Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Life Happens.

Happy Tuesday friends! I feel like I've been neglecting the blog a little bit (I hate feeling that way) but as usual, things have just been crazy busy- hence the name of this post. I posted on Instagram yesterday about how this past weekend really took a toll on me and my lean post-shoot physique that I was loving so much. I decided last minute to fly home for a funeral on  and to be completely honest packing food or supplements didn't even cross my mind. I threw a Qwest bar in my purse on the way out the door and besides packing my gym clothes (which conveniently doubled as pj's) and my gym shoes I really didn't have myself/my body on my mind. [FAIL] By the time I got in and to my best friends house, it was about 9pm and I don't think I had eaten since about 3:30.[FAIL] I had a couple turkey burger patties when I finally settled in, but I'm pretty sure they were cooked in the Wesson vegetable oil that was sitting on the counter next to them- I didn't even ask. [FAIL]

I managed to make it to the gym on Saturday morning and actually had a great shoulders/cardio workout, but the smoothie bar at this gym was, well we'll say sub-par and I wasn't able to get a protein shake. [FAIL] I drove through Starbucks and got their plain oatmeal and cooked some egg whites on the side, but by this time it was easily 45 minutes after I had finished my workout. [FAIL] Once the funeral was over I scarfed down the bar I had packed and then ate again like an hour later at the reception.[FAIL] I had some Chinese chicken salad and pulled pork that was delicious but also tasted like it was cooked in the most sugary BBQ sauce on earth.[FAIL] Then the beers started flowing.[FAIL] I headed to the airport to catch my 8 o'clock flight and realized I hadn't eaten since 2-[FAIL] I knew B and I had talked about going to dinner after he picked me up so I just had a grilled chicken breast at the airport. We went to Houston's for dinner and I got a filet that was so amazing and so drenched in butter.[FAIL] They also had our FAVORITE bottle of wine, sooo we split that too. [FAIL]



Needless to say I wasn't feeling too good on Sunday morning but I forced myself to eat some breakfast, and then I snacked on some walnuts, and then I had a Think Thin bar, then that made me want peanut butter, and then more walnuts. [FAIL] Thank goodness I don't keep anything worse in my house because I'm sure I would have eaten that too! I pretty much did this grazing thing for the rest of the day [FAIL] until we went out to dinner again Sunday night. We went to one of my favorite places that also just so happens to be pretty pricey and one of those places you just have to eat the meals the way they come because they're just too darn good to make them cleaner. I ordered the sea bass and Oh Em Gee it literally melted in my mouth. I'm not sure if it was the way it was cooked or my good friend butter again, [FAIL] but holy moly it was tasty. 

Mind you, last weekend I was at Coachella and next weekend I'll be celebrating our 4 year anniversary in San Francisco/Napa and to be completely honest I plan on enjoying myself 100% (I've been waiting for this trip for what seems like forever!!) 

So, what was the point of all this? 

I did things [FAILS] all weekend long that weren't healthy, good for me, my abs, my muscles, etc. I fell off the wagon and it ran me over. I woke up yesterday feeling gross. Bloated, puffy, and gross

But guess what? Today, I feel like myself again. I drank 1.5 gallons of water yesterday and kept my eats 100% clean. I hit the gym and pushed myself really hard. I slept for a solid 8 1/2 hours last night and today, I don't feel gross. I feel rested, strong, and abs are already starting to lean out again. (It was probably mostly just bloat and toxins in there!). Just remember life is always going to get in the way and mess things up-- sometimes you have control and sometimes you don't, and sometimes you do but you make the wrong choice. Either way, what's most important is that even when you  [FAIL] over and over and over again, you get yourself back on track. You keep going and leave all the failures behind. It doesn't matter how big or how small you messed up you can still be your best self moving forward. Can I do this every weekend and maintain the physique I want? Hell. No. But it's okay to accept that fact that life does get in the way sometimes, and just move on. 

After we get back from Napa I have 3 weeks until Memorial Day weekend when we are going to be beach, so I'll be doing a 3 week Clean Eats No Cheats Challenge and I'd love for you guys to join! Let's get those abs poppin' again for bathing suits season! 

16 comments:

  1. I'll be going to the beach Memorial Day weekend as well, so I'll definitely be joining you on this 3 week Clean Eats No Cheats Challenge!!

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  2. I would love to also join the 3 weeks no cheats challenge. Are you posting that to your FB page or here on your blog?

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  3. I'll join you! I did a 6 weeks no cheats challenge to prep for costa rica (I leave on Monday) but I slipped a few times!! 6 weeks is a long time to go without cheats (for me, at least). I'd like to try again for sure, especially because 3 weeks feels much more attainable! You should create a hashtag for it or something!

