Remember that time when I wanted to do five challenges at once? And then I got derailed and started beating myself up about it? Yeah, that’s where we are right now… Instead of documenting all the challenges I skipped, I think it would be better to remember what I *did* do these days, and remember how good those days felt….
Got in a good short morning run, 2.3 miles. Got my water in, but yoga didn’t happen. Also, an impromptu dinner out for a friend’s birthday ended up with me having a margarita and chicken nachos for dinner.
Good: Made time for the gym. 2.3 miles on the treadmill. Passed the #100oz challenge. No yoga today, and I had a movie theater hot dog for dinner. But I DID say no thank you to the bucket of popcorn being passed around the group.
Today was ok, food-wise. I went to Au Bon Pain for dinner and loaded up on the salad bar! Salads taste SO much better when someone prepares them for you. 🙂 I honestly can’t remember if I did yoga today. Went on a date. It’s not meant to be, so that was… not as great.
Weigh In Wednesday: +2.8 I. Am. Frustrated.
Thursday might have been a highlight of my week! I had reservations with a friend to check out Vincent. Originally, we were going to do their chef’s tasting menu but they were in between tastings, and trying out a new summer menu. I was planning on using this as an indulgence meal, and boy was it absolutely worth it. We ended up splitting a delish beet salad, amazing mussels, and a chocolate cake/peanut butter mousse/sea salt dessert that brought a tear to the eye. We each had a crisp cool cocktail called bubbles and flowers, and it was a happy happy happy meal. After dinner, I popped in to the grocery store and got some fruit and milk for the rest of the week. I am on a tight budget so have been going to the store every few days to buy things I might need! A good day to just… relax. And enjoy every bite.
Did I say Thursday was the highlight of my week? Well… maybe it was Friday. Because on Friday I discovered that Gene’s Sausage Shop has a rooftop bar. And I got out of work early and found out that my lovely besties where there waiting for me. These are friends from grad school, who I just adore. And we ran in to some other friends from school, and just soaked up a GORGEOUS summer day.
So… I planned for Thursday’s indulgence. But not Friday’s. I did get in 2.7 miles in the morning though… 100oz challenge also complete.
HAIL! The return of Saturday yoga in millennium park! Last summer, we tried to do this every week. It is such a great way to start your morning! Saturday night I went to see Nick Offerman and it was FANTASTIC. (You may know him better as Ron Swanson!)
I stayed within points today, but really only ate 2 meals. I really need to re-evaluate my planning.
Well… I am sure you’ve heard it before… but it is HOT in Chicago this week. All I want to do is drink iced coffees and beer, and eat ice cream and cold fresh fruit. I decided to clear the cobwebs, and just GET OUT THERE on Sunday. I walked to the Lakefront (hello, old friend) and ended up doing a solid walk/run of about 5 miles. Combined with the walk to and from, I covered 8 miles and drank a lot of water. Felt overheated and headach-y in the afternoon. HYDRATION in this heat is just KEY!
What do you do when your week has ups and down?