Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekend Challenges

So my goals on Friday were to eat better last weekend and do P90X every day this week.  Well, I’m happy to announce that I did pretty well, on the eating part anyway.  I didn’t get up to exercise this morning, but I AM GOING TO WORK OUT TONIGHT! I freaking swear it!
Ryan, Wyatt and I headed up to Kansas City last weekend for some good ol’ times at our friends’ engagement party and to see his parents.  But on the way up there we had to stop and eat.
Challenge #1 for the weekend: Taco Bell. So, did I order my regular meal (2 chalupas and a volcano taco) or did I go for a more healthy approach like I promised I would???  Challenge #1=Conquered!!! I went with two Fresco tacos and a Fresco burrito. Yeah for me!  It equaled about 600 calories, but that’s still not all that much. And I was full after the burrito. Next time I’ll just order that.
Ok, I just looked up how many calories my regular meal would have been. Holy Toledo Batman. Hang on to your butts for this people: 1050 calories!!! Are you freaking kidding me?!?! I am never ordering that again. The Fresco menu and I are now best friends.
Challenge #2: Drink my Herbalife for breakfast and lunch and don’t gorge on anything else. Normally, when we travel I don’t bring my jug of Herbalife with me because it’s a hassle and then people ask me what I’m doing and I have to explain crap and then I feel stupid for not eating a regular meal like everyone else.  I feel like I’m the ‘outsider’ because I’m trying to be healthier. (Herbalife, for those that don’t know, is like Slim-Fast, but much, much better for you. It’s all natural and really keeps me full. I’ve been on it for a month and a half now and love it!)  Challenge #2=Conquered!  I actually thought about my feelings about people treating me different because I was doing a shake diet, and decided I didn’t care.  I mean really, if they think it’s stupid or if they think I’m stupid, they can just go eat worms.  And actually, no one said anything. Ryan was a little ornery about it, but he always is.
I did very good and drank my little shake for breakfast and lunch on Saturday, then for breakfast on Sunday.  I didn’t drink it Sunday for lunch because we went to Cabela’s and then wanted to eat out.  Challenge #3: BBQ.  I ordered a beef bbq sandwich and fries; which isn’t that great. Actually it’s horrible. BUT, I only ate the meat, not the bread, and then only half the sandwich. I had a handful of fries and put the rest in a to-go box for later.  Challenge #3=Partially conquered.  I was still proud of myself for not eating the whole dang plate.  I’m taking baby steps here, but it seems to be working.  One thing at a time.
All in all, I think I did pretty well.  And we did go for another hike on Sunday morning. This one was only 2 hours, but it was still a good work out.  We didn’t find any antlers, but Wyatt had the time of his life! That dog makes me giggle.  He just raced ahead of us, running back and forth across the field at about 100 mph.  It was like he had a firecracker up his butt. It was hilarious.

Here's a rare moment when he stopped to smell something. Notice that he is oblivious to all the wild turkey behind him. (That's those 'specks' in front of the tree line.) And he's supposed to be a bird dog.

And I got some killer hunting/hiking boots at Cabela’s. I almost wore them to work today, but I would have had to tuck my jeans into them, because they rubbed on my legs funny if I didn’t, and I’m sure I would have gotten some interesting comments about my camo boots from co-workers. So I opted not to wear them.  The last thing I want on a Monday morning is to be talked to, so why encourage it.  (Note: I am NOT a morning person, as some of you have read, so if people start talking to me before I’ve had 8 cups of coffee, they have a death wish.)

New boots. Aren't they fabulous?!

I also want to say that the last several times we've been to Cabela's, I have walked out with shopping bags, and my big, bad, hunter husband has walked out with nadda.  How does that happen? The wifey buys more at Cabela's than the hubby. LOL!
Oh, and I said I’d post some pictures of our hike two Sunday’s ago. So here they are:

I think this is facing South.

Facing North.

There are about 8 ponds on the property. You better believe Wyatt had to dive head first in all of them.

See the mud on his ENTIRE lower half? That was fun giving him a bath when we got home.
 Anywho. Hope you like the new pictures.

I'll keep you updated on the exercise goal this week. I'm going to do it! Just to prove to you all that I can. :-)


  1. Great pics, Laura and I love the boots. It reminds me of when I was a kids tromping through the fields with my dad when he could go quail hunting. He had a pointer named Rex and he was trained really well for quail and pheasant. :)

  2. Beautiful pictures! I think it sounds like you made some fabulous choices. Making those kinds of choices when you are with other people and feeling kinda peer presured (real OR imaginary), in my opinion, give you extra bonus points!!


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