There have been a few times during my weight loss journey where I am reminded why I want to work hard and eat right. This is typically done when I happen to eat without restraint, miss multiple workouts, and (consequently) feel like poo. Story of my last two weeks.
Denver Restaurant Week was a major contributor to my reminder this time around, but it’s just been busy all around. Since my last post, I’ve had another Nuggets basketball game, volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club, co-hosting a workshop for the undergrads in my sorority back in Boulder, dinner at The Capital Grille, and heading home to Colorado Springs to run a ton of errands with my mom (additional posts to come). I’ve been on the go nonstop. While I’ve had a few opportunities here and there to run and/or work out, I just wasn’t up to doing it.
I drove back home late last night after dinner with my fam and went to bed before 10pm to adjust myself to daylight savings. I woke up this morning excited to know that there would be sunlight until at least 7pm, so I’m more than happy to adjust to the “lost” hour. Plus, check out this forecast:
Isn’t it amazing? It’s March in Denver, and there’s no sign of a surprise blizzard yet (knock on wood). Looks like I’ll be sporting some spring clothes the early part of the week as a hoorah to spring.
Anyway, rather than getting in my long run today, I decided to get myself mentally back in the game. I really have been feeling sluggish and blah lately. My clothes have been fitting fine, but I feel more…squishy. Squishy does not lead to one feeling sexy or comfortable in one’s skin, but I know that the hardest part of the battle of getting back on a regular workout schedule, for me, is mentally clearing myself.
And that’s exactly what I did.
Maly’s birthday was on Friday, but I couldn’t make it out to dinner because of Restaurant Week reservations. I also couldn’t go out with her because I needed to drive down to Colorado Springs that night after dinner. We decided to have brunch today instead! I mentioned in a past post that I always run past people enjoying a Sunday Funday brunch with mimosas, so that was what I had in the books for today.
I took Mochi out on a long morning walk before getting myself together to meet Maly and her siblings at Bistro Vendome, a French restaurant. It’s owned by the woman who owns Rioja, so I knew it would be good.
We started with some mimosas.
I was craving something savory, so I went with the quiche: egg custard, black truffles, smoked ham, scallions, and wild mushrooms served alongside a spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette. It was divine and the portion was just right.
The four of us wanted something sweet afterwards since our foods were all fairly savory, so we walked over to Crepes n Crepes for some strawberry, banana, and Nutella crepes. Yummy! You can’t really mess up that combination, and they split the crepes for us ahead of time.
After the crepes, we said our goodbyes to her siblings before heading out to continue our Sunday Funday with Gelish manicures at CoCo Nail Salon in Cherry Creek! The gray Gelish manicure I got awhile back was still looking perfect with absolutely NO CHIPS, but I needed it removed because my nails grow at the speed of light and were starting to look weird with my natural nails peeking out. Maly’s never had it done, so I took her with me for her birthday present. I switched out my neutral gray and got an orangey-red polish called Tiger Blossom.
It screams out “bring on the spring”, and I’m in love with the color. Maly went with a really pretty coral color that I’m loving as well. Then we went to See Eyewear so that I could get some help choosing out frames for my next glasses. They have a huge selection of their personal brand frames, and all prices include lenses. Win! The ones I chose sort of make me look like a wannabe-but-not-really hipster, but they fit well and are pretty cute, so keep your eyes out for photos in the future
I came home, scrubbed and organized my bathroom, cleaned my room, did all my laundry, cleaned the kitchen, took Mochi out to play with the neighborhood pups, and now I’m ready to tackle the week and my workout plan. Bring it on, spring!
Question of the Day: Do you ever need to slack off to remember why you do something? Maybe it’s just me…