Hello all happy Tuesday!! I just realized it's been a while since my last post, oops!
Before I get into the weekend I will update on Thursday and Friday. I did my first bellydancing class on Thursday and it was a blast! We learned a few moves and kept if very basic but it was still a lot of fun. I will definitely be taking the level 1, 2, 3 and 4 classes after I finish the beginners class. I will just have to start saving up some money because after the beginners class almost every level is split into A and B (Ex: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3, 4) and the 6 week class is $180. Ouch! However, I feel that it is worth it because it's something I've fallen in love with.
Friday was good, eats were the same. Spent my night with the boyfriend so I didn't make it to the gym.
Labor day weekend was very very nice! I got to rest a lot and catch up on "me" time. Saturday I started my day by signing up for a 1yr membership at my gym! Great way to start the day I think :-) I then went shopping all day with 2 of my girls. We ate out for lunch and dinner! Yikes! I think I kept my food intake reasonable though, um well maybe not but I tried? For lunch we went to Noodles and I got a small pesto cavatappi with water to drink. It was 510 calories, 21g of fat and 18g of protein. Yikes on the calories and fat!! I usually get the pad thai because it is a LOT healthier but I was craving the cavatappi so I got it. I'm definitely digging the "if I want it I'm going to have it" (within a reasonable amount) way of living. For dinner we went to Olive Garden. I had the Ravioli di Portobello with water to drink. It was 670 calories, 30g of fat and 1400mg of sodium. Yikes again! I only ate half of it so I guess it was more around 335 calories, 15g of fat and 700mg of sodium. That makes me feel a little better but not much. Hopefully it won't affect my weigh in too much but I feel if I work hard enough this week at the gym I won't have a problem (we'll see). I didn't make it to the gym Saturday, although I know I definitely should have after meals like that!
Sunday I got a text bright and early from my friend saying that she had her baby!! Yay! After I had the other half of my ravioli for breakfast, I headed up to the hospital with another friend and we visited the proud parents and new baby for a couple hours. I forgot how little newborns are! I went home and did some chores around the house and then went grocery shopping with my cousin. I got some veggies, grapes, yogurt, V8 and cottage doubles (I forgot how much I love cottage doubles!). Then I hit up the gym with focus being legs with light triceps/shoulders and lower abs/obliques. I also did 40 minutes on the stationary bike.
Yesterday was the best day of all! I sat on my butt most of the day and didn't even change out of my pj's. Call me lazy but I call it well deserved. Most of the morning I watched the "Dance Your Ass Off" marathon. I love weight loss shows and what a cool concept to incorporate doing something fun to help lose the weight. I'm glad they made a show that showcased an alternative to the same old gym routine everyday (granted they did still work out in the gym as well as dance). My gym was closed because of the holiday. I was very sad about this so I found my own alternative: cleaning the bathrooms. Wow did I forget the work that goes into this! I am actually feeling it in my legs this morning and was sweating my butt off yesterday! I didn't eat a whole lot yesterday because quite frankly I wasn't very hungry. Yesterday total I ate half of a turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions, a couple glasses of milk, a couple handful of grapes and a strawberry cottage doubles. Maybe that makes up for the day before!
Today food is back to normal. Chicken with cucumbers and grapes for lunch, V8 to drink. Snack is laughing cow cheese on 3 crackers and a peach cottage doubles. I have my 4 mile walk tonight with my step-mom and I plan on going to the gym as well. There's a live Big Brother on tonight that I'm very excited about! And Biggest Loser starts in exactly 1 week!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend!