Been a bit hectic around these parts lately. I myself am getting over either a REALLY, horrendously bad cold or possible flu. I'm kinda HOPING it was the flu, because if it WAS just a cold, and the flu is worse, well, GEEZ!
The truth is, I was supposed to be on a plane to London today. But the hotel couldn't confirm my reservations, so my trip was postponed until next month. It is purely a vacation. Just me. Because I haven't had a REAL vacay in about 15 years. One in which I can actually relax and not be responsible for two smaller folks while everyone else goes off and does their vacation-y things.
And, it's a place I want to go to. While I've enjoyed and appreciated all our family trips, they have consisted of either tagging along with the in-laws (usually so that they don't have to drive), or going places hubby wants to go. Not that I don't love Yosemite, 'cause I really, really do, but London is my favorite city, and I haven't been in 23 years. I'm hoping that someday Hubby and I can take a U.K tour, but that can't happen just yet. He's never been, and I'd love to show him around and see some of the places I haven't been to yet.
I also have a friend who recently moved there. Haven't seen her in 20 years, so it'll be great to catch up.
I'm gonna take in a show (or 2 or 3), visit some museums, maybe even catch the train down to Cardiff and see The Doctor Who experience. :)
And ride the Eye. That hadn't even been built the last time I was there. Yes, it's touristy, but I gotta do it!
It's actually a good thing the trip was postponed. Originally I was scheduled to take the red eye to New York last night, and I was in no shape to travel. I'm feeling quite a bit better today, but still far from 100%.
Hubby, bless him, has been taking care of everyone and everything while I languished in bed like some 18th century literary consumptive heroine.
Changing the subject completely, I believe I have reached my goal weight! (I'll find out for sure at my weigh-in tomorrow.) Now the real work begins; maintaining that weight loss. 20 pounds since late May, and 36 pounds altogether, from my highest non-pregnancy weight 4 years ago. Originally I wanted to go lower, but I think this is a weight I can maintain without starvation.
So the next step is to kick up my workouts a notch. Not today. When I'm feeling better, and can stand for more than 5 minutes without toppling over. I've once again been re-discovering some old favorites, workouts that have helped me shape up in the past. I believe I've mentioned Slim in 6/Slim Series, but also Yoga Booty Ballet, which is REALLY fun and lets me shake my money maker in the privacy of our living room. Because my dance moves (i.e., flailing about like a hyperactive mongoose) are not for public consumption. Or public safely, for that matter.
OK, gotta go lie sown.
Like I said, not quite 100%.