A Good Start in Chicago
Monday, March 27, 2017
Got to Chicago yesterday afternoon and will be here for the week. I'm off to a good start. My trainer sent me the week's worth of workouts and I did the first one this morning. (Side note: It's not the same when you don't have your friends there to complain about it with!)
I'm also really happy that they provide an empty fridge in the room (so many hotels now have these weighted sensors so you can't even move the existing contents without being charged. They make me angry.) so I went to the grocery store a block away and got yogurt, bananas, granola, and a protein shake. I'm all set for breakfast every day (and probably some snacks) this week now.
Dinner last night wasn't too bad. Salad, bread, and mushroom ravioli. I limited myself to one glass of wine. Don't really know what lunches are in store for me but they'll be grab and go. I see a Mexican and a Chinese place next to the grocery store which is basically like a Whole Foods so they have a hot bar and to-go sushi. That may be an option several days.
Dinners will be heartier, probably, as every single night I now have planned with colleagues and/or friends. Tonight is a vegetarian place with my friend who lives here so I'm sure it'll be good.
Overall I am doing OK. If I can avoid the inevitable cookie breaks and eat my bananas instead life will be golden. That is kind of a big 'if' because OMG COOOOOOOOKIES. But I will try. Or at least limit myself to one cookie break. :)