Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 17: It's Friday Night, and I Feel Alright

Friday was an unusual day.  As the beginning of the weekend, it is typically a day meant for leaving work as early as possible, and going to do something fun.  For me though, it was a day of getting out of work to eat, workout more, and then go out for a friend's birthday party.  Luckily, the party didn't start till 9:30, so we had some time to get ready.  The pre-party workout also allowed us to burn off some calories before we decided to consume a few tasty drinks.

An always persistant opponent of a healthy diet is soda.  Soda is basically just sugar high-fructose corn syrup water.  Nothing but carbs, sugar and calories.  Almost none of it is useful to your body for growing muscle or shredding fat.  So I have been doing a decent job of avoiding it all together until Friday.  The bar we went to was a place called Townhouse, which we initially confused for meeting at someone's townhouse, but that's another story altogether.

It's a cocktail bar so it was pretty much exclusively mixed drinks, and some really crazy stuff like catnip infused vodka.  So I broke down and had a pegleg and some gin based drink that I don't recall now.  I assure you, they were well worth the empty calories.  Sometimes you just need to cut yourself some slack, and focus on enjoying yourself.  The process of getting fit shouldn't be 90 days of hell.  It should be enjoyed as well.


Protein Shake

Snack 1:
Lemon Cliff Builder's Bar

Tomato soup
chef salad (3 cups romaine, 1/4 cup hearts of palm, 1 roma tomato, 1/2 package tofurkey deli slices)

Snack 2:
30 pistachios

Vegan lasagna
side salad

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