>The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. My career stepped in and took over. If you know me at all, you know that I work long hours and have been working towards my company’s big sales meeting since last October. The week finally arrived (first week of February).
I continued working out during the first part of the week…even though, I don’t think, I had time to post results on Daily Mile. Then, about midweek, I hit my wall and just didn’t have time to continue with my workouts. I was waking up at about 4am and going until 11pm/midnight every day. I did continue to eat in as healthy a manner as I could and to watch portion sizes.
As an aside, I received a lot of very good feedback on the event. All the key stakeholders (CEO, SVPs, VPs, etc.) told me that it was a very successful event and that I did a great job and that they were pleased with everything. So, that was a relief. From my perspective, it was far from perfect but on the whole, I think I did a good job with it.
I flew home from Orlando last Saturday, had a few hours to spend with my partner, repack and was back at CVG bright and early the next morning. I arrived in Costa Rica by noon on Sunday. While there, I was active constantly…
Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Of course, staying at the Four Seasons made it all the more beautiful. The hotel was gorgeous and the property just amazing. The Four Seasons is an Audubon refuge…incredible wildlife everywhere. I walked on the beach, played golf, hiked through the dry forest (it’s not a rainforest!), went swimming, did the zipline, and spent some time in the spa. I ate healthy and stayed active. (PS. This was a site planning visit…can’t wait to go back in May!).
I did not gain any weight in the two weeks I was gone. In fact, I think I lost a couple of pounds. I returned from Costa Rica even more committed to my weight loss plan. I want to be in better shape to do all the activities I want to do.
One thing I did…the zip line…offered me a lot of insight about my ability to reach a goal. So, the thing is…we did a little team building activity in Orlando that involved a small zip line. So at the end of the Orlando event, my CEO says to me that he’s interested in zip lining in Costa Rica. I took that to mean that I needed to check it out. When I arrived at the Four Seasons, I had the conceirge set up the canopy tour for me. I had a goal and was focused on it (do the zip line). I arrived at Witch’s Rock and they suited me up with the full body harness (such an attractive look on the fat girl!) and I began the hike to the first platform.
|View from the 1st Platform|