|Jumping Ahead: Breakfast at a market in the Mekong Delta|
I'm struggling to get back in the groove - to drop the travel weight/bloat/water (I'm thinking it's just pure fat :-(). It always amazes me how I can go from "thin" just four weeks ago to "too big for my britches", as I am right now. Ah, well, I wouldn't have missed the experience for anything, but I am finding that the extra carbs/gluten whatever are causing inflammation throughout my body and I am aching all over - most prominately in my arthritic areas - my "boxing" shoulder and my "hours of horseback riding" neck.
I did get to the gym yesterday morning and I did get back to my way of eating yesterday, except for one thing - I'd been invited to attend a cooking class at CM given by this woman . Oh my it was spectacular - lovely green salad to start, followed by pumpkin risotto, then turkey breast over pureed carrot, onion and celery (all with saffrom- they raise it on their farm) and a potato dish that would make you hurt someone. Followed by an apple cake that I was prepared to turn up my nose at because I'm a cake snob - but it was fabulou. I did my best to stick to half-portions, but by the time I came home, my fat jeans looked downright indecdent. Oh and there was the wine, too :-). I wouldn't have necessarily Oh, well, it was an amazing experience and now the biking "babes" as one husband calls us - want our next big outing to be cycling through the Italian countryside.
Tonight, I'm going to see Flight with another off-shoot of the biking babes and tomorrow, four of us are doing another easy ride. I am affirming that my schedule will settle back into the groove. Yes, yes, it will.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Are yoga pants work-safe?