Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Inadvertent Success

Yesterday was one of those days that just shouldn't count.  It wasn't a horrible day, but I was so tired and blah that I kind of wish it just hadn't have happened. 

The weekend was absolutely wonderful.  I flew my younger nephew to Dallas for the weekend.  I had brought his older brother down here from Kentucky when he turned 14, so it was MD's turn.  Here are some pictures:
Minor League Hockey Game
MD at the Perot Museum
We made our own species of bird...nothing beats a Whooping Swooper!
We had such a fantastic time.  I'm so fortunate to have so many great kids in my life.  This particular kid is so loving and quick with a hug.  He is creative and walks his own path.  He doesn't mind being on his own, but he was great to talk with.  This is the most one-on-one time we have had together and I loved every minute of it. 
After I took him to the airport, I had my first eyelash fill appointment.  All went well, but I remembered that I couldn't get them wet for 24-48 hours which meant no CrossFit yesterday.  I also failed to log my food.  I would say it was all a big fat failure, especially since I didn't get to workout at all yesterday.  BUT, it wasn't.  I had a wonderful time.  I ate in moderation.  We stayed active and didn't mindlessly snack.  And I was 2.2 pounds down for the week.  That is actually quite a success!
Last night BFF & I went to see Godspell.  It was really good!  We commuted together last night and this morning though, so still no CrossFit.  I'm determined to go tomorrow! 
I did work out at lunch today thought.  10:00 elliptical warm up.  Then 15:00 on the minute, 3 burpees and 3 dumbbell thrusters (squat with overhead press) which was WAY harder than I thought.  It is basically :18 of work with :42 rest and I was wheezing my lungs out.  I had to take an extra 1:00 break after 5 rounds, but then I finished all 15 rounds!  I completed the workout with 50 sit ups. 
I feel wonderful!  So much better than yesterday, it just isn't even comparable. 
Today's food plan:
Breakfast:  Latte.  Hard boiled egg.  Babybel.
Lunch:  BFF's chicken fricassee.  (It is both healthy and delicious!!)
Snack:  mixed nuts
Dinner:  Tortilla soup with a serving of tortilla chips


Cheri said...

I'm so glad your nephews have an Aunt like you! (And of course that you had such a great weekend!) Congratulations on adapting to the unique circumstances of the week, and the resulting payoff at the scale - woo hoo!

Connie O said...

Not sticking to a plan isn't the same thing as failing, especially if you are still progressing toward your goal. Your weekend sounds great, and so does your nephew.

♥ Drazil ♥ said...

Best aunt ever!

Kathy said...

What a fun time for your nephew! Even if you weren't able to do the normal routine, it sounds like it was successful for you anyway. I love when that happens.

Sheila said...

You are an awesome aunt! Love the photos! And so will you explain what eyelash thing it is you are doing? I'm behind on my blogging and reading (I just posted an update tho) and I want to know more about your eyelashes!!

LOL, I had a HB egg and babybel for breakfast today also. And coffee, FF cream and splenda. :)