Happy Columbus Day!
It's really strange that DH had the day off (it's a Federal Holiday), but it seemed the rest of the world had to work. We're definitely not on a military post anymore ... So, after sleeping in (ah, glorious sleeping in!) we both finished homework, cleaned the house, I did food prep for the rest of the week (meatloaf, cabbage salad, slaw salad, chopped fruit), and then we headed out on a date. And yes, I wore real, human clothes. For the second time this week, this might be a world record!
And our 2nd date this week, too, whoo!
Looper at The Movie Tavern, a cool place where you can order food and beverages and they bring it to you while you're watching the movie. Because we're just THAT lazy.
Tickets were awesome for a weekday showing, just $6, and the beers were less than $4 a pint on draft, and they had the good stuff, too.
I've had a hard time getting back on the WLC wagon after being sick all last week and missing the 3:00 cut off (I slept through my alarm three days in a row), and keep missing it ... I set my alarm for 2:00 this afternoon, and still missed it when I was out walking the dog!
Not that I eat a bunch of junk all the time, but I definitely feel like, whoops, I missed logging in, might as well have a beer with my paleo grass-fed beef burger!
It's so weird, too, because I think I've been drinking MORE on the to WLC than I was before the WLC, just because it's so restricting. Not going to lie, I can't wait for it to be over. ;)
I will say, I have successfully cut out ALL dairy and all artificial sweeteners, for the first time in my life! And I have to say, I don't miss them. I never thought I'd get over my sugar-free syrup and Fage Greek yogurt combo obsession. Just knowing that I am strong enough to cut it out of my regimen has shown my resolve during this Challenge. But, I know that they'll probably be the first things to come back into my diet too. Dairy, that is - the syrup can stay gone.
Over the weekend I did participate in my first ever CrossFit competition, the Atlanta East vs. West. I wasn't prepared for it (having been sick the whole week prior), but it was so much fun, I am so happy I came out and put my game face on anyways. CrossFit Midtown is a relatively new box in Atlanta, and already being open just five months, they had two mixed teams and two elite teams out to play. 90% of our team mates had never competed, myself included, so it was just a huge learning experience.
It was a great experience, but it's left me feeling a little ...
Contemplative. About where I want to go from here.
There are new goals I need to set out to conquer. Like learning how to swim. Getting out on my road bike. Signing up for my first triathlon. Trail running! Rock climbing. More yoga. I was so into CrossFit because of the friends I had at Fort Hood, and because, honestly, that's what we had. In Atlanta, there's so much going on and so many cool things to try, I want to dabble and play in a little of everything. And CrossFit, too, of course. Just maybe not as much as I am now?
Ah, the great balancing act continues.
Is there another sport you wish you could try?
A new class you want to attend?