Ok, so it's not really that happy. My mini-vaca is over, and I'm back here at work. Time sure does fly when you're having fun, but why doesn't it fly during the workday?!!
Our trip was great. The resort was nice, our villa was cute and very accommodating, and we were only a short drive to most places we wanted to visit. We checked out the Country Kettle, which was this awesome country store, with all kinds of souvenirs and in the back, they had all these barrels of loose candy that you could add and weigh. Heaven! Needless to say, I did not eat as planned this weekend :( I did try and watch what I ate, but as always on vacations, there are too many temptations to avoid.
We went snow tubing on Friday at Shawnee Mountain, which was exciting. I saw all the people skiing and snowboarding and kind of wished I was able to do all of that as well. Knowing me, I'd break a leg if I even attempted, so I guess it's best I didn't. We had a nice dinner out Friday night at some restaurant called Big A's, and then went to the local movie theater to see The Lorax! I really liked it, but I don't think Will did so much, haha. It was SO different from Jersey though, because it was opening night for the movie and we were the ONLY two in the whole theater seeing it! haha. In NJ, the theater would have been packed and noisy, etc. So even though the theater was kind of quiet and creepy, it was nice not to have company.
They also had some premium outlets out there, so Will took me to check those out. I cannot resist shopping! Ughhhh, I wanted to buy so much, especially when I saw the Forever 21 outlet! I just love looking in there. In the end, Will got me a shirt and 2 rings (I am obsessed with costume jewelry, especially rings) and I bought myself a shirt, necklace, ring and bracelet (all for $36, mind you). Not too shabby. I also conned him into getting me a cheap pair of Chuck's (converse sneakers). I don't normally wear sneakers unless I'm attempting to be athletic or exercise, but these were super cute and would be nice for casual wear. He's such a good bf :)
We didn't get to check out the indoor pool (mainly because we couldn't find where it was in the resort) and I didn't have time to use the whirlpool tub in our villa, but overall, it was a nice trip. I loooove being away and getting to see new places, so this satisfied my traveling bug for a little while. Next up is another trip to the Poconos in August, but to Lake Harmony with my fam. SUPER excited for that trip!!
It's kind of a chilly Monday here, so Mom and I are going to stay in and attempt the Jillian DVD again tonight. I am going into it with the mindset that it's ok to go at my own pace, and that I dont need to kill myself with the cardio and make myself sick like last week (I also think i need to eat or drink something beforehand to keep my blood sugar in check). I get winded doing 45 secs of cardio and this time, I want to pace myself so that it doesn't happen again and then I hopefully won't be struggling to even complete the whole 3 circuits. Even if I can only do 2, I want to do them completely so that's my goal for tonight. It's a struggle since I'm so out of shape, and I do admit I'm a little scared, but the effort is all I'm asking myself for. I know Audra did it every day last week and lost 4 pounds, but I can't compare myself to her or others because that's not me. I just want to make myself try and keep trying.
I need to wait until I get paid this week to restock my fridge with healthy foods (I'm all out of salad stuff, etc) but I still have a few things to help keep me healthy until then. I am also really looking at serving sizes and trying to control my portions. AND my Nike+ band arrived, so I need to get my laptop up and running so I can sync that and start wearing it to help me with my mission. I think it counts calories burned and my mileage, so my little walks/jogs can help me build up endurance! I have a wedding at the end of the month that I'd like to feel semi-good for. I just want to feel comfortable in my dress and not feel "fat." I also want to learn how to do some kind of updo so that my hair isn't down and boring for it like always. I feel like I have a list of stuff that I want to do/accomplish/work on. That's a good thing, I guess!
Ta-ta for now. Guess I should so some work :-/