I have not forgotten about this project of mine to track and share all of my healthy-lifestyle choices. The weekend just happened, that's the best way I can put it. Full disclosure, it hasn't been a "perfect" weekend, but that is just life. I don't like to look at typically unhealthy choices as a failure. As soon as I attach a negative emotion to food then it takes food out of the realm of fuel, and into the realm of indulgence, or guilty pleasure.
So here's is a quick breakdown of my Friday and Saturday shenanigans. There was no formal exercise because of a lack of time on Friday and Saturday I was very hungover.
Friday may 25
Sleep: I had a pretty great sleep between Thursday and Friday night. I try to be respectful of the fact that Friday is a very long day for me, and the best way to set myself up for success is with a good night's sleep.
Workout: Not applicable here. I show a few exercises here and there at work, but it isn't an actual workout.
Nutrition: Some of you who have been following my blogs for a while may know that on Friday's I like to fast a bit longer than the usual. This Friday was sort of an exception to that. I broke my fast at around 10am with a bran muffin and a tea. Then I went until about 1:30pm and had a vegan donut with a friend of mine and then my next meal wasn't until 7:30pm. So there was 3-5 hours of fasting between each meal, and each meal was really just a snack.
Friday was also an evening out with friends. For whatever reason I decided to revert back to my college ways and bought a 6 pack of Strawberry Rhubarb Growers... and drank most of them. They are basically booze-y juice and have SO MUCH SUGAR. It was a fun night and I had a great time with friends. Okay here is the MyfitnessPal info for Friday.
Steps: I was walking between my various jobs on Friday and then in between errands. As always, keep in mind that I do not carry my phone on me at work so there's probably another 200-400 steps in there.
At the end of my night out I did stop by the local convenience store on my way home and grabbed a few snacks. Then I walked home along the canal and proceeded to throw out the snacks that I bought because I knew I did not need those sweets. I did, however, keep my smartfood cheddar popcorn.
Saturday May 26 - Recovery day
Sleep: All things considered, I got a pretty decent sleep. I went to bed at probably 2:30am but then slept in, as best I could. I took a few naps throughout the day as well.
Workout: I went for a walk with the dogs we are pet-sitting, and then walked to-and-from the pizza place my roommate and I went for dinner, but it was a pretty sedentary day.
Nutrition: Anyone who has had a hangover before knows that there is a tendency to eat greasy foods to help manage some of the hangover symptoms. I, trying to be conscious of this, did my best to not let my hangover get me completely off track. I finished my bag of Smartfood popcorn, had a nap, woke up and had 2 egg white cups and some peanut butter. My roommate is an absolute gem and brought home coconut water and jujubes (best hangover cure out there), and then we went for some fancy pizza for dinner.
All in all, I think I could have been way worse. I also drank electrolyte water and BCAA's to help with my rehydration.
Steps: These are pretty crazy, but that is only because I walked home from the bar. So I got around 6000 steps in before I had gone to bed.
If you were to compare my weekend to a super healthy weekend there would be a few differences. What I would like to emphasize and share with you all is that having a social weekend with a few treats here and there is okay. We have to be able to live our lives and enjoy socializing without feeling bad about it.
I was able to make a few good choices here and there and when I did indulge in pizza, I only had a few slices, instead of the whole thing. I tried to mix in some good protein every day, and I made sure get moving every day.
Looking ahead to this week I am keeping my plans the same. Get my workouts in, eat well, get sunshine, and drink lots of water. Nothing extreme or crazy to "make up for" this weekend. That kind of extremism only leads to extreme pressure and extreme disappointment.
I hope all of you have been enjoying this lovely weekend. If you haven't already, do something good for you today!
Riri's Discoveries blog documents Riri's most recent research, her travel adventures, and her personal fitness journey.