I’m falling asleep too early, of course I’m also waking up early as well. The problem with both of these is that I am not accomplishing nearly enough with the time that I am awake — and two hours a day in the gym (workout + cleanup) aren’t helping matters either.
Today’s Personal Project
Today’s Daily Challenge
Share your favorite healthy beverage.
Staying hydrated is key! Every system in our bodies needs water, and without enough of it, we can feel sluggish or headachey. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to hydrate ourselves with drinks that are high in sugar and calories. By sharing a healthy drink, it may motivate you to think of other good-for-you drinks to guzzle – and you may get some good ideas from others!
I only drink one drink that makes me physically healthier — water. Everything else I drink — coffee, tea, beer, wine, soda, juice — has something wrong with it, but I do enjoy drinking them.
The Galloway Method, Dreadmill Style
I somehow managed to talk myself into going to LA Fitness (Perimeter Point) yesterday morning. I had worked out with weights on Monday, so yesterday’s visit was to be pure cardio. Since I had no idea of the aerobics class schedule I decided that I should run on the treadmill for awhile (the title of this section may give you an indication of my love for that machine).
I’m still not a runner (again) so I decided to give The Galloway Method, that which helped me complete the Hot Chocolate 15k a month ago, a shot on the treadmill. Overall my efforts were rewarded, I managed forty minutes of jogging (at a 10:00/mile pace) interspersed with two-minute walking breaks.
Once the weather “improves” I’ll most likely dump the treadmill and run outdoors (or bike!) but until then it’s go to know that I can have a bad weather option.
My initially-planned companion has gone on a diet which would never fly at West Egg Cafe, and I decided against asking someone else to join me, so I invited my coworker Chrissy as a my dinner companion. Chrissy is nice and willing to put up with me — as long as there is a free meal involved.
The dinner deal consisted of:
- a carafe of wine
- an appetizer to share
- two entrees
- a dessert to share
- a “boozy” shake
I consider the evening to be a smashing success when the worst thing I can say about a restaurant is that the pinot noir served in the carafe was too warm.
I am not much of a white wine drinker so I forced Chrissy to have red wine, and for this I let her choose the appetizer. Chrissy chose the fried shrimp which were quite tasty. For our entrees Chrissy chose the meatloaf and mac (and cheese) which was served with green beans, while I chose the fried chicken and waffles. My dish was really good though there was nary a vegetable on the place; Chrissy’s dish looked incredible. I took the reins for dessert and we scored big time with a ginormous piece of banana Nutella cake (banana “bread” with Nutella and icing) and a bourbon chocolate shake (which was served in two glasses since our waitress realized that we were not a couple).
The Scoutmob deal cost me $35, and tax + tip cost me another $18.50. Was it worth it? Oh hell yes!
ITP Flickr Pic
My dinner companion selected a darkened table so I wasn’t able to take any quality shots of last night’s food.
I’m Going To Try To Be At George’s For A Bit Tonight
I have a busy day scheduled and need to make a Target stop tonight. Regardless, it’s Third Wednesday so I am going to try and stop into George’s for a visit with friends over a pint.
If I have a crazy productive day (unlikely) I may even stop into The Shed for a slider or two…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – good, but very very busy
Current Music – listening to a recent Coverville podcast
Website Of The Day – I don’t think I have mentioned Audiotree as a pick yet. If you go there now you’ll see Atlanta’s Gringo Star on the front page. (fun fact: Gringo Star’s bassist Chris Kaufmann is Two Crabs Fucking’s son. At least I think he is still in the band, he’s listed on Wikipedia, but not on Audiotree).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – running at the gym
Morning Weigh-In – Friday’s weigh-in was 211.6 pounds
Foot Mileage – ~2.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 8 (1 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 13
Carnivorous Meals – 32
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
- lose five pounds
- walk/run no fewer that 100 miles
- read at least one book
- dissolve Sharpened Stone, LLC
- take at least one box of things to Goodwill
- post at least ten photos in the blog
- drink a lot less alcohol
2013 Goals: Measurable
- Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
- Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
- Dissolve Sharpened Stone
- Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
- Completely run at least one 10k
- Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate
2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
- Simplify, simplify, simplify
- Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
- Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
- Eat smaller portions
- Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
- Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
- Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
- Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013