Friday, April 29, 2011

Wins & Fails

This week has been a series of wins and fails for me. I have been successful in my healthy living endeavor in some ways and came up short in other ways.


- I made it to the gym every morning this week
- I have been drinking at least 3 bottles of water a day (20oz bottles)
- I had veggies in every meal yesterday...pumpkin (butter) in my oatmeal (hey, it counts), salad for lunch, and brussel sprouts for dinner.
- I got hit on by a 75 year old man and a 5 year old boy this week (this could also be labeled as a FAIL but I'm counting it as a WIN)


- Tuesday I went to the Melting Pot. Enough said.
- Thursday night I had pizza and ice cream for dinner
- I fell asleep by 8pm on the couch 2 nights this week
- Two days this week I lost the cookie battle and had a moonpie (two chocolate cookies with peanut butter in the middle for those of you who have never heard of these little bites of heaven)
- I haven't been stretching after my spin classes.

Speaking of spin, this morning's workout was a 1 hour spin class (I have been taking spin Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings). I have proclaimed my love for spin before. It is one of the few workouts that I can do that keeps me motivated, keeps me working at my hardest, and not staring at the clock the entire time (although I will cut a bitch to get a prime spot on the bike within view of the clock outside the studio). Other workouts have me thinking this:

Breakfast was oatmeal again. I have been really feeling the oatmeal this week...and as you guys know, I tend to eat the same thing over and over again until I get sick of it. I got sick of the egg white omelettes I had been craving the past few weeks and switched over to the oatmeal. Once this stint is over I will most likely switch over to cereal again. And the cycle continues.

Tonight is date night for the boy and I...last Friday we were supposed to go to Bosphorous but ended up at Masona Grill instead, so tonight will most likely be Bosphorous. Side question - do you guys have any suggestions for good date ideas besides the usual dinner and a movie or bowling? Something outside of the box?

I have a full weekend planned including a trip to NH and a Whole Paycheck date with my bloggie friends. Have a good weekend!

P.S. I totally DVR'ed the royal wedding and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I got a glimpse of Kate walking into the church while I was at the gym. Oh my gorgeous. Oh and the boy doesn't know it yet, but this totally may be part of our date night in lieu of a movie ;)

What is your favorite workout? Have you ever tried a spin class?


  1. For date night, maybe you could get some rush tickets for the BSO. And then go hang out at the reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center because that is one of my favorite places on earth and I miss it.

    Maybe look for a cooking class? Or have date-morning on Saturday and go hiking.

    Best workout=swimming. No debate.

  2. I keep meaning to go to Spin at my gym but their times are always reall inconvenient for me. Im going to have to do something about that.

    In terms of date night ideas- what about the MFA- their Frist Fridays thing is pretty fun actually. The planetarium shows at the MOS are also amusing- but short. I like the BSO idea...

  3. I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of spinning - it hurts my butt! My favorite workout is running and my favorite group class is cardio kickboxing!

  4. I think health-wise it's been mostly a fail for me this week. But I did get lots of walking around in DC since I didn't rent a car. And I walked around the building yesterday at lunch. And I went to yoga yesterday. Yep, those are pretty much the only healthy things I've done. Whatever :)

  5. Happy Friday! I'd say that you're doing pretty awesome in the healthy living realm. :) Its all about balance, not perfection.

    As for fun dates - Jamie and I love jazz music and usually its free! We're actually going to listen to some tonight at Chianti Cafe in Beverly. Dancing is always fun, too. :)

    Can't wait to see you on Sunday!

  6. Yay Bospherus. Went there Tuesday with some other bloggers and loved it. Hope you guys enjoy :)

  7. I want to go to the Melting Pot!

    I would count the 5 year old and 75 year old as a win too. Hey, they're men right?

    Fun date night ideas...MFA at night can be romantic or an improv comedy show in Cambridge!

  8. Everything in moderation :-) A few moonpies won't hurt anything, especially if you really wanted it. I would be miserable if I didn't let myself enjoy my treats.

  9. I think a date to the batting cages could be fun? Or comedy!

  10. I dvr'd the royal wedding. Not gonna lie, I hit the fast forward button numerous times!