Most people start new on the first of January each year. Autumn and the beginning of the winter is usually the most quiet time in the fitness centers, everybody gets a bit lazy after the summer when it starts to get cold and dark. People rush back in January with their new year’s resolutions ready to start over.
I for one try to be consistent each month and consider every month like a new start and try to do better than in the last. I love this time of the year! Even though I am currently in between fitness centers, I usually enjoy this quiet time and having the place and the machines mostly to myself.
I travelled last night for four hours to the wonderful mountains in Austria. I had little time to enjoy the scenery because I arrived late and I was starving so after a short walk in the city I hurried to dinner. A 5-course dinner is included at the hotel and I was afraid. I love food too much and have trouble telling myself when I had enough.
I started with a salad and a small clear soup, both are good tricks to help avoid the unhealthy big meals because I feel full by the time I get to the main course.
The main course was extremely soft turkey breast with not so healthy mushrooms in sour cream and croquettes, luckily only three small pieces.
I skipped the cheese plate and the ice cream but had a taste from the poppyseed cake, skipped also the whipped cream.
I got better at eating out and not overdoing it but I still have a lot to improve. My main problem is that I can’t leave food on the plate, I think it’s such a waste especially when it’s so delicious.
Today is the first day of November, a new beginning, and I am hopeful that I will do better.
Our hotel has a nice spa but I found out unfortunately that there is no fitness center so I will take the free ski bus to Tauern Spa to do some strength training, my running session, swim and relax. I plan to visit the city and do some shopping on the way back.