Worth the Splurge
Last night we had my parents over and all went to dinner at Biaggi’s, my favorite restaurant here in town.
For some reason I’ve been craving their crusty bread dipped in herbed olive oil, and nearly attacked it as soon as the waiter brought it.
My mom and I split a half carafe of red wine as we decided on what to order:
and before I knew it, my dad had ordered the calamari. Of course I couldn’t let him eat the squid by himself…
For my entrée, I was feeling fish, and when I read the description for the seared salmon salad, I went with it:
We left the restaurant probably around 8:00, and I was stuffed up until breakfast this morning. That never happens! But I. was. full!
Also, after dinner I almost immediately collapsed in bed in a carb coma. Who needs ambien? Just eat a couple pieces of starchy white bread! I kid, I kid
Obviously, this was a deliciously indulgent meal. And while we’re on the subject of indulgence…
Worth the Splurge
I’ve never been one to plan and have “cheat meals.” I’ve found that just trying to eat a healthy diet most the time works best for me. However, every once in a while, I’ll tweak my eating around certain events.
Yesterday since I knew I’d be heading to my fav restaurant later, I tried to eat on the healthier side the rest of the day. I didn’t restrict by any means – I mean I had full fat greek yogurt for breakfast, and roast beef and avocado for lunch – but I went ahead and passed on some birthday bagels and cake at the office, knowing I’d far more rather indulge on some crusty bread and dipping oil at Biaggi’s later.
Since I’d be indulging, I wanted to enjoy it knowing that I ate healthily the rest of the day. It just makes that second piece of bread taste better since I “saved up for it” Ya know?
Another thing I won’t practice (or preach) is to pay for it with my workouts. For example, if I have a second scoop of ice cream one night, I won’t go and run one extra mile to “make up for it.” That’s also never been a motivator for me, and I’ve never let my eating (or overeating) determine my workouts. It just makes them seem more like, well, work, and less like something I do to stay in shape and feel great.
This morning I woke up pretty late – I had crazy dreams about zombies throughout the night – so I only got in about half of what I’d planned to as far as a workout goes.
I’d planned getting in about an hour of cardio this morning – split up between the treadmill and some plyo/circuits. Since I was running short on time, I nixed the treadmill, and just went with some a plyo circuit.
Here’s how it ended up.
Directions: after the warm up, go through the workout in a circuit, performing 30 seconds of each exercise with as little rest as possible between. Once you complete all exercises, rest for 2 minutes, then repeat the workout two more times (three times total.)
This was pretty intense!! It also made the time FLY by since I was jumping around (literally) the whole time.
Breakfast came after a shower:
TJ’s Greek yogurt – plain full fat, 2 chopped dates, and a handful of chopped pecans – all sprinkled with cinnamon and a grapefruit on the side.
You have no idea how satiating this yogurt is! Well, maybe you do, if you tried it of course
On to catch up with the day. Got a busy one this Thriday. Have a fab one!
How about you guys- Do you ever “save up” for a meal/dessert?
Does it affect your workouts?