    PS. I don't think you should consider any of the things you did as "fails". You were just enjoying life! Don't get down on yourself and consider yourself a failure because you went off plan for a few days. As much as people would like to be perfect, no one is. You picked right back up and are doing what you need to do to get back on track!

    Have a great day, b!

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  4. I totally agree with Christina.... you are human and these things that happen just well... happen. You are such a good planner and are flexible when life throws wrenches in your plan. Good to see that you are getting back to your usual self. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I am in! I am headed out of town for Memorial Day and have a wedding to attend on June 1st. I feel off the wagon yesterday - my stress levels were through the roof and wanted everything in sight. I managed to make clean tacos to curb my mexican craving (maybe too much spanish rice however) and had an apple with cinnamon and carob chips warmed in the microwave. If it were a month ago, I would have chose something way better better (worse!). Today, I woke up at 4a, got my cardio and clean breakfast in, and tonight I am planning on hitting the glutes and hams hard!

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  6. I also agree with Christina. It hurt me to see someone who works her BUTT off in and out of the gym day in and day out refer to life situations as FAIL. Fail is such a harsh word. The only time that you can actually say you fail is when you decide NOT to get back up (giving up).

    You are amazing and such a huge INSPIRATION too many people. We are all here to support you and would never look down at you or judge you for being HUMAN!!! Nobody is perfect all the time. Even super James Wilson mentioned the other day in a post on how he LOVES nachos with REAL cheese and buffalo wings and has them from time to time. I am preaching to myself here too LOL! I am hard on myself when I slip up but I have to learn that things and life happens. It OKAY and NORMAL!!

    Have a great day Brittany and super proud of you!! You are already back in the game with a positive attitude. You ROCK!!

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  7. LOL This post is funny :) but great inspiration for those that feel like they need to give up since they had a cheat meal or cheat weekend! Thanks for keepin' it REAL! xo

    yes, I'll join you for the 3 weeks no cheats challenge!

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  8. I love your honesty here! And I agree with everyone else, there is no failure in enjoying life! I just came back from a week in Cancun, and although I tried to eat (I wont even say clean) healthy as much as I could, when in ME-HICO....I enjoyed myself. BUT, that week also made me just want to come home and kick some major a@@ in the gym today! Enjoy lady. I look forward to your 3 week challenge as well.

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  9. I love how real you are. Everybody has fails, and you're right, it's important to address them then get back on that wagon! I'm sure it won't be long until those abs are popping again. My parents are coming to visit this week and I know the wine will be a flowin' and there will be good eats (my Mom and Dad are both amazing cooks!) I know they'll try to keep things healthy for me but I'm sure I won't be perfect. The key is to enjoy it, don't go overboard (my body really reacts! aka bad tummy or poo belly as I like to call it! TMI?! lol) and get back to clean eating when it's over. Thanks for sharing :) :)

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  10. I would L-O-V-E to participate in this 3-week Challenge and feel this is just what I need right now! I have been off the wagon ever since the week of my last vacation (Maui! 7 weeks ago!) and have been having the hardest time getting back on and staying on, so this post really hit the nail on the head for me...even though I've been struggling for way longer than a weekend. Does anyone have any self-motivation tips/tricks for this type of slump?

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  11. Thanks for being so real :)We all have these days, wekeends, even months. but the important thing is that we get back on track...

    Glad you had a good time:) I had a good friend that went o Cochella, I so want to go next time.

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  12. I love this post, and so needed it! I have had my share of fails lately! I will most definitely be joining you on your 3 week no cheat challenge! You are such an inspiration!

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  13. I am with a lot of the other comments on here...I think you shouldn't be so hard on yourself. None of those things were fails, and if you don't give yourself a break every now and then, then what is life for? I know you mentioned sometimes life "gets in the way" but actually, I believe life just happens. Sometimes I think we're happier people if we roll with the punches and dust ourselves off on the other side. It sounds as if you went through something tough (a funeral) and then also had some days of celebration in there with going out to dinner and such. We all deserve to be human, and I think you were just being human.

    All the same, love how you are able to turn that around and realize for yourself that you're not always going to be perfect. Love the blog!

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  14. I would love to do the 3 weeks clean challenge!! Where are you posting it?

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  15. Thank you for being so real with us! I've had some major slips/set backs lately too - and today is day 1 of a Two Weeks No Cheats thing for me. Sugar detox is killin' me! And you're right - a few days back on program and you feel so much better. (So hard to remember that when you're in the gross-ness, though!)

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  16. I'm in for the 3 week Clean Eats No Cheats challenge. The weather in Michigan is finally warming up and it's reminded me summer is just around the corner! I would really like to lean out a bit before I'm in my bikinis again. Hope to see the details on your blog soon. :)

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