Friday was a long, long day at work. I went to my doctor's office at lunch for my B12 injection and weighed. I lost 1 pound last week. I am thankful it was one pound because I can't lie - I slipped on my eating a little. Because I am losing weight and getting so much stronger, my work outs have become much more intense. It's incredible, but I find myself hungrier. I am going to work on adding a little more fat and protein into my diet to try and cut some of the simple carbohydrates I am constantly craving. My total down since 11/25/13 is now 44.2 pounds. After work, I went to the gym for a leg workout. Because I have been hiking so much, I have not been doing my rigorous leg routines. I was excited for my leg day and I pushed extremely hard. It was probably one of the strongest leg workout's I have ever had.
After the gym, I came home, got ready - rocked my new sleeveless shirt from Venus and cute wedges for an evening out with my girlfriend Alexis. It was 80 degrees Friday night - so wonderful!
I guess because of Amazon Prime account, Amazon sent me a gift card for a local restaurant called "Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza". I decided to share it with Lex so we had dinner there. We each made our own "personal" pizza's. They were pretty good too. Mine had spinach, mushroom, and feta. That is my idea of a perfect pizza!
After dinner we went to the movies to see "Captain America". I am a Marvel freak so of course I had to see it. The biggest reason? Scarlett Johansson! She is my biggest girl crush ever and I love her as Black Widow. I was excited that Lex and I were seeing it in 3D; I have not went to an actual 3D movie in a long time. However, I have to say, it was totally not worth it. The tickets were $14.50 and honestly there was not much difference than seeing it as a regular movie. We looked fabulous in our glasses though!
Saturday was my rest day from the gym, and I needed it. I have barely been able to walk, ha. It is a great feeling though. I left early to go to Raleigh, NC to say with my sister. It is a 3-hour drive from where I live. When I got my sister's we took off to "Mellow Mushroom" for an outdoor lunch. Once again the weather was absolutely beautiful. We sat outside, enjoyed the sunshine and breeze, and ate mushroom and spinach pita wraps. They were alright, quite bland though.
After lunch we did some lipstick shopping at Ulta, ran a few more errands, and went by a local mall so my sister could get her brows done. She gets them "threaded" or something - I don't know, but it looked so painful. I don't do anything with my brows - I don't tweeze, fill them in, or anything. And after seeing that, I am glad I don't. I will just let those things be.
Once we finished her torture we went back to her apartment to wait on her boyfriend Dave to get home. We then got cleaned up to go downtown Raleigh, I was feeling especially frisky, ha!
We had dinner at this amazing Mexican restaurant called "Xoco". I absolutely loved the way this restaurant was decorated. It was artsy, unique, and it felt like we were in Mexico eating. When we gave the host our name, he gave me a little baby doll to hold onto. I have NO idea why, but I ran with it. Ha! The food was fresh and not drenched in fattening sauces. I had a passion fruit margarita that also tasted fresh. I have to give that place 4 stars.
After dinner we went across the street to a jazz bar called "C.Grace". Another awesome place. The atmosphere was intimate but still fun and very alive. Good jazz music can put anyone in a great mood. I had another delicious cocktail - it was gin, cucumber, lemon, lime, and mint. It was naturally sweet too - none of that fake syrup crap that is disgusting.
I left my sister's around 10:30 this morning and I can't lie, I have been dragging today. I am not hungover or anything, I'm just fatigued and still very sore. Plus the weather is gloomy and chilly. I hate that! Since I have been home I got groceries, cleaned, and now I'm on to do my food prep and laundry. Fun, I know, but it must be done. I have a jam packed week coming up at work and summer is vastly approaching - it's crunch time with clean eating and training! How was your weekend?!