Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I'm alive

Hey everyone.

I just wanted to give a quick note that I'm alive and well and in TOKYO!!

I was off from the tour for about four weeks.  During that time I made a lightening quick trip to Tokyo for advance press for the tour's engagement, and then flew home to Kentucky for three weeks.

It was glorious being home for three weeks with NOTHING TO DO!!  See, even when I go home to NYC for time off, it's not relaxing.  I'm rushing from place to place either to visit with friends, run errands, visit doctors, etc.  I usually end my time in NYC just as exhausted as when I arrived.  But, during my time in Kentucky I had a few goals and the number one goal was TO RELAX!!  While I did get a few errands accomplished, but most of my time was spent with my Mom just enjoying our time together watching movies,  talking, etc.

While I was home I did go running, although not as much as I should have.  But, about 2-3 times a week I went for quick jogs around my Mom's neighborhood.  It was great because even though the runs were relatively short (a little over 2 miles) they were HILLY.  I don't think I ever realized how hilly our neighborhood was until this trip!  It was great to get my (previously diagnosed) lazy ass pumping.  The best way to work those butt muscles is through hills and boy, did I give them a workout!  In terms of diet, I wasn't great but I wasn't awful.  I think I ended up losing maybe a pound or two.

How do I know that?  Because I gave in and bought a scale while I was there.  The problem was that my weight kind of fluctuated quite a bit while I was there.  I think part of that was because I was retaining water after my insanely long flight back from Japan, and then I lost that weight but then I was eating more salty stuff than normal, so then I was gaining it back again.  Either way, I didn't lose what I wanted to, but I'm okay with it.

I currently have no clue what my weight is.  I left the scale at my Mom's house and I don't know when the next time I'll encounter one.  I was told by a few people that it looked like I lost a few pounds but that could have just been them being polite.  I'll just have to see.

When I get back from Japan, it should be interesting...  See, the problem is that I'm either going to lose 10 pounds while I'm here, or I'm going to gain 10.  Why?  Because I'm a bit of a picky eater (ie, I don't really like seafood) and unfortunately seafood is a large part of the Japanese diet.  They do have other cuisines here, like Italian, Thai, burgers, etc but those are not the healthiest options.  So, I'm either going to not eat a lot, or what I do eat will not be great.  We'll see...

So that's what has been happening with me for the past month.  I don't know if I will be updating again from Tokyo or not.  After I return from Japan I'll be back in NYC for about 10 days and then I head to New Zealand to visit my little sister for two weeks.  I'm just a traveling FOOL and I love it.

Hope everyone is well!