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Day #4: pre-birthday dinner & arms

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tomorrow is my birthday, so since I am signed up for free birthday stuff (google it!), we went to IHOP & I got a free entree and then we went to Chili's & I got a free queso/salsa/chips appetizer. I split both of these with hubby & ended up eating around 900 calories of food total, for a total of 1800-ish calories today (300ish over max). Not bad for a splurge day, especially since I have been under recommended intake this week!

After dinner, we went to the gym. I was proud of myself for going because it was 9:00pm by the time we left the restaurant & after a 13 hour work day I am tired! Nevertheless, I committed to it & I was determined to meet my goal of doing SOMETHING at the gym.
ST: 30 min of arms, including free weights with 5 & 10 lbs weights and different 11 arm machines. Some machines I did one set of 12-20 reps, others I did 2-3 sets. With all of the variety, I am pretty sure that all of my major arm muscles (and chest) got a good workout. When I left I was already sore. When I got home, I could barely lift the laptop to write this. Tomorrow I may pay for it. Oh, dear. emoticon

Successes today:
- turned down the cake in the break room
- ate birthday dinner slowly & enjoyed smaller portions
- ate more salsa than queso & picked out smaller chips rather than larger chips to dip so I got less but felt like I ate a lot more than I did
- went to the gym at the end of the day when I didn't feel like it


What was your biggest success today?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 11/30/2012 12:53AM

    You balanced the day out nicely! Happy Birthday!

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IRP1114 11/30/2012 12:33AM

    Way to go! Ooo I should have googled that a few weeks ago for mine lol! Glad you enjoyed yourself.
For me it was making it through day three of my 21day plan on track ;-)!

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NGREGOR 11/29/2012 11:26PM

  You did GREAT making your choices. emoticon Sharing your b-day treats was a great idea and you chose to avoid the only cake. emoticon

Comment edited on: 11/29/2012 11:27:32 PM

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CASTIRONLADY 11/29/2012 11:18PM

    You did great for a birthday. A lot of people would have thrown caution to the wind but you stayed on top with thought and planning and then to the gym. What a woman! emoticon

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