This weekend I am leaving town to go visit my best friend. I really just want to get out of my house and away for my family for a while. I am suppressing my wanderlust as much as possible, but I need a tiny little trip to really keep it in check. Otherwise I will up and quit my job and drive to the ocean. (Which I still might do.)
Anyway, the point of this is I’m thinking ahead so this weekend won’t be a OMGIcan’tbelieveIateALLTHAT kind of weekend where I am crying during my weigh in on Monday (which by the way I am probably switching to Tuesday because I miss my Motivation Mondays). I don’t want one weekend away to undo all the hard work of the last four weeks.
So I’m thinking hard about what I want to eat and what I want to accomplish this weekend. I know I will eat out EVERY meal from Friday at lunch to Monday at lunch. This girl just doesn’t cook. I don’t even know if I’ve made anything besides a sandwich in her kitchen. I am not going to make it difficult by trying to convince her to cook or let me cook (which I am bad at anyway). Therefore I am thinking about the places and items I want to eat when we get food. I’m planning for a lot of salads and grilled chicken. It will end up being more expensive than if I just bought a $1 cheeseburger, but I am trying to rationalize the extra spending as more important than saving a buck or two.
I won’t be drinking alcohol since I gave it up for a while. That will help me immensely since I won’t be consuming extra calories and then eating after I am drunk I am trying to eliminate as much of the mindless eating as possible. Not at 100% yet (hello granola bars eaten during the LOST season finale last night) but I am working on it.
Also planning to get in at least one workout, probably on Saturday. I’ve been to the YMCA where she lives and I actually like it a lot better than my home gym. It’s bigger, has better equipment, and I get my own tv if I’m on a bike or elliptical machine. I’m actually really looking forward to working out there again.
Should be a fun weekend, and of course, a wildly successful one regarding eating and being healthy. This weekend is ALL about the food I choose to put in my mouth. I’ve spent a weekend there before and gained a ton of weight after. So this weekend I plan to think consciously about the food choices I am making. I’ve already thought it out and think I will do great. Planning/thinking ahead is KEY.