New Approach: Preparation & Dedication
Monday, May 13, 2013
It is Monday… woo hoo! Another week.
I ended up having a pretty good weekend. I really worked on approaching the weekend like I do a weekday – planning, being thoughtful about my choices, sticking to my guns, etc… and I think it really helped.
Friday I decided to eat dinner at home before we went out with friends. Our dinner was pushing back closer to 9pm and I would have either cried or killed someone by that point, so I made some boca fake chicken and green beans at home. I figured it would save me money and calories. I got one drink at the restaurant and then we headed over to the “club” right as the sky opened up. I got to the club soaking freaking wet. At this point I was kind of like – either I can kick a fit, or I can be like “Screw it” and have fun. I decided to have fun. I danced and didn’t care what I looked like or anything. I pushed all “I’m fat/awkward/clumsy/ugly” thoughts out of my mind and boogied. I had a “duh” moment like – why was I so worried before? Dancing burns calories! And I wore my fitbit – so I think I know exactly how many calories too!
Saturday my friend and I did some shopping. I made sure to each something for lunch before I left the house so I wasn’t tempted by bad food. I scored three dresses, two shirts, and a cami for $46 at Old Navy (BOOM!) One of the shirts is an NFL “Ravens Superbowl Champions” shirt that was only like $5! (Does happy dance!) My friend is tiny and for dinner she actually suggested we split onion rings and bacon cheese fries. I gave her this look, or I must have, because she was like “What? That’s bad isn’t it? Yeah that’s pretty bad…” We ended up splitting grilled wings (not fried!) and a small order of nachos that we didn’t finish half of before my stomach got upset. This tummy of mine… ugh. Anyways, we went to see The Great Gatsby afterwards and didn’t get anything to eat or drink at the theater. The movie was pretty good, no spoilers here besides the fact that Leo DiCaprio is aging like a God.
Yesterday we had Mother’s Day lunch with my family. My parents, as I have mentioned, love to eat horrible food. We went to an Italian place my mom’s friend owns. I made my own grilled chicken salad order, and my BF got a similar thing. My mom’s friend came over like “Why aren’t you guys eating my pizza?! My chicken parm?!” and both of us were like c’monnnn. We went to a new organic market afterwards and tried to get our groceries for this week. We both had sticker shock. We got like ONE bag of groceries for $50. No good! Our organic dinner last night was pretty tasty, but there has to be a more affordable way to get healthy food. After dinner we took a walk and watched Game of Thrones – which is starting to get REAL lol.
I normally do not plan ahead AT ALL on weekends. I usually eat out a bunch of times and you know that means I’m not controlling myself like I could or should. I made an effort this weekend and I hope it pays off. I know I would have been in trouble had I eaten at that restaurant Friday night, or fast food for lunch while shopping on Saturday, or given in to the “holiday” mentality and let myself go yesterday at the Italian place. All of that is new to me, but it was NOT THAT HARD to do in hindsight. I know I won’t always have weekends like that, but a little extra effort did not kill me.
That being said, I have PT tonight and gym time blocked off every day for the rest of the week. I have dinner scheduled with friends Wednesday night and I’m trying to plan my choices ahead of time so that I am armed and ready. I am hoping that preparation and dedication is the key! And that the scale starts going down real soon… positive thinking, positive thinking…