I’m back! It was a whirlwind of a trip, but it felt like the right amount of time, and we had so much fun spending time with family.
Hail to the conquering Graduate!
Graduation day was 12 hours of craziness. Here’s the short version: Left the house at 10 for a two hour drive to Logan, UT. Baby threw up halfway through the drive. Stopped at Target to get new outfit since I forgot to bring extra’s. Got to Logan around 1:30 pm. Sat through a THREE HOUR graduation, which they called Angela’s name about fifteen minutes in. Tried to entertain the baby by walking around the school grounds for two hours. Drove back to Salt Lake and ate at the Cheesecake factory (after not having ANY food for almost 9 hours).
Ate a few buffalo wings, some calamari, and then I ordered the herb crusted salmon salad. Halfway through Dustin and I switched plates and I got to have some of his Bang Bang shrimp, which was AH-MAZING.
We got home exactly 12 hours from when we left that morning. To say we were tired would be an understatement.
On Saturday we got to do some totally unnecessary shopping where I got these babies as an early birthday present:
I have been dying to try these shoes out for weight lifting because I think the statement about a lower center of gravity is really important for keeping good form when lifting heavy weights.
When I started working out I wore Asics because they felt like you were walking on a cloud. Then I started having some pain on the top of my foot. I started wearing my Nike Free’s and the pain started to go away. I’m hoping that with even less under my feet they will feel even better. Here’s hoping! I plan on taking a walk with them outside today and seeing how they feel. I might even use my new Garmin just for funsies.
I didn’t eat terribly bad…..until the second half of Saturday. I failed on no creamy dressing the second day. We went to Brick Oven (a pizza and pasta restaurant). They have famous green Ranch dressing and I just couldn’t get a vinaigrette after seeing it’s creamy goodness. And then to top it off we went to Goodwood that night.
Dustin and I decided that this meal put us over the tipping point. I had the worst heartburn that night, and I haven’t experienced that feeling in a LONG time. Then I got a HORRIBLE nights sleep when my child woke up and wouldn’t go back to sleep for 3 hours. I was ready to go home on Sunday, and so was my baby girl who slept for 2 1/2 hours on the way home:
Although it wasn’t an ideal healthy weekend I did have a few small victories. I followed my restriction plan to a T on Friday, which is HUGE for me. I also did a lot of walking. I didn’t go nuts when I ate out and I stuck to my no soda which is usually the first rule out the window.
Now I am just working on detoxing from all of the meat I consumed. My body is not use to eating like that anymore and so I’ve been doing a fast since 3:00pm yesterday and I will break it at dinner tonight. I can feel a lot of the food just sitting in my stomach like a rock. How many more times will I have to learn this lesson?
Back to the daily grind! Happy Monday!