I have three random things to share today, so let’s get the least exciting item out of the way first and then work our way towards better things.
1.) This past week was really hard for me maintenance-wise.
I weighed in yesterday for the third time after hitting goal, and while the scale read 163.6, so still .4 under goal, I was up 1.6 pounds up from last week. The first two weeks I didn’t really have that much going on so it was relatively easy to stay on track, but this past week with memorial day and being surrounded by friends, alcohol, and bbq for the entire weekend, I overdid it big time. I even saw 170 on the scale on Tuesday morning which was obviously mostly water weight, but was still a major wake up call. I ended up going back to 29 pts+ for Tuesday and Wednesday (weight loss mode) and I worked out Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning for 45 minutes each time, which I try to do anyways. So while I was able to undo most of the damage, I hate being in that cycle of going way overboard all weekend and then trying to use the whole week to make up for it. Just wanted to point out that I am not even close to perfect.
2.) Slightly more exciting… I am heading to Indianapolis today for the weekend for work and will be back in DC on Monday evening.
One part of my day job that I love is that I get to go to places around the country that I wouldn’t travel to otherwise. We go to a lot of smaller cities for our conferences that showcase their downtowns, so every place we travel to has cool things going on and is a lot nicer than you might expect! To name a few of the places I’ve been over the last couple of years for work:
- Reno, NV
- Houston, TX
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Minneapolis, MN
- Kansas City
- Columbus, OH
- San Diego, CA (I WANT TO GO BACK!!)
I do have a hard time staying on track while traveling, so I’m going to do my best to hold myself accountable while I’m gone and promise to give a full report next week. I also just read over my Top Tips for Staying Healthy on a Business Trip for a refresher… (there’s some good tips in there!)
And now, for the most exciting news…
3.) I’m speaking on a panel at the Healthy Living Summit!!
The agenda just got published last night and you can see it here. Tina from Faith Fitness Fun is the one who came up with the session and is organizing the panel that I’ll be speaking on and I am so excited to be working with her!! This will also be my first time speaking in front of a crowd about healthy living and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a WHILE. I’m so excited!! Tickets go on sale on Monday and this year it’s going to be in Philadelphia August 19th-20th – you should come!!
Have you ever done any public speaking? If yes, where and for what? If not, would you like to or not so much?