Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22nd, 2016 Infectious!

September 22nd, 2016 Infectious!

It wasn't going to be easy today. It unfolded as I thought it might--heavily involved, until I stopped--made it home for a short nap--a refresher of sorts, before heading to an annual event our radio station has been a part of for the last seven years. I was the special guest dj/emcee at an elementary school family fun night. This event--and those who have helped organize it every year, have witnessed me at almost every point along this road. Going into this event--same as last year, taking extraordinary care and doing very well, just feels amazing. I was playing Tween pop hits and literally dancing. I couldn't help it! The beat in that music is infectious! Again, felt amazing--physically, mentally and emotionally.

I'm offered free pizza at this event every single time--and I politely decline. It's not my food. It's that simple in my mind. In order for me to make that call in the moment, I make sure I'm prepared in a couple of ways. I make sure I've brought something to eat--anything, something small...and, I make sure I have a plan for dinner after the event. I took both of those things with me--some cantaloupe and a dinner plan including one of my favorite kitchen creations: Oven "Fried" Catfish! Oh my goodness--it's delicious to me!

I underestimated two things--the total time the evening would take--from set up to loading out--then to the store, then home to cook. And what a workout it would be with the equipment. I'll tell you--had I not dined out the last two evenings--it would have been a to-go order of chicken fajita crispy tacos, for sure. But--although it's not necessarily a rule, I couldn't justify eating out three nights in a row. And really--the prep time on the fish and fresh cut sweet potato fries isn't too bad. It took 8 minutes to get it in the oven...then it's simply turning everything midway-about 12-15 minutes in--then waiting another 10-13 minutes.

I committed to a workout tonight. And my brain kept reminding me of the workout from carrying the equipment...but I was committed to an intentional workout, so I made it important. I was on the way out the door when I realized my key to the gym I frequent is locked up in the station vehicle several miles away. I made a quick adjustment and hit the stairs for a shorter workout (15 minute). It's surprisingly just as intense and maybe even more than a full 30-minute elliptical ride.

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Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained abstinent from refined sugar. I stayed well connected with solid support. I exceeded my daily water goal and I enjoyed a fantastic, short and sweet stair climbing workout.

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