Friday, January 9, 2015

Food, Fitness, Fashion and Failure Schmailure


I'm still having tightness troubles so soup was the right way to go yesterday. I'm doing the same thing again today. If this doesn't clear up over the weekend, I may have to do a couple days of full on liquids. Stay tuned.

Challenges for today...I'm going out for Mexican at lunch. I'm going to have tortilla soup so that should be fine. I have to stay away from the chips. They slide down no matter what, those boogers. Tonight we are going to PF Changs for dinner, if I'm still feeling tight I will stick with hot and sour soup, but if I can eat I will have some dumplings. I know I will have a drink but I will stick with bourbon and soda so at least I will limit the calories.

Let's be real for a minute. It is SO much easier to follow the rules during the week, but the weekend comes, the rules are forgotten and we eat, drink and be merry to our hearts content. Then Monday arrives and shit gets real. All the damage is done and it is time to hop on the hamster wheel again. I'm making a concentrated effort not to let that happen this weekend.

For Christmas, my BFF got me a personally autographed Scott Conant Scarpetta cookbook. Scarpetta Vegas is my favorite restaurant and Scott is my favorite celebrity chef. Who doesn't love Chopped? Anyway, this is no easy peasy five minute meals cookbook. It is gourmet all the way. I have selected a meal for this weekend...diver scallops with pine nut gremolata and asparagus. This is what it is supposed to look like:
I will take a picture of my version and see how it matches up. I'm sure the only difference will be my white plates. HAHA! Anyway, this is complicated, but healthy. My planned lunches are healthy too. Just have to stay away from snacking (since I'm busy that shouldn't be too bad) and not have too many drinks Saturday night. All doable.


I worked out on the elliptical at lunch yesterday while listening to Serial. I'm so into it! I ended up having to work late so I didn't make it to yoga.

Next week, Debi & I are planning to go to yoga 3x during the week and maybe even meeting up on Saturday to go. I'm planning 2 lunch workouts.


I did get my new Gwynnie Bee shipment, but I didn't wear anything today. I liked all 3 items so I will definitely be wearing them over the next week. I have to admit that today's outfit isn't super flattering. I look quite hippy.
But it's okay. I like the sweater and I don't look horrible, just not my most flattering. The key piece are my badass Doc Martens.

Failure Schmailure

I started getting down on myself last night for missing yoga. Here it is my first week and I have already failed. It is that type of thinking that can get a person in a spiral of bad choices. But I stopped and logically broke it down:
  1. I worked out 5 times this week for an average of 30 minutes spread over the 7 days a week. Now that might be the minimum I want to work out, but a true 30 minutes per day average is great.
  2. I didn't just skip. I worked and my job is important. I don't want to always skip workouts for work, but that isn't the case here. I had a meeting run long and I needed to finish up some things.
  3. While working out is important (and it is VERY important for me), my true issue is food. This is what makes or breaks it for me. And I am making good choices. As long as I am doing that I am going to be successful.
I came to the conclusion that I mustn't stick my head up my ass because everything is fine.

Tonight BFF & I are going to the mall after work. I need to buy a birthday gift for my oldest nephew and I may try on some Uggs. We'll see. Tomorrow night we are going to dinner and then to see Lenny Kravitz. That should be super fun!

I HAVE to take down my Christmas decorations this weekend. I told myself that one of my mini goal rewards will be to buy a little twinkly tree I can keep in the corner year round. :)



~Miss Lorie~ said...

Those shoes! LOVE! And I actually love your outfit.

Manda said...

Definitely looking cute. Love the shoes. Don't feel like a failure.

MandaPanda said...

LOVE the shoes! I really do believe that 80% of this whole battle is food. The exercise is important for fitness/quality of life but it's the food that really needs to happen. Do not let "perfect" be the enemy of "really good." :)