I’m back! Can’t say this week was perfect, but it went well! Valentine’s Day was great, I actually ended up going to cycling and absolutely killing a class in the first row (my first time!) Then I went to Nashville for the weekend, which I’ve been chatting about for a while.
The trip was amazing! The soon-to-be bride had an amazing time and her friends were the sweetest! We had a little too much fun – our days consisted of drinking, snacking, listening to live music, relaxing, and getting to know each other!
I’m letting myself relax for a few days before weighing myself or stressing about exercise. Not going to lie, if I see a increase on the scale I’ll probably have uncontrollable feelings of guilt, so I’m going to alter my routine to prevent making myself not feel great.
WEEK FOUR Q&A:
Describe the past week in 3 words: Fun, New, Exhausting
What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? My greatest accomplishment was honestly, surviving Nashville and my first bachelorette party in one piece. WOO WOO!!
Before I left, I set myself up nicely and didn’t indulge in any Valentine’s Day goodies. I made sure to spend my time doing things that benefitted me before my trip: laundry, workouts, meditation, and journaling.
What was my biggest challenge (s) this past week? Sticking to my Nashville Self-Contract. I stuck to my goals while eating out and drinking, but had a tough time when it came to post-going out snacking. We made two 3:00am pitstops at a southern fast food place called, Cook Out. While I had snacks at home, I regrettably gave into fries, chicken fingers, hush-puppies, and some spoonfulls of a milkshake.
Did you have any negative mental chatter about yourself? Saturday & Sunday morning I woke up semi-hungover, tummy ache, headache. I felt canker sores from the sugar, wine, and french fries; aka my body telling me this isn’t normal. I felt a bit of regret and shame around indulging, but quickly came over it when I quickly hopped back on during the next meal instead of allowing it to take over.
What are my roadblocks in the upcoming week? Not many roadblocks; I just want to give myself enough time to rest and recover from the weekend.
What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? Plan my meals for the week, sign up for my cycling classes, and clear up my weekend schedule so I can hang out instead of running around!
WEEK THREE EATS:
BREAKFAST: Before I went on vacation, breakfast was a smoothie or PE Science’s Cafe Series Vanilla Frappe protein shaken with Almond Milk and Iced Coffee. While I was in Nashville, I mostly had eggs, bacon & coffee.
LUNCH: At work I’ve been eating Ideal Protein’s Broccoli & Cheddar Soup with microwaveable broccoli. In Nashville I stuck with breadless sandwiches, chicken wings, spilt nachos.
DINNER: Coming home from work, I’ve been really into Breakfast for Dinner. I bought this meatless veggie sausage, Gimme Lean Sausage, and have been browning it, mixing it with veggies and topping it with scrambled eggs and a drizzle of olive oil.
While I was in Nashville, I had a bunless burgers, braised lamb with grits, and pork chop with brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. YUM YUM YUM.
Weight: Week 0 172, Week 1 163.2 , Week 2 164.6, Week 3 162.6, Week 4 n/a