Today is Day 16 of my thankful challenge and it is also Day 16 of NoMoJo. So that is what I am thankful for today. I am thankful that I continued to make daily posts (no matter how short!) from my blogger app the entire time we were in Las Vegas. So I have kept up with my NoJoMo challenge despite being internet free for 5 days (other than phone internet).
So, our vacation was AWESOME. I had such a great time with J and my family. Here is a quick run down of things we did on our trip:
- watch football
- gamble (video poker for me, blackjack for J)
- bet (and lose) on football
- win at video poker and therefore buy the lulu jacket that I have been wanting!
- Baconfest 2011
- UNLV Runnin’ Rebels game
- steak dinner
- lots of other delicious food
- not too much booze, at least for me
- seeing almost ALL of the casinos (not all, but a lot!)
- family time
- NO workouts (so weird!)
As I posted on Saturday, I will not be competing. I am not sure how I feel about it yet, heck, I have not even mentioned it to my coach because I am not sure what to say or how to bring it up. But if it really does upset J that much, that we would argue about it at a basketball game (yes, that really happened), then I won’t do it. I mean, he is my LIFE, and this is just a hobby. I think running is different, he has never been upset when I have left to go for a run, even a 10 miler, so I think I will be just sticking to that going forward.
So now, I need to figure out what the balance is. I still killed it at the gym today, as usual, but I am not sure if that is going to be my focus any more or not. BUT I LOVE lifting.
I am talking to my friend Carol as I write this, and she is suggesting that I work on my training certification. That way I can keep my love of fitness open, and NOT do something that he doesn’t like. Plus, Carol thinks I would be good at it. She has actually lost 25 lbs since I set her up with a plan that she could do at home! So maybe motivating others is where its at for me? I don’t know. I need to think more.