I'm going on that cruise that cruise with my Dad this week! Which is, of course, fantastic. However........
If you haven't been on one before, the best way to describe it is food on tap. 24/7 smorgasbords, buffets, multi course for each of the many meals of the day, wondrous food as far as the eye can see...you get the picture. It can be a weight loss journey persons
worst nightmare...being on a ship, not able to get off, surrounded by this amazing food, PLUS no phone reception to call on reinforcement encouragement if you falter. HELP!
I know what the food's like and I know what I'm like and I'm going to be honest, I'm not even going to pretend to myself that I'm going to expect much of myself. I've done that before and then I feel guilty so I not only don't enjoy myself, I go even further off the rails. I'm learning to accept and manage my ways and do my best, rather than fight my ways like I have for so long. It's been a big turning point and I've found this seems to work better for me. More accepting and working with myself and less fighting...
Instead, what I'm planning on doing is Operation Minimise Damage. If I can at least have my exercise sorted, that will be something. The ship has a running track, a gym and a sports court...so I'm going to scope it all out and plan on using them. I'm not too good with exercising while away from home. I always have grandiose plans and 'ooh aah' over the pictures of gyms in hotels and the pretty surrounding streets to run, and when I get there the closest I get is stumbling past said gym carrying my heels after too many wines, with my running shoes just taking up space in my suitcase.
However this time I've promised my trainers and my boot camp mates that I will burn a minimum of 500 calories each full day I'm onboard the ship. I'm accountable to them, and to you now, so I'll be making myself do it! I'll make sure I take photographic evidence....and the pics should be pretty cool, with the Pacific Ocean as my back drop! My internet time on the ship will be miniscule, if anything, so I may need to post the evidence when I get off, but I will be doing it! Wish me luck! :)