Sanity Saturday

I have decided to make Saturdays my "sane" day of the week. Saturday will be the day I let my hair down, and relax a little. I will allow myself one "sane" meal, but still keep things within reason. I strongly believe having one sane meal a week will really help me get through the week focused and on track. Knowing I have a sane meal coming will help keep the temptation to a minimum (I hope!)

I worked out with TrainerGirl this morning, it was a cardio day, and I swear TrainerGirl is a cyborg underneath her porcelain skin and pretty auburn curls. In many ways, she is tougher than TrainerGuy, she's relentless, but I think it's that female competition thing that pushes me to work harder with her. Not that I don't work hard with TrainerGuy, because I do. It's the same, but different. I realize I'm not making ANY sense, so here's today's workout in review:

Level 12 on ellipitcal

5 minute warmup on elliptical (get heartrate up over 150)

1 min sprint (at least 7.0, heartrate gets up to about 174 bpm)
30 seconds reverse as fast as I can
30 seconds recovery at least 6.0 (get heartrate down into 160s)
*repeat 8 times

3 minute recovery

TrainerGirl always includes a killer ab circuit when we workout, and here it is ...

A1: 60 second plank (90 seconds on 3rd circuit)
A2: 60 seconds of sitting obliques with medicine ball
A3: 25 reps of crunches, holding medicine ball up over head. Throw ball to TrainerGirl at top of crunch, hold and wait while she throws ball back keeping arms up overhead. Release crunch, lower ball to ground, then crunch up again.
*repeat this circuit 3 times

After my workout, I had to rush home to get ready for a bridal shower brunch. My friends were picking me up as it was being held at the bride's parent's house, an hour drive north of us. It was a BEAUTIFUL day, and their house was simply adorable. The brunch was held in their backyard, and was simply shabby chic in every way. I've known the bride for 5 years and she and her fiance have finally given me irrevocable proof that happily ever after really does exist.

There were over 60 ladies in attendance (the bride has a huge family), and we had a great time. Here's a photo of the simple floral centerpieces (yes, that's my mimosa in the photo - I only had a few sips):

And here's a photo of what I ate ...

Starting clockwise, I had roast beef, a croissant, fruit salad pineapple, watermelon, blueberries, and kiwi), bell peppers and cucumbers, and a potato casserole thing. This was my sane meal for the day (actually counted as breakfast AND lunch)- and I also had a piece of cake too! I worked hard this week, and having one meal a week where I don't really "think" too much really does keep me from going crazy and prevents a huge fall off the wagon.

The rest of the afternoon was spent at home with the kids. They each had a friend over to play, and I was able to sit on my porch, catch up on my reading and knitting, and simply relax. It was a beautiful day, and I hope you had a wonderful day too! Be sure to swing by tomorrow - I'm unveiling something really awesome and inspiring!


“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” - William James


Tina said...

I like the idea of the sane meal being just about not thinking about what you are eating...good post :) I'm in Madison :) Love to go to Milwaukee for baseball...but I never make it out of there with out having me a dog loaded :) I'm glad you found my blog I like yours :)

AzLinda said...

Hi Michelle! I am thinking that will be my "plan of attack" too. Allowing myself one "cheat" meal each week. Not a full blown out cheat day, but one meal to eat what I choose at that moment without over analizing. Great blog!

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