Monday, November 9, 2009

Wonderfully Wonderful Weekend

It's crazy how Monday comes so fast isn't it? Oh well, another day another dollar right?
This weekend was pretty satisfying. My exercise was wonderful, my eating was pretty darn good and I'm excited to (hopefully) be out of the 240's come tomorrow night's weigh in.
Friday we went out to eat at the Nitty Gritty for my step-dad's birthday. I had water to drink and to eat I had a vegetable burger with tomatoes and lettuce on top. I took off the bun and didn’t eat any of it. I also had a side of steamed veggies. (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
Saturday, my mom, my friend Chelsea, her mom and I went out for dinner and drinks. We went to this amazing Italian restaurant called Angelo's. I had the giant portabella mushroom ravioli with a side salad and water to drink. I ate half of the ravioli and all of the side salad with some minimal bleu cheese dressing. After dinner we went to this cute little bar called Jade Monkey. I had a grasshopper ice cream drink and 1 "key lime pie" shot.
Sunday for breakfast I had an orange smoothie from Smoothie King. Then, for lunch I had the other half of my ravioli from Saturday night with a glass of milk to drink. Dinner was a MorningStar veggie burger that I topped with 1/2 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese and about 1 tbsp salsa. I had a glass of milk to drink with this as well. 
Exercise this weekend was pretty darn good! Friday I didn’t end up making it to the gym, I was NOT in a good mood and I know that I never have a good workout when I'm like that so I skipped it.
Saturday morning my mom and I were supposed to do the Intro to Pilates class at my gym. Well, apparently this weekend was "wellness weekend" so they weren't holding any of their normal classes. I was pretty disappointed because next Saturday I'm going to a baby shower for my cousin's wife so it will be 2 weeks before I can try again. Oh well. Saturday night after dinner I headed to the gym to try to work off some of that ravioli and drinks. Focus was arms with light hamstrings, upper abs and oblique's. I finished it off with an hour of intervals on the stationary bike.
Sunday, me and my crazy friend Erin decided to take a little stroll. It was nice to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather before winter comes. Oh wait, did I mention that the stroll took place at 7am and that we walked around Lake Monona? (10 miles) It was quite the walk to say the least but it was fun. We finished the walk in about 3 hours and 30 minutes. For some reason, even though I stretched, my left hamstring behind my knee is very very sore and tight so it kind of hampered my gym time last night. I still went and did my ab work with light biceps, back and inner/outer thighs. Instead of my normal hour long cardio I did about 20 minutes on the stationary bike at a steady resistance of 8. It felt good to move my leg around but I knew I couldn’t push it much further than I did. Tonight is supposed to be a legs day but I might have to change that depending on how I feel.
Overall this weekend was pretty good and probably pretty boring to read about haha. The thing I REALLY REALLY need to work on is getting in my water on the weekends. I want to say between Saturday and Sunday I probably got in 40 oz of water. NOT GOOD. Next weekend I WILL get in my 64 oz per day, it won't be an option.


  1. Keep going, you ARE doing really well.

    :-) :-).


  2. you are doing so well with everything! so proud of you!! i know you said that when you are in a bad mood, you don't like working out, but sometimes it can really boost your mood! can't wait to see how the weigh in goes tomorrow :)

  3. You are doing great. Keep up the great work.

  4. sounds like a great weekend, good luck with your weigh in!

  5. Sounds like a good weekend with lots of good choices!