Friday, September 3, 2010

Thank the Lord for Holiday Weekends!!!!!

Oh man! It's been a whole week since my last post. There is a very busy week that has caused this. Several events were fun and amazing.....the rest.....well less amazing and fun. So last weekend although filled with activities was amazing (pictures to come). The beach was gorgeous and relaxing. When we first arrived we hit up the outlet mall to wait for the weather to warm up. I love outlet malls! The Lincoln City one especially. They have a coach outlet there and I may have purchased my very first coach bag!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah I feel like a grown up now. I have yet to use it cause I still need to get fabric protector on it. After the shopping extravaganza we headed to Mo's for lunch. I remember their fish and chips being a lot better. I mean they were ok, but I am not a huge fish fan and only eat really delicious fried fish or my Grandpa's fish dip! I did choose a salad instead of chowder though to offset the fried-ness. Next a long walk on crazy deep sandy beach. My legs were killing me, but I needed to work off the fish and the candy I was going to be buying (I love dark chocolate sea foam). We did a bit more shopping after that in the small shops downtown and then headed home so I could get ready for the 6 pack party! I quickly changed out of my beachy clothes and tried to fix my crazy wind blown hair. The party was fun. I got to love on some amazing girls from my high school days that I am still friends with but don't get to see nearly as often as I would like. Ended up heading home about 11pm, cause I am getting old and I wanted to be in good shape for the Fit for Life(a club/fitness challenge my friend Katy and I have set up) meet up. I was lured into walking to the gym for what I was told would be a 3 mile urban hike. This turned into 6 Miles! We then did some strength training at the gym(I wanted Katy to show me her amazing moves!). I was feeling weak because I didn't eat enough for my body to go on a 6 mile trek. So we didn't stay long, we still had to walk home. So 1 mile later we were back at Katy's house for a total of 7 miles. I was starving!!!!!!!! Katy made a delicious protein shake that we shared while we cooked stuff for rice bowls.....well Katy cooked. Once I had inhaled my rice bowl consisting of brown rice, black beans, salsa, avocado, and laughing cow cheese, I headed to the shower. Coffee was next on the docket followed by a trip to target. We were trowing around the idea of going to a movie after target, but Katy has cable and I do not, so I suggested we get dinner and go back to her place, veg on the couch, watch cable and eat. She agreed and we picked up a pizza with artichoke hearts and olives and a greek salad. I was in heaven! This was a fantastic end to a busy weekend.
Looking back on the week I met my 12 mile goal....i surpassed it by 4 miles, for a total of 16! This week I set a goal of 13 miles and 2 times of doing strength training. Unfortunately this week has been busier than last week! I only have 2 miles in and its Friday! However I am feeling really good about food choices. I am like a rock star this week. Went out twice for cocktails. First time ate some fries, but then went to the gym after. Second time had a salad, but got home too late to hit the gym. Last night I had the best of intentions of working out but was trying to get everything ready for camping and lost track of time. I wasn't very hungry yesterday either so I had only eaten some yogurt, a banana, carrots, and a nutrisystem bar, when I got home I had a salad and was craving fro yo, so off to Safeway! I got Ben and Jerry's fish food fro yo style and only ate one serving (1/4 of the container) not the whole container! Go me!
This weekend will be fun going camping with my baby mama (Kelly Dreger) and her family. I made sure to prep fruits and veggies to take with me,since camping is all about snacking and good food, I want to be sure I am still getting in the good non junkie stuff. I will need to figure out how to get some solid exercise in this weekend. I don't know if I will still make my 13 mile goal, but I'm still gonna give it a good shot!
PS Katy I might be buying you a coffee(this is the consequence for not meeting our goal this week)

1 comment:

  1. Aw man, beach? Outlet Mall? Camping? I am freaking jealous as!

    Nice work getting a heap of exercise in, I'm glad you're still rocking! Next week will be even better!