Thursday, January 7, 2010

And We're Back...

Day two back on The Game and I'm feeling so much better. Steve's on break this week and we usually battle at least a few days over his break so that he can get some alone time in the apartment. I really don't blame him. If the situation were reversed and he worked from home, I have no doubt that I'd go bananas on a daily basis. But, lucky for me, that's not the case. And so when a few days over his breaks he wants the place to himself, I'm all for it.

Today I landed at the Coffee Bean, then the Santa Monica public library and then Peet's Coffee on Montana. It always amazes me to see so many people who just appear to lounge about all day long with no real purpose of job to be tending to. Sometimes I think, "I'd love to be a lady of leisure strolling up and down fancy streets, wandering aimlessly from one store to the next and popping in for a latte whenever the mood strikes." But a larger part of me knows that I'd likely lose my mind if I didn't have a full-time job. The old me would have probably gotten some delish baked good for breakfast at the Coffee Bean, stopped anywhere convenient for lunch and then topped off the afternoon with a desserty type of food from Peets. But because I'm playing the game and I'm not losing points, I maintained the Game foods and made good choices all day long.

Part of the those good choices meant I had to pack a meal and sneak it at the library. Yes, I was that person. The one who snuck an f'n banana in the middle of the library. I'm sure no one smelled it, right? The same person who not so quietly unwrapped the babybel cheese while she thought no one could hear. But it's for the sake of the game and my overall health, so really, how bad can I feel? The answer, not bad at all! I took a lunch break at home because why waste all this good for me food I've purchased?

So it was a win-win situation. My day was perfectly productive and I was reintroduced to the imoprtance of planning and loved recognizing how much better it is for me and how much more it pays off in the end.

I wrapped up my day with a late night visit to the gym. Put in 20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the bike. Tomorrow I go in for a Christmas present session with Britt. I'm equal parts excited and nervous. I haven't worked out with her in entirely too long and I haven't done a weight workout in well over a month, maybe even more. Yikes. Probably about two months; I can't remember the last time I did one, and am fairly certain it was before Ireland. No bueno. Anyway, here's hoping I can walk on Saturday. All I know for sure is it's only an hour! And I've always made it through a workout.


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