Hey guys! It's been awhile but I'm back! I have finally fully started and committed to my new meal plan and I've seen some quick results. Needless to say, I think that one bottle of Knob Creek may metabolize into 10lbs of belly jelly and it shrivels when you assault it with chicken and broccoli for a few days... anyways, on to the point.
Holding onto a social life when your "social life" has involved food and booze for as long as you can (or can't) remember.
I have had the best time in the past week! The past weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to share in a family celebration in one of our casino high roller apartments! This family is amazing. Warm, inviting, quick, smart and caring. It was great to be around really good people and it was comforting receiving support when I explained why I wasn't partaