* sneaks back onto spark slowly *
I realized I never really talked about our Honeymoon! I think I will start there with something positive.
We took a Viking cruise down the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland and then we hopped over to Paris for a few days. It was WONDERFUL. The cruise was a delight, and we got to see so many things in such a short amount of time. It was NOT a relaxing honeymoon! I calculated it and we had walked something like 90 miles in 10 days. Just like a normal cruise, we were wined (and beered) and dined like crazy. I have thousands of pix but here are a few:
Being Dutch at the UNESCO Windmills at Kinderjink
We did a Kolsch house tour in Koln/Cologne Germany, good times!
We also did a special wine dinner in Rudesheim Germany. This was before things got a little crazier!
Strasbourg was beautiful, highly recommend!
Colmar, France - AMAZING!
Colmar again, it was unreal! We don't have any cities like this in America at all...
My favorite spot in Paris, at the Jardins du Luxembourg
We had this view of the Eiffel Tower from our AirBnB! It was so so so cool, especially at night to sit and watch the tower sparkle!
I'm already itching to plan another Europe trip. I think this year will be a "beach/lazy" vacation year and then a 2018 return to the continent!
We came home from the honeymoon and I found that the post-wedding depression/emptiness people talk about is in fact real. All of the sudden your brain is much more empty and you suddenly lose that focus point you'd been working towards for so long. It was tough. Then a week later, the election happened and it set the spiral going faster. THAT depression was real.
I've been in this rough/darker spot for two months. I have committed so many eating sins that it is embarrassing. Fast food trips, snacking constantly, you name it. I even bought a tub of ice cream and I don't even LIKE ice cream.
Over the weekend my husband and I visited two breweries and ate a ton of junk. We capped it off with mexican food Sunday night and at 3am we both woke up feeling super awful. We looked at each other and said that we couldn't keep doing this anymore. And I can't. I felt so so sick and I don't WANT to feel like that because of the way I treat myself.
Yesterday and today I woke up, did a workout video, packed all my food, and tracked it all in Spark. It. Feels. Good. I am trying to hold onto that - past behavior felt bad, this feels good.
I have doctors appointments scheduled in two weeks. I'm pretty sure physical therapy will become a thing again. My neck has been getting worse and I'm worried about other parts of my body. I went to do crunches yesterday and even laying on my back on the floor hurts my hip bones... that isn't cool?! So I'm not trying to go too hard on these workouts just yet. But I LOVE the Jessica Smith TV indoor walking videos and they really get me going in the morning. Baby steps. My apple watch is out for repair so I'm not getting anything "counted" there which kinda sucks but I'm hoping to get all of my food/fitness stuff tracked going forward and see some results. Even if it isn't on the scale and just in how I feel, things HAVE to change.
So that is where I am right now! Not looking to become a fitness sensation overnight but definitely looking to make positive changes. Hope to see you around!
And now, Beatrice and her Cheezburger: