Friday, January 04, 2013
It is so crazy how different my life is today then it was 6 months ago. I woke up, and went to the gym for 2 hours. An hour of Body Pump and an hour of Zumba. I was so proud of myself, I was able to hold a plank for the full length of time the instructor requested. I was able to hold the plank on my TOES and NOT know knees. I was just curious if I could do the plank on my toes. Not only did I do the plank I did it on my toes. So thrilled.
I then went and saw the amazing movie "Les Miserables". It is fantastic. I had seen the play 5 times in the theater. The stage production and the movie were both really good. I can not tell which one I liked better. I am sure Hugh Jackman will win the Oscar. I thought Daniel Day Lewis had it in the bag for "Lincoln", but now I am not too sure. He was amazing in it. This will be an interesting Oscar season
After the movie we went for linner over at Cheesecake Factory. I had the Shrimp Creole which is a decent 550 calories. I had 2 pieces of bread and some hot green tea. And this is how I realize how much my life and life choices have changed. Before August I would have not even thought of exercising. In fact, the thought of exercise would have made me a little ill and I sure as heck would have been excited about the concept of it. I actually was thinking of staying for Yoga too, but I would not have been able to go to the movie, and that was my treat for working so hard. So, there would have been no exercise at all. I would have just gone to the movie and probably had a glass of wine (there is a bar attached to the theater it is kind of hoity toity theater), and a large buttery popcorn (instead I snuck in a water and a protein bar for after my work out..shhhh don't tell). Then at dinner I would have had ANOTHER couple of cocktails and I wouldn't have chosen the Skinnylicious dinner option. Oh no, I wouldn't. I would have had avocado roll to start and then probably the jambalya (which I found out is something like 1,500 calories. And no one would have had to twist my arm to share a red velvet cheesecake. No, no they would not have. So, really, things are looking up. :)
Now watching the Lakers lose..again. Sigh. :)