tedious and honestly, I don't want to count calories for the rest of my life. I'm thinking about switching things up for a bit but I'm not quite sure how. I've also got to put together a training schedule for the 1/2 marathon in November. I do love to plan things.


Bi0nicw0man said...

Your weekend sounds great! I wish I knew someone with a house at the beach!

I hear you on the counting thing. I got sick of it after maintaining for a while, so I often find that I will just stick to the same items in my menu for a while because I know what they are worth and I don't have to count quite so much.

Jen said...

Sounds like you had a blast this weekend!!!

I find counting frustrating...but I realize it IS something I have to do for the rest of my life unless I want to balloon up again...I think Jaime's suggestion is good, stick to similar items to that you know you are on track!

SeaBreeze said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Maybe if you don't want to count calories you could just do a "general food diary" so that you know what types you are putting into your body and can compare that with how you end up feeling?

Yay for 1/2 Marathons in November! I was at my Dr.'s today and he signed off my plan provided I make sure to keep in touch with my nutritionist and physiotherapist. What day is yours?

totegirl said...

So glad you had fun this weekend! Yay!

If you don't want to count calories, you could switch to only eating whole foods, maybe? Whole foods are low in calories and high in energy density, so you can eat more for less, blah, blah, blah. It's not for everyone, but so far, I'm liking it!

Either way, you are doing great and I'm super proud of you, especially for all the activity you fit into your busy life! You are an inspiration!

Grumpy Chair said...

I felt the same way and decided on Friday to investigate South Beach Diet.

I think switching things up every now and then is probably what we should be doing.