I've been around: sort of.
The trip to Italy was awesome. It is good to be back. Once again, I managed to maintain on vacation, but I am still vacillating on the scale between 237 and 233. The Man has been coming around, and announced that he would try out my grain-free ways while on vacation. He did quite a bit of cheating, and still managed to lose 7 lbs. I am proud of him, but this is further proof that life is unfair.
My big problem is (and always has been) getting exercise in. So The Man and I have decided that August is going to be our big start. I asked what he wanted to do- he refuses to join a gym again- and of course, he said, "jogging." So we are going to be running intervals a few days a week, walking on our days "off" for cardio. We're both pretty out of shape, but it's something, at least. And I have doc's clearance to start back up at the gym in September!
This morning we took the doggies out and ran for three short intervals through the wildlife preserve, walking in-between. I realized that running is initially hard, but each interval seemed to get a little easier as my body got used to huffing and puffing. It was nice, I feel like we accomplished something, and the doggies definitely enjoyed it. We'll just have to see if we can keep it up longer than the first week!