I have been pretty silent over the past several weeks and that was because my training took a hiatus while I prepared for and traveled to several countries in Europe. Specifically England, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
It was a really great trip with tons of history, memories and food. Although we really didn’t try to specifically stay on a diet, my girlfriend and I actually managed to keep the same weight throughout our vacation or perhaps even lose just a little bit. Most of the trip we were exploring the cities we visited and we often didn’t stop for lunch. So breakfast and dinner were our only meals. Add to that the fact that we were walking nearly eight miles a day I think we ultimately ended up breaking pretty even.
Now that I am back in the U.S., it’s time to get back to the business of training. I think I have decided that I will get a membership at 24 Hour Fitness here in Seattle to help train through the winter months. I should be able to not only swim, but also do some spinning classes to keep up my legs over the winter.
Quick Weigh In
So as I mentioned earlier I took nearly a month off from really tracking my intake and weight. I really had no idea what to expect when I stepped on the scale after getting home from vacation. To be honest I was thinking I would see the five to ten pounds you always hear about people gaining over vacation, but I didn’t. Instead I had stayed the same or even lost a pound or two all without paying much attention to it.
So I am back to it. Riding to and from work as long as the weather continues to hold out. Also trying to get in distance runs on the weekend. Hopefully that can sustain me until spring.