Happy 4th everyone. 2 days ago I hit my 6 month milestone and I threw a quick blog up but it was a pretty big deal to me. And coming back from a very short vacation at the shore I figured maybe I should tell you more and at the same time recommit myself because I know my nutrition goals have been slacking since my cleanse was been over.
Well it’s Tuesday Night right now and I am actually writing thing a day ahead of my after vacation weigh in. I wasn’t supposed to come home till tomorrow night but honestly just felt fat and wanted to hit the gym and lift a little. I don’t think I am seeing the gains in my body that I want to see. Look and I am not complaining. I have made gains. That’s not the problem.
Let’s just go threw the weekend. It will be easier for me to talk about. And let’s just say that we never really stopped moving on this staycation. And I call it that cause we went to our shore house and always have things to do there. So it’s not like going to the 4 seasons for sure.
4th of July – The band played a fireworks show. I went to boot camp that morning and was so tired after the show that we decided to head to the beach the next morning.
Got up and was at the beach by 9am if not sooner. Hit wawa on the way an indulged in a muffin and coffee. We are on vacation. Had a show in North Wildwood and I drank a few things. Ate a few things.. But we walked everywhere that day. I think we even went on a bike ride. So I stayed active and kept moving and then danced my ass off on stage. It was a pretty good day. Didn’t go crazy with food, just didn’t restrict myself. Buffalo chicken fingers….. Loaded fries… shots and twisted teas…..
Sunday came and went to breakfast on the bikes and then did a few miles. Town was crazy packed and felt like we were going to die. Went to my friends camp ground. Swam. Had a BBQ with some burgers and dogs. Got back and water was too rough for wave runners so we hit the bikes again and got a few more miles in and then decided to go to the gym. Paid the daily fee and lifted for about an hour. Went and did a photo shoot on the beach. My brother came to town. Another long walk on the Boardwalk, some curly fries and then pizza at my new favorite place Sofias. It’s just too damn close to the house too. BBQ chips and a few drinks later… Sunday came and went with my best friend Tom and family coming in to spend Monday with us.
Monday morning was a breakfast outing followed by a walk through the Cape May zoo. Once that was over we waited for my family to show up… sister, nieces, mom… and then after a few shared italian hoagies hit the beach. It’s a long walk to the water. But I had done it two days in a row with no complaints. My fuel band was on so as long as I was getting the points. Went for a walk on the boardwalk after showers and then everyone left…. We cut up some bread and ate some sopresatta and sharp provolone. AMAZING. Chips, candy and dip later… went to bed.
Tuesday started with a 5 mile bike ride and breakfast…. Decided to not be a chicken shit and we went to Cape May and climbed the 199 steps and 157 feet. I was trying to talk myself out of it. (I hate heights) The misses wasn’t letting it happen. Cross another one off the bucket list because I did it. I started to have a little anxiety but I fought it off. It was great. After that we did a walk down Washington Street in town and then headed back to Wildwood to have a little more cheese and bread so we didn’t waste any. Took off on a bike ride to the boards, walked a bunch and went to see about a helicopter ride.
I saw the helicopter taking tours of the boardwalk and beach and decided if possible I was gonna fight my fears and try and get some kick ass photos. Well, you can’t be over 300 lbs. So I’ll have to do something about that…. it’s time to kick this shit up into hight gear because I hate when anyone tells me that I can’t do something. That drives me bat shit crazy almost more than anything.
We decided to come home a day early to go to boot camp and get back on track. It’s nice to give yourself some cheat time… but my goals aren’t taking time off so I am not going to either. We did hit our families favorite italian restaurant for some early bird chicken parm and then headed home.
No comcast. And then to add insult to injury… the power goes out with the storm. So here I sit writing this. Eating fancy mixed nuts and my last twisted tea lemonade. Tomorrow will be a new day….
I am not sure if anyone is reading this. If anyone cares. I don’t know if I am helping anyone… or inspiring them…. Or in the end helping me… but keep writing.. I keep sharing. I have a family. I have people around me… I don’t talk about them too much because in the end it’s not my place to share in such an open forum. But know that i have a great family here and around me. I have great friends.. Close ones who would do anything for me. And even the haters motivate me and help me push forward. So I have that…..
Got up and did the walk of shame to the basement. And you know what? I lost 2 pounds on vacation. Boom! I guess my body needed those potato chip calories.
As I write this portion. It’s 6:20pm. I went to bootcamp. I ate clean and drank a shit ton of water today. I know my goal. It’s on. I am 73 pounds lost. I am 38 pounds from my helicopter ride! I am on the right path.
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