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!