Good idea: Saying before you go out on a Saturday night “Hey I’m going to limit myself to three drinks or so since I know I have to run tomorrow AM.”
Bad idea: Drinking 8 pints. Passing out on the metro home and sleeping til 10p.
I need to learn how to limit myself when I set limits. I’m a work hard, play hard kind of girl but when i stop to think about it, I don’t really like to play so hard anymore.
Eight beers is a lot for my frame and a LOT of ww points+. I mean each beer is about 4 points+ each and I had eight over the course of 8 hours at the National’s game with a fun gang from work. But man, Sunday AM I was hurting. I don’t like waking up hung over with a pounding head and considering yesterday was my only day off til NEXT Sunday I felt like I wasted half the day. However, despite all that, apparently DC isn’t normal and has one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse amongst 20 somethings. Glad to know it’s not just me, I just need to be better at self-control.
Granted, hubs and I still sat by the pool. And we did still fit in a 6.5 mile run/walk (my tummy was doing weird things around mile 4 so we alternated a lot of running/walking. Plus it was nice to enjoy the city – we ran down Ridgely Road to Taylor Avenue, down King George Avenue to St. Johns past the State House and back up Rowe Blvd to home. A really great run but by the time we had about 2 miles left it was dark and I kept running through cobwebs. No bueno,
This week, despite my busy after work schedule is going to be a good week. I start my new schedule of 8-5 this week and the goal is to get two morning workouts in. Today was supposed to be one of them but ehhhh I was reading The Help until wayyy past my bedtime.
Tennis/weights (though I did do my 3 sets of 5 push ups that I’ve been doing lately!)
Tempeh tacos for dinner (OMG. SO GOOD)
running in the AM (Happy hour after work – network so I will NOT be a boozehound)
Wednesday: Crossfit after work
Salad after X-fit
Thursday: running in the AM (Junior League committee meeting after work potluck style)
dinner at meeting
Friday: running in the AM
homemade veggie pizza
Out with hubs for date night
Sunday: Dog Days 8k at AACC (then 3 miles later)
Goal: stay under points. Make sure I can make it to a meeting this week. Still hovering just over 150. Saturday night DEFINITELY did not help. This week I WILL be under 150 by Friday.
Also, next time I make plans for a fun Friday/Saturday night out? I will NOT go crazy. I’m not 21 anymore. I don’t like when I do that, so why? Why can’t I restrain myself when I say I will? It’s not even like I was falling over myself wasted, and I didn’t get sick I just got sleepy. I’m super excited for hubs’ SECOND race ever on Sunday – it’s a trail race (though it goes through fields and parking lots at AACC as well so that should be not too pleasant).
How do you control yourself on nights out??