Oh, but before I do that, I'll share a few pictures from my super fun night out at the Mother's Social on Wednesday evening.
|Photo booth fun (Hi Michelle & Alison!)|
|The two Michelles|
These pictures should be motivation to keep up my does-a-body-good ways. Because as you can see my arms were totally exposed and guess what? I felt totally comfortable. Entirely. I should make a note on my calendar because that's a first. I didn't worry about all the neurotic, ridiculous stuff I usually worry about. I think all the people (here and in real life) telling me I'm nuts when it comes to my arms, I think I'm finally convinced they don't look huge or weird. So the motivation didn't happen that night, I had a couple cocktails and more than enough food, including more deserts than I needed. And no dancing to balance it out, wasn't a dancing party.
Then my good day went all to hell when a work situation arose that required me to make a police report. That's never a good thing. The good news is my boss told me to take the rest of the day off once I was done at the police station. After all the unpleasantness I really needed my workout.
I headed to the gym for a spin on the upright bike, 25 minutes, level 8. That was followed up by strength training - back, biceps, core. After the gym I headed to Larkspur where I planned to see Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me on the big screen. They filmed them recording the NPR quiz show. But before that I grabbed dinner at a local seafood restaurant - I was starving! I made more healthy choices, grilled fish with two sides - a beet salad and a kale salad. Yum! My food was good and the show had me laughing out loud enough times to make up for my not-funny-at-all afternoon.
After the show I was exhausted and dying to get in bed but I stopped at a local grocer for some chocolate, I wanted something sweet. I ended up with a dark chocolate bar, the over-sized fancy kind, and a bag of corn nuts because...there's no because when it comes to corn nuts, you just want them. And I ate both items. So much for my healthy dinner. No. Wait. Bad food choices don't erase good food choices, they co-exist, in balance.
That brings me, finally, to Friday. The day in which all the week's intensity caught up with me and I sort of drug myself through the day feeling tired and in need of a nap. I weighed myself, 141 pounds - moving back down thankfully. I had a nice work morning, a yummy lunch consisting of salad, chicken breast, and a hearty bowl of soup. I might have had 4 squares of more fancy chocolate. I went to the gym after work but was pressed for time. I couldn't do my normal 3 mile run so I did what I could, 1.5 miles. I alternated 6.4 and 7.4mph every 1 minute. 13 minutes, 11 seconds later I hopped off the 'mill and did chest/triceps/core. For some reason chest presses were hard and I couldn't do my first set of 8 with 30 pound dumbbells. Who knows.
|Yes I ate the whole package :o|
But today is a new day - and the weekend! We're headed to a birthday party in a few. I'm going to pack a salad and skip the cake. I lost a pound this week and I really want to keep it off, possibly lose another. I'm shooting to be back under 140 hopefully by the end of the month. If I want to make that happen I can't keep eating chocolate and ice cream and all the rest. Unfortunately good excuses don't erase bad calories.