It is great to be back in the US of A and I’m happy to be getting back to the grind. But why do I always feel like I need a vacation after I go on vacation?
Our family enjoyed a world class vacation overseas, cruising down the Danube River and exploring some wonderful places: Nuremburg, Regensburg, and Passau Germany, Melk and Vienna Austria and Budapest Hungary. It was just what I wanted: just a little taste (literally and figuratively!) of each of those places. Left me wanting for more, and maybe someday I’ll go back.
I must admit that I ate way too many sausage and potato dishes (after all we were in Germany and Austria for most of the time!) and enjoyed way too many pastries with my coffee. I learned that Gelato is not just an Italian thing...it is a European thing. When in Rome (so to speak...)
I showed a 1 lb. bump up on the scale upon return. (Maybe I should say half a Kilo...that sounds better....)
But not bad considering I ate just about whatever I wanted, but never too much of any one thing.
God bless European sensibilities about food and proper enjoyment of it.
At any rate never fear, I’m back to obsessing about calories and carbs like any proper American. I’m also so sore from my conditioning class that I wince every time I sit down, climb the stairs or move or breathe in general. I hit it really hard yesterday with 1 minute intervals of squats, presses, pushups, planks, rope work, lunges, burpees, kettlebells - rinse, wash, repeat - round and round for a full hour and 10 minute class. This after a week of really nothing more strenuous than morning yoga, walking and a couple of sessions on a stationary bike.
I was feeling pretty darn smug and pleased after I got done. Not so much now.
But back to needing a vacation after my vacation....
So much work to catch up on...
But I’m glad to be back and glad to add “catch up on all my Sparky friends” to the list and will try to be diligent with making time for that.
Be well and keep spreading the Spark. It does make a difference....