I love going on vacation!
It means shopping for supplies; not shopping for groceries. I hate that job!
It also means no cooking or cleaning for however many days we are away for. That's probably one of my favorite things about vacation.
My most favorite thing though, is spending time with the family. Vacation is the best for bringing everyone together for some undivided attention. Makes you realize even more how much you love being together. Man! I am ready for another vacation! :D
Now that vacation is over, I'm realizing the drawbacks of being away. Hitting the gym for the first time in a week was haaaard! I was so looking forward to getting back in the gym. After ten minutes though I was ready to walk out crying. I couldn't get over how hard it was to lift/push the weights I was doing just a short eight days prior. This vacation was (fairly) active. We did some hiking and tons of walking. It's not like we sat on the beach the whole time.
Getting back into eating right was a little easier than the gym thing though. I only had a few days of eating poorly. That's the good news. The "bad" news is that I was starting to feel like garbage because of it. It was so easy to start making better choices to get myself back on track.
What I've learned for my next trip:
Do a workout a few times during the week. Whether it's a DVD or making use of what's around, a workout can be done. I know I'll feel better for it and won't suffer as much during the first day back in the gym.