Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Baja Fresh Binge

Hello my Lovelies and Gents,

BAH! Fine. Let's just call it a massive cheat day.  Today is Baja day with Ms. Lety and Ms. Barb.  And to say I leapt out of bed in excitement is an understatement. I practically bounced to the shower.

First off, I broke my rule. When I go there I always like to wear pants with a waist so that I know when to stop eating. I was not thinking today though. It's nice and warm out so I wore the dress that I was planning on wearing tomorrow. Then when I realized that I would be sitting on some bleachers for a couple of hours a dress quickly became my last option.

It's a cute black empire waist dress that I paired with a jeans jacket and my Taylor Swift brown boots. I look cute. Although I was recently asked if I rode my motorcycle to work...um...not the look I was going for.

Anyway, Ms. Lety and I were giddy with excitement all morning. We even did a little Baja dance in the ladies room early in the morning (very glad no one came in and saw us). She mentioned that she hadn't eaten a big breakfast in anticipation. Ditto!

I was still planning on getting the veggie burrito and splitting it for lunch and dinner when I got there. But, I had a coupon. Stupid dreaded coupon.  I needed to spend $8 to save $2. My drink would cost $.99 and the burrito was $5.69.  Not enough. I should have let it go, but the coupon had a hold of me. And so I got the baja burrito with steak. ARGH. This burrito was cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, and your choice of protein. I chose steak. I never get it and so I splurged.

To start off with you get a bowl of chips and I got some of their pico de gallo salsa to go with it. Theirs is soooo good. I could eat that all day if you let me. Since there was no rice in the burrito I ended up eating all of my chips. Ha, yeah like I needed an excuse for. Now in preparation for the chips, I drank lots of water all morning to combat the salt. I already felt guilty before I even went to lunch. I didn't need the bloating to go with it.

I ate my chips with my salsa and some of Ms. Barb's guacamole...I never say no to guacamole (oh I weep for all of the lost years when I was too grossed out to even try it).  I drank my caffiene free diet coke (if ever there was a day to induce burping this was it).

I'm not going to lie. I had eyed up my second of the burrito and thought "I could eat that. It's okay, I will just make dinner when I get home."  And then I stopped myself. First, think how good it will taste after the gym tonight. Second, think of how gross I will feel at the gym if I have a full burrito in my belly just churning away.  Ugh. No thank you.

So I sat there and wrapped up my second half for dinner. I still brought my lunch bag in to work today with the ice packs just for the occassion. And for my banana and carrots.

Amazingly, I was still hungry when I got back to my desk. So I ate my carrots and let some time pass. I was itching for something else.  So I went over to the vending machine. I was fully prepared for some peanut M&Ms.  Denied!  There were only plain M&Ms. What?  So I considered them for a moment. I was almost ready to get them, but then I spotted a dark chocolate almond Fiber One bar. It wouldn't fill me up, but hopefully it would curb my sweet cravings. I loaded up on the salt and needed to compensate.   It worked. I felt much better. Although I was still mad at myself for going over to the vending machine in the first place.

So now lets fast forward to the gym tonight. There is a reason why I urge you to eat healthy in addition to working out. I wasn't sure what my workout was going to be. I didn't see a full hour on the treadmill. My belly was not up to it (and it had been 6 hours since I ate). I got nauseous at the idea of a 30 minute ab workout. So I did 30 minutes on the treadmill, 15 minutes on leg weights, and a 10 minute cool down on the treadmill. Ugh.

If you don't feel good when you workout, think about what you had to eat that day.

Have a Blessed Night my friends.

****Please note****

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