I needed to go on damage control. Oh boy! This past weekend was a long holiday weekend and it was filled with lack of sleep, a lot of events, parties, copious amounts of food (albeit great food) and drinking for this old gal. That spiced Caribbean rum was great, but not exactly Tigress-friendly. I was determined to exercise today, after skipping the gym for the past four days…too exhausted. I think I partied this weekend more than my entire time in Mexico, and I am considered a light weight party-goer by many. Another thing I lacked this weekend was plenty of water. I usually try to drink at least two liters per day, and wow, did my body ever feel dehydrated and lethargic. Water really is the drink of life. I cannot believe how different I feel today after my usual consumption of water. I have come to learn that without my diet essentials, sleep and water, I can crash and burn pretty quickly. What can I say? No excuses, but sometimes life gets in the way. I do have one excuse. I married a Trinidadian, so celebrating Carnival weekend is a must. I do not think I will ever attempt Carnival in Trinidad. Apparently it is party after party, celebrations galore and non-stop fun. Rest is over-rated and you party till you drop….quite literally. Not for the light weights in any respect. I just do not have the stuff a true carnival goer is made of. That’s okay, I think I’ll stick with me. Boring but healthy.
On another note, we were blessed with a lot of sunshine and a California sky here in the city of Toronto, so I headed outdoors to get ‘er done. The humidity was low, but the breeze was nice and warm. Just perfect for a workout in the park. I do love my gym, but it is on the lower level of the mall and has no natural light streaming in and is a bit dark. Here is what I did.
Jogged around the park for 25 minutes.
3 sets of push ups at 15 reps
2 sets of walking lunges
Plank for 1 minute and 47 seconds
I love a holiday as much as the next guy, but it is so good to be back in my routine and cooking healthy meals at home and water….lot’s of water.