Strength workout this AM:
(5 sets of each)
10 pushups (on knees. I’m weak)
20 squats with overhead press (5lbs)
20 tricep dips with knees straight
20 jumping jacks
25 minutes. Result: shaky legs and arms. Ohhh it hurts so good friends! I really really like these AM workouts. Despite the fact that I’ve been sleeping like crap lately and waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep. Tomorrow I’ve got a speed workout on tap. 6×400 with 800m warm up, and 400m resting (total ~3.5-4 miles)
Most recent weigh in: 147.4
Starting weight: 151.8
total loss: -4.4 lbs
(however before the unofficial start of the challenge I was 155.8 so really I’m down like almost 8 lbs which is positive though I still have about 12 lbs to go til I get back to my pre-big girl job weight)
In Other News….
Today was besties birthday.
(yay! Happy birthday bestie!)
So I took her to a birthday lunch. We get 45 minutes for lunch so I figured there were plenty of joints in the area and let her pick.
She picked Ruby Tuesday. I almost protested, just because I firmly believe if you’re going to spend the money on food out to spend it on quality food. But it’s her birthday so I wanted her to get to choose. It was my treat.
We walk in, are seated. Place our orders nearly immediately and hit up the salad bar which was mediocre at best (I say this because I’m used to the rock star salad bar at Whole Paycheck).
I’m watching the clock and it’s 1:30. Okay. We have 15 minutes no worries. 1:40. Finally we flag down our waitress and say “Heyy umm where’s our food? We need to get back to work and we’ve been waiting for over a half hour.”
She left to go check on it saying it “should be ready in a couple of minutes.” Sure. Except at this point we don’t have time to eat it so we ask for it to go and then for the check.
What upset me most was not the service, our waitress was fine, after all she doesn’t control the food but for a restaurant in a city that caters to professionals with short lunches, this was unacceptable. Maybe their guests aren’t professionals and more tourists who can spend an hour plus waiting for food but we were not which is why we ordered the food off the fast and fresh lunch menu or whatever it was – she ordered a quesadilla and the salad bar and I ordered the salad bar and a side of mac and cheese.
Literally, I was done in like four bites. It was barely a cup of food – not that I really needed any more but the point is that? Small serving took FORTY minutes?!?! Not to mention the quesadilla was barely cooked and had pieces of uncooked chicken in it.
I will NEVER ever return to Ruby Tuesday’s. Not only was the food far from even mediocre, but the service was far too unacceptable – when I shared my concerns as we were walking out the manager simply said “oh. I’m so sorry.” Earlier this weekend, when Liz was out in Annapolis with me, we waited a half hour on a Sunday for brunch at Metro Diner and after realizing we had been waiting for forever for our food, we approached the manager who brought it over to us and THEN comped us our meal as an apology for having to wait so long! Now that? Is service.
Ruby Tuesday – I completely understand why other places in the areas have lines out the door and yet there were maybe a dozen people in your entire restaurant. Certainly not enough people to justify a 40 minute wait for bad food.
But, at least I had an amazing workout this AM and got to have lunch with Liz on her birfday 🙂 So there’s that.