What a crazy week. One of those weeks where the “To-Do” list is longer than the available hours in which to do it, lots of school, photo editing, yard work, marmalade making and the regular kid-related time-consuming activities that are a part of each day…except Wednesday. Wednesday was my day off. My first day off in years. And let me tell you, it was glorious.
Thanks to my endearing mother-in-law who arrived Tuesday night already, I was able to escape the house before any child’s radar was locked on me. I then spent an entire day going where I wanted to go, doing what I wanted to do, drinking Starbucks (cause it was free for my birthday and only $2 in the afternoon, HELLO!), talking to random strangers, getting a “talk” from a parking meter police-dude about sending a text before getting out of my vehicle to plug the meter…seriously? I JUST got there? And I paid for more time than I used so…All in all a wonderful day and returned home in time to have cake with the family before shipping them off to bed. I REALLY wanted to stay away until they actually were in bed but I was having a hard time explaining to my 3-year-old why Mom didn’t want to “party” on her birthday and she just wanted alone time. It was still great though, something I hope I can repeat before my next birthday.
However, that day off created mayhem for the remainder of my week. Deadlines and fruit on the verge of spoiling meant getting to work like crazy leaving very little time for much of anything. Suffice it to say I had 1 workout this week and a few too many “birthday” splurges, plus sampling the marmalade to make sure it tasted alright to pass on to friends and family and eating a salty snack the night before weigh-in…and that my friends, is how you gain 3 pounds in a week.
Do I use that as an excuse to give up and keep gaining? Absolutely not.