Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Planning ahead and dealing with complications

Hello My Lovelies and Gents,

Happy Tuesday!  Yesterday on my drive home I was planning out my meals and workouts for the week:

Tuesday: Meet pal at Subway for Lunch.  Get $5 foot long and split between lunch and Dinner. Hit the gym after work. (Oven-roasted chicken breast on wheat roll with spinach, tomato, cucumber, and honey mustard)

Wednesday: pb and banana sandwich for lunch. Subway for dinner (foot long split with lunch the next day)** Bible Study during lunch and Choir practice at night so it's a day of Rest. ***

**I don't usually do Subway back to back, but it's my Wednesday night routine and I was meeting a friend a the mall food court (a personal nightmare) and Subway is my salvation.

***Bible study has since been cancelled for the week.  Looking to workout, but we'll see how the weather is.

Thursday: second half of the foot long for lunch.  Morningstar crumbles chili for dinner with green beans.  Gym at night.

Friday: pb and banana sandwich for lunch.  Dinner is a wild card.  Gym at night.

Okay, this all sounds good.  Then I pulled up out front and noticed I only had one headlight reflecting in the car in front of me.  CRAP.  How am I going to work this? I need to get this fixed.  I just had two days of rest (I did not get out the step last night as I was busy cleaning up during the race). I could go tomorrow night and skip Subway, but I might be late for Choir or miss it all together.  I could try to wait until the weekend, but I would be in a panic of getting pulled over.

So I decided to go tonight and hit up the gym that's in the same shopping center.  Shoot, I pay for the black membership and one of the perks is that I can use any location.  Since I planned this I left my work laptop at work this time.  See, I'm thinking ahead :-) I dropped off my car and headed over.  I got in 90 minutes on the treadmill.  If I had gotten my phone out I would have seen them call me earlier to let me know it was done.  But, then I would not have had my full workout in.

Walking into the gym was tough.  I know where everything is at my gym.  There is a comfort level.  But, comfort is what got me into trouble.  Stepping out of the box is a good thing.  After I checked in they directed me to the locker room to change.  WOW.  It's nice.  I like this gym!  It's nice to know I have options.  It is closer on the way home from work.  So maybe I switch it up and go there every now and then.  The types of machines are the same, but they are a little different.  The treadmills had ipod chargers.  This would come in handy those times that I keep forgetting to charge mine.

The only problem I had was that since I'm used to routine, I'm used to the ladies room on the right.  This gym has it on the left.  I almost walked into the wrong one.  Oops.  Now that would have been something to blog about. haha.

So this was one curveball.  The other was that early on I got the email that my friend was sick.  He asked if we could postpone our lunch until next week.  Sure, that's cool. It's beautiful outside.  I will just go out and walk.  Wait, I still don't have lunch with me.  Dang it.  So I talked Ms. Barb and Miss Kerri into going to Subway (not at the mall) for lunch.  "Come on ladies.  It's Februany.  All Footlongs are $5!  Only 2 days left!"  **please note, this is not a paid endorsement.  Subway in no way pays me for this.  I just Heart them so much!

We had a nice lunch.  We talked about "fast food". We don't consider Subway "fast food".  If there's no drive-thru it doesn't count.  If you can't eat it while driving, it doesn't count. Then the topic turned to Sonic...oh Sonic...I love you!  For those of you who don't know what it is, it's a fast food restaurant that you park and place your order from your car.  Then if you're lucky, your food will be brought to you by a server on roller skates (Think Happy Days).  They have hot dogs, wraps, burgers, breakfast burritos, shakes, and tater tots!  TATER TOTS!  You had me at Tater Tots.  Wait, where was I going with this?   Oh yeah, it totally shatters the "no eating in the car" rule.  They don't exactly serve salads to the car.  But Dang It, just say Sonic and half of my friends start to drool (calling out Heather on this one!).

Okay, so back to the day.  I had a plan for the week.  I got thrown two big curve balls.  But, I didn't let them rattle me.  I made a new plan.  I re-grouped.  I made it work for me.  GO ME!

****Please note****

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  1. I hate going to a new gym for the first time and not knowing where anything is. It drives me nuts... I am also such a routine person :)

  2. I felt like I had tunnel vision. Spotted a free treadmill and ran to it. Did not look for anything else.