I just got back from a 2 week holiday away...above is my strangest picture from the trip. Yes I took a picture in a subway bathroom...yes I was looked at like a loonie. And this was AFTER I dried my hands cackling in laughter at the bacon gods graffiti...I am the bacon queen after all :)
We were out in Ontario - visiting friends in Toronto for a few days and seeing the sights, then on to the metropolis of Barrie for my nephew's wedding (looked swanky in my strapless cocktail dress if I do say so :) ). Then my hubs had to head home, but I stayed on to visit with my family in Ottawa for the rest of the week...it was fantastic. My family hasn't all been together to visit since MY wedding about 9 years ago. Too long. We had a great visit, did some touristy things like going to the Museum of Man and the National Art Gallery and the Royal Mint. I even got an afternoon of visiting with my sister walking around in the sunshine and poking about in the street markets.
It was over far too soon...
And yes...my pants are tight. At first I thought I could blame my friend Corey who made us the most amazing breakfasts (seriously - there were croissants involved. Waffles too), but on holidays I don't go too apesh*t with food, tho we do tend to eat out a lot. And we did - had some amazing indian and chinese food...one vegetarian thai place even had tofu shrimp :). The wedding was great - went on a brewery tour, and back in Ottawa we ate well, and drank far too much delicious wine. My brother-in-law is a bit of a wine nut...and he'd made a lot of great wine. From crushed grapes...ooh la la! Which we all had to have...because it was delish.
AND...I found a bellydance studio where I could buy a sword....for my head...to learn to dance with. MUAHAHA! And a girl can walk around the subway with a sword and not be bothered...who knew?:)
And so me and my butt are now back home feeling very blessed and looking forward to a long weekend with my man before back to work. I haven't stepped on the scale yet, but I know from my pants being a little bit snug that I'll have to be healthy for a while to get back to my pre tripness form. Back to regular workouts will definitely help, I'm sure. We did a lot of walking on out touristy adventures, but the beer and pub food sort of cancelled them out. On my holidays food is irrelevant - I eat and drink what I like. It does catch up on a trip this long, but hey. I know what I'm doing, and I'm willing to put in the work to fix it.
I'm off for a nice sunny walk. After a silly day yesterday of snow (yeah I know ridiculous - altho I flew home through it which was beautiful-hundreds of atomic bits to catch the light with fluffy cloud mountains...) I am off for a little walk on a cold but sunny day. And I am back to regular workouts and less liquor/snacking/bad foods as of monday.
Cheerio my peps. Have a good day.