This past weekend I spent 3 glorious days in the state of Texas. Mike, Asia, Jeremy (my fellow future CDA Ironmen) and I were in town for our friends Jenny and Brett’s wedding and we decided to make a mini-vacay out of it. When searching for things to do in Austin, the two main attractions seemed to be 1) Live Music and 2) Food. We ended up making #2 the main focus of our trip.
In general, I eat pretty healthy. I try to eat organic, I stick to lean meats, I try to limit big, fatty meals, and I the USDA would be happy with my consumption of fruits and veggies. However, I have a motto that when I’m on vacation (or a holiday….) “calories don’t count.” I have to give myself a break from my healthy eating once in a while – this not only allows me to not feel deprived, but it usually reminds me that I feel MUCH better when I fill my body with nutritious foods.
Before we left for Austin, we got several recommendations on where to eat. We ended up starting with a BBQ lunch, dining on a BBQ/Tex-Mex fusion at the wedding, continuing on with a post-wedding breakfast buffet on Sunday morning, street cart snacks (fried chicken and fried avocado in a pita cone = heaven), Tex-Mex (chips and queso – yes please!) for dinner, and more Tex Mex for brunch Monday. Oh yeah and two doses of Amy’s Ice Cream which resembles Cold Stone. Oh yeah…and lots of beer!
Needless to say Tony Horton and Shaun T would not be happy with me. However, as a confessed workout-a-holic, this vacay was exactly what I needed. Three whole days off of working out (last time this happened was when I got a cold before the marathon) and lots of delicious food is a perfect way to start a new phase of Insanity. Also, eating all that food and drinking all that beer reminded me why I don’t do it all the time – it doesn’t make me feel good.
Now I’m one day into my old routine of nutricious meals and sweat-filled workouts and I’m already feeling 100% better. We started the second phase of Insanity today and Insanity Max Interval Plyo is one of the most intense workouts I’ve ever done. Not kidding. It kicked my butt!
I’m excited to get back to training! Only 4 more weeks until Official Ironman Training Begins. Then I’ll be wishing I could go back to my crazy Insanity workouts….