It was a busy two weeks full of very active activities (lolz)! I sure did a lot of walking…
…but no yoga (neither tourism nor personal practice) was done. And I was in Nelson, apparently the Yoga Capital of New Zealand! I can blame this on our jam-packed itinerary of sightseeing. I honestly couldn’t fit in a class! Of course, I could have done my personal practice in the morning/before bed, but there weren’t a private spot in our hostels (I’m still a little bashful to be seen by passers-by ), and it was too cold to do it outside!
Also, no running was done. (Again, no time.) Yes, I could have done it in the morning, but instead I chose sleep. Our jam-packed days, erratic sleep schedule, and bunking with up to four other girls meant each minute of sleep was precious–and hard to come by!
Self-catering in crowded (and sometimes sketchy) kitchens on an itsy-bitsy budget made wholesome eating quite…unattainable.
Eating out provided (a few) opportunities to get some wholesome nutrients…
…but MORE opportunties…
(and a few un-photographed plates of fish ‘n’ chips :/)
…to be indulgent!
My water bottle certainly helped me to stay hydrated!
and I did stick to my one-drink-per-bar rule!
But, then again, there were NUMEROUS bars (and wineries!)
In conclusion, I would say that I stuck to my plan relatively well, with a focus on the final clause:
At the end of the day, this is vacation, a once-in-a-lifetime one at that, so I will allow myself to relax and indulge as I feel necessary.
But vacation is over, people! And it’s time to get back on track!
- I started by day with a 40 minute walk/run, but I wasn’t feeling very strong I think my body is just a bit fatigued from the trip, and it needs to switch from tramping-mode to running-mode. I definitely use my muscles in different ways for running or walking, plus they necessitate different types of endurance. Let’s hope my next run goes better. As for yoga, I’ve got full Ashtanga Primary Series tomorrow, and I’m a bit nervous! I hope I can get muster enough energy. But really, I can’t wait. I feel pretty tight from just two weeks off, I’m totally kicking myself for not keeping up with it even a little.
- Also today, Hannah and I went to the grocery store and bought as much veggies as we could carry! (seriosuly, though) I was so happy to have a real bowl of oatmeal this morning (with berries and coconut and almonds–oh my!) and a huge salad for lunch (spinach, green bell pepper, carrots, hummus, and an egg). Dinner shall be a veg-tastic event, as well!
I’m honestly so glad to be back to my health and fitness routine
BUT, being back from vacation means getting back to work, too.
There are still two full months of the semester left!
How do you adjust back to normal life after a fabulous vacay?