Sunday, April 29, 2012

Body Revolution Day 77 of 90

Day 77 = Rest Day

Sleeping in on a Sunday with no kids to come into the room and pounce on's wonderful, yet different.  Our time in Toronto was coming to an end this morning.  I felt/feel like I need another day to recover from all the walking we did yesterday.  It's always nice to getaway, but it's also nice to get back to your normal routine.  Sleeping in your own bed, preparing your own meals and waking up at your normal early morning time and working out.  I know that might all sound's TRUE!  I am all about having a great time when away, but you can also have a great time at home too.  If it wasn't for my regular routine at home this past (ALMOST) year, I wouldn't have been able to feel as great as I did this past weekend.  When out shopping, I was able to try smaller size clothing on and felt great in it.  I also bought myself some new bras and underwear and I LOOKED great in it.  I had the sales associate measure me for the bras because the first one I grabbed, did not fit right at all.  So she measured me and set me up with the right size.  36 C...perfect...let's hope I stay at that size.  36-26-36 would be great to be, in a perfect world...I will try my hardest to make my world perfect...LOL.  (Our attic is still can't get better than that...oh wait...the kids weren't here all weekend...okay so I will have to see what it looks like tomorrow night.)  Getting back to my new bra and knickers...I had to take the time and admire what my hard work had done for me.  In the change room, I stopped and looked at myself in the mirror, which in the past has always been a not-so-nice experience, but yesterday, it was different...I thought, "Damn, I looked GOOD!" (sorry no pictures)  I will be taking some pictures in a bathing suit once I find one that fits nicely.

I mentioned this to you in yesterday's blog post and told you I would fill you in today...While we were in Toronto, I wanted to check out this store that is home to one of my BIG goal REWARDS.  Last year when beginning my journey to a Healthier Version of Me, I chose this to be a REWARD for hitting a BIG goal.  However, because it is a pricey one, I must hit two goals...a fitness goal and a financial goal.  Fitness goal of losing 50 lbs and financial goal of saving enough money to buy this for myself. 

A few years back, I was taking part in the Toronto Clothing Show with Maus Wear There, I saw a girl with a pair of gorgeous red boots on.  It turned out that she was another vendor just a few booths down from mine.  I told her that I loved her boots, and asked her where she got them from.  Well she starting gushing about them, and I just had to check the website when I got back home.  I now, have fallen in love with the style of John Fluevog Shoes Many reviews I have read, stated that you should by a size bigger than your normal size, so I wasn't sure about ordering them online.  So that is why I wanted to go to the Toronto store and try some of the styles on that I liked.  And that is what I did.  Here is my (hopefully) soon-to-be REWARD...

Minis|Sugar Wine with Black
Size 8 - Which by the way is my regular size.
These boots are SO comfortable, I can't wait to have them as my own.  But I will have to wait, I have another 5 lbs to go to hit the 50 lbs lost mark, and $429.00 plus tax to save before they will be mine.  I told you they were pricey, but they are worth it and so AM I!

I know I won't be showing a loss tomorrow after I weigh in, I think I will wait a couple days to let the weekend get out of my system.  It's not that I ate badly, it's just it wasn't my regular thing.  Sodium levels may have been high.  Some foods I just had to guess on the calories and other nutrition facts through Plus, like everyone else when they go on getaways, vacations etc... they snack.  I felt really hungry this weekend, well yesterday and part of today.  The snacks I ate, were munched on throughout the day and not just in one sitting, so it made me feel like I was eating ALL day.  Today however, we didn't eat any real food until after 12 noon.  NOT GOOD!  I had a couple Rice and Sesame Cakes when I got up because that's all we had in our hotel room.  So let's talk about my not-so-good-but-still-healthy-food-day...

Today's food...
Breakfast: Nativa Organics Rice and Sesame Cakes

Lunch: Chicken Parmesan Wrap/Cream of Broccoli Soup
On our way home from Toronto, before we picked up the kids, we stopped in at Turtle Jack's for lunch.  The wrap was great, the soup was great but I knew it wasn't the best thing for me(I only ate half the serving).

This meal definitely filled a spot.  It was kind of like breakfast and lunch together.
Snack: Next Organics Dark Chocolate Goji Berries, Blackberries

Dinner: Potato Scallion Bread with Coconut Oil
This is not the greatest example of a healthy dinner, however, like I said I have been snack-like-eating this weekend.  Once we got back home from picking the kids up, I unpacked my bag and still needed to go grocery shopping.  So I went out shopping by myself, ahhhhhhhh....that was SO NICE!!!!  Relaxing.  I tried a sample of the Potato Scallion Bread in the grocery store and there was only 1 loaf left, so I bought it.  It was so fresh that I had to have some once I got home.  Hey...we all need a cheat day once in a while.  My cheat day was still fairly healthy.  While out shopping, I also picked up some frozen Mango.  Because the Banana Freeze was so good the other day, I thought..."I wonder how the mango would taste".
After Dinner Snack: Mango Cream
I used 1 cup frozen mango, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp almond butter.  I placed all the ingredients in the food processor and blended until smooth.  No chocolate in this one.  Maybe next time I will try a sprinkle on top.

As I said earlier, I know today hasn't been the greatest in the way of food, but I still managed to eat healthier choices.  Back in the kitchen tomorrow, I have missed preparing my own meals,  I enjoy it very much.  Also, knowing exactly what is going into my meals makes me feel better too. 

Now I am going to relax a little bit before going to my own bed...nice.

Have a great evening and I will talk to you again tomorrow.

Until then...Stay Strong!

Good night


1 comment:

  1. Those boots are AWESOME and they will be yours :) Love them. My big reward was an iPad...which I couldn't drop the $$ to buy. Hubby finally got tired of listening to me pine after one & I got it for Christmas. I love it & am reminded of my hard work and accomplishment every time I use it.

    Sounds like your weekend was wonderful. I love your frozen smoothie/creme recipes. I tried a banana one this weekend, but couldn't get it to whip up well in my magic bullet. I'll pull out the mini food processor next time.