I did a lot of stuff that I wasn't supposed to do this weekend. I fell head first into the calorie pit that is wild weekend fun. I ate too much, I drank too much, and I didn't count my calories. I know, I know, the shame (NOT). It was a ton of fun, and I knew trying to drop weight over the holidays would be wild crazy difficult. I'm not perfect, far from it, and I need a break from my weight loss agenda from time to time. Real life comes with curve balls. Mine just happen to come in the form of calorie loaded curve balls.
Recap- Friday night, Mr. Noel and I had date night in. I may have drank more red wine than I intended, consequently, my Saturday morning run was MISERABLE. I felt really great until mile 3.5-5 and It took all I had to just keep running. I will never ever ever drink wine and go running the next day again. Not even one glass. EVER. You read it here first. I was still able to run solid ten minute miles but it was not fun. I have never been more happy to finish a run in my life. I did feel fantastic completing my five miles though, always do. Live and Learn!
Saturday night, I had my Christmas gift exchange with three of the most important people in my life: Madeline, Susannah, and Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. These girls are my family, the word friend just doesn't seem to do the relationship justice. We always have a blast when we get together and I was really looking forward to a girls night! I ate and drank and ate some more and drank some more- isn't that what you do for a holiday get together?!
Saturday night girl's night outfit-
A glimpse inside our shenanigans-
Princess Consuela Banana Hammock is a younger hotter verison of Susie homemaker. She's been making and delivering countless of her famous made completely from scratch by order cheesecakes. We were lucky enough to try one of her newest flavors, a berry white chocolate that was quite simply DEVINE. We all have to splurge a little sometimes, and this cheesecake was worth every single last bite. Obviously... we ate it.Yes, all of it.
She's getting super fancy with hand designed toppings for that extra festive touch!
Obviously, I'm super impressed with my friend. She even allowed me to place a last minute special order for an Oreo filled Cheesecake for our family Christmas get togethers next week! They're very reasonably priced and add an extra something special to your holiday gathering. If you're interested in impressing your people with a spectacular Christmas dessert send me an email and I'll give you her information! Seriously, you need one of these bad boys for Christmas dessert. On December 26th however, we run.
My break from my fit life didn't end there. Sunday I may have spent 6 and a half hours on Kate's couch eating thin crust pizza and watching the entire 6th season of Gossip Girl. Now we're all caught up and ready to watch the TWO hour long series Gossip Girl finale tonight!! Glorious weekend.
I needed a break, a hiatus and I got it. Now it's time to get back down to business.
No carbs though Friday.
Weekly Work Out Breakdown
3 Mile Run
4 Mile Run
3 Mile Run
6 Mile Run
What's really strange, is that I don't feel bloated and I haven't gained anything after my day of lazy over eating and consuming more of my fair share of homemade cheesecake. Yes, I was brave enough to weigh in this morning. Regardless, we all need weekends/ days from time to time. I am concerned I went over board with the coming weekend plans and Christmas to shortly follow, however, I'm hopeful half marathon training will keep me from gaining.
Back to my real life as a super fit healthy working girl- I really love that life too :)
Gossip Girl Fans- Who is tuning in for the series finale tonight?!