I have just returned home from 19 days away… 2 days in the oddly charming city of San Francisco, and then 17 days on a luxurious cruise ship in a few different ports of call to Hawaii and then Mexico, San Francisco, and finally Vancouver before a short helicopter ride home. Even though there were a few small incidents and annoyances, overall it was quite wonderful!
I had been very concerned about being bored on the ship during all those long days at sea… needlessly as it turns out. I was as active as I wanted to be most of the time. I did a lot of walking and some running and some swimming on the ship itself, and walked whenever possible at our different ports of call. I chose not to use the ship’s fitness equipment or yoga/aerobics studio…there were some incidents of illness onboard and honestly, I am not really a gym rat anyway. I tried to stay outside as much as possible.
I did wear my FitBit and was always pleasantly surprised to see the number of steps I had taken each day and the number of flights of stairs I had climbed too… we rarely used the ship’s elevators in going up or down and some days I logged 163 flights!
And of course everyone wants to know about the food… it was overwhelming at first. But I learned that dessert always looks better than it really tastes! And there was an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies and lean proteins available. You just have to look past the decadent sauces and soups and salads to find them.
I have been easing back into life at home and slowly unpacking and getting reorganized. Filling up the fridge with fresh produce yesterday and going for a nice long walk along the waterfront was a first priority… today I get back into my workout groove and back on my food plan. It’s good to be home.