I hope you all had a fabulous weekend filled with fun memories! This was definitely an overly-ambitious weekend for me, but it turned out to be better than expected! Friday night I was singing at this local Greek restaurant/bar in Chicago. My besties all came to support me – as they are my groupies and I love them for it! PS: I’m proud to say that I did a 2 mile run/walk after work like I promised It was absolutely dreadful.
Here are a few pictures that were captured:
We ordered some appetizers which included; tiropites (cheese pies) and grilled calamari (not pictured). De-licious! Anyway, the night ended around two am and I had to get up early for wedding dress and bridesmaid dress shopping for my bestie! The day was a great success! We left wedding dress in hand (not really in hand) but it was purchased – woo hoo!!! That took up most of the day and left us pooped after, so I was happy to do absolutely nothing for the rest of the night. Nothing included no workout.
Sunday was a busy day, starting with church and then a trip to Dick’s and Target (my favorite place in the world.) I ended up buying a pair of fitted running pants – much like my Nike ones in my previous post, but these have a necessary draw string, and a dry fit pull over! I love getting new workout clothes
At night, my besties and I went downtown to see Carrie Fisher’s “Wishful Drinking” – absolutely hilarious!
In fact, here are a few of her funny quotes from the show:
- “Instant gratification takes too long”
- “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die”
Overall, it was a very productive and fun weekend, but I did slack in
one two departments: exercise and food. That’s exactly why I titled this post, “Tomorrow is a new day” because that’s exactly what it is and we should take full advantage. I didn’t have time to prepare any food for today, so I went to Whole Foods after work to stock up on some groceries.
Fage Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, Alexia sweet potato fries (amazing), mushrooms, kind bars, cauliflower, yellow squash, buckwheat waffles, rosemary and oil quinoa (it’s cheaper to get quinoa in bulk, but my curiousity got the best of me – as always – so I had to try it), green peppers, organic pumpkin, asparagus, Kashi frozen mushroom and spinach pizza.
Fyi: Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry or having cravings. It always leads to bad decisions – in my case, the kettle corn popcorn pictured above (bad because I can’t stop at one serving.) That won’t last longer than two days – I promise.
I came home and made my lunch/dinner for the week:
Put a pot of the quinoa mix, 2 cups of water and 1 tbs of oil to a boil. Takes about 15 minutes. While that was cooking I took some veggies I had (mushrooms, yellow and red baby bell peppers and red onion) and sauteed them with a little olive oil spray.
This week I’m learning about beating sugar addiction and also have a lecture from Dr. Joel Fuhrman on the anti-cancer diet GOMBS.
- G: Greens
- O: Onions
- M: Mushrooms
- B: Berries
- S: Seeds
Whether you slacked or not this weekend, tomorrow is always a new day and the perfect day to get back on track! Let’s rock this week!