Good morning and happy Monday!
Let’s get to it with a quick recap from our weekend!
Mal and I went on a double-date with our friends Scotty and Jess for dinner at Orta. We had such a nice time and laughed a whole lot together. Seriously. I think we spent like 90% of the meal telling stories and cracking up. Scotty and Jess are such a fun couple to spend time with, and I’m so glad we were able to have an adults’ only night out!
To start, we shared the Arancini and Crispy Fried Artichoke Hearts (love, love, love), and I ordered one of the specials for my entree. It was pan-seared scallops with risotto and asparagus. Mmm! I also finished off the evening with an espresso martini (it seemed like a good idea at the time) and woke up feeling great the next morning. Woof.
Somehow, though, I managed to accomplish my January goal of getting five Toes-to-Bar (T2B) in a row the next morning. I actually strung together SIX T2B two different times in a workout that morning. Yayyyyy!
On Saturday afternoon, we had a bunch of friends over our house for happy hour. Eat, drink, and be merry! It was so fun catching up with everyone, and I can’t wait to do it again soon. Happy hour = great for babies and pregnant ladies! Ok, well, the time and snacks, not the boozing.
Mal and Quinn made us pancakes for breakfast on Sunday morning.
And it was so nice… just sitting back, enjoying a glass of iced coffee, and watching my boys be adorable together.
Awwww. I know that was kind of cheesy, but how cute are these two?! <3
Please note: Quinn in the background trying to “flip” his pancake with his fork. He saw Mal flipping the pancakes with a spatula on our Griddler, so he was obsessed with the idea for the rest of breakfast. Haha! Too cute!
After breakfast, Mal went to CrossFit while Quinn and I headed to the YMCA. I ran 5 miles on the treadmill and then we all met up for some basketball.
After our workouts, Mal grabbed Starbucks and Quinn went down for his nap.
Later that afternoon, we took the boys (Quinn + pug) to Forge Pond Park for a walk and some playtime.
The weather was amazing yesterday; it felt like a spring day!
And kicking them was easily Quinn’s favorite part of our trip!
Ok, so I had quite an indulgent week and weekend. It was actually the final week of the UC study, so I documented four days of eating, which you’ll see later this week. My eating wasn’t terrible, but I know I definitely could have done better. Honestly, I was just lazy with my eats and ended up eating a lot cereal and random snacks instead of “real” meals with nutritious ingredients. Oh, yea, and I boozed face and ate a bunch of junk this weekend. Anyway, I intend to do better this week, so I wanted to share my #1 tip for getting back on track. Basically, it’s just knowing that whatever happened last week is not permanent.
Just because I didn’t eat well or practice much moderation over the weekend, it’s not going to send me into a downward spiral of unhealthy living. I have the ability to do something about it and make a change. And knowing that I have the power to change my life (for the better!) gives me the motivation and drive to do so. If you don’t like something about yourself, change it.
And, of course, it’s not something to dwell upon either. If anything, I should learn from my mistakes (i.e. not prepping food on Sunday) and move on. The past is the past, and now I’m looking forward to a healthy week ahead. It’s Monday. Get a new perspective. Whatever obstacle you’re facing, know that it’s not permanent.
Question of the Day
What’s your #1 tip for getting back on track?