Well I have been home for a few days and have not had a moment to breathe! (Or post!)
My flight back to Okinawa was WAY longer than the one going to the states. My total travel time was nearly 24 hours. At least there was some mediocre airplane food on my 12 hour flight to keep me alive…
This soba had shrimp, fried carrots, green onions and a salty, beef (or maybe pork) broth. I am definitely a fan of soba mainly because of the thick, chewy noodles. And yes, I did eat my meal with chopsticks.
When I finally arrived in Okinawa, it was nearing 11 P.M. I was dead tired and passed out immediately when I got home.
The next morning, I knew it was time to get back on track with healthy eating and working out! Breakfast was oatmeal w/ vanilla protein powder, a dash of cinnamon, and a little scoop of PB.
- putting away my Christmas tree
- paying my (last) car payment!
- going to the BX for random necessities
- going to the Commissary because there was nothing to eat in my room
- and of course…going to the gym
It is back to the protein powder & pre-workout for this girl.
I took it pretty light in the weight room and did a back workout followed by 20 minutes of cardio. I didn’t want to get too crazy considering I haven’t done any strength training in almost a month. This is the photo of me after my workout. *Note the exhaustion in my eyes*
It hurt, but it was great to be back in my home gym. I’m sure after a week or two I should be back to normal with my workouts. I think my eating habits will automatically fall into place, but I am looking into using my new cookbooks for some new meal plans!
I have worked the last two very long days. I’m going to have to get used to these darn 12 hour shifts again. Do any of you know how it is coming back to work after vacation? OMG it’s hard. Hopefully I will find my rhythm again and everything will be good to go!
Well friends I’ll post again soon. Toodles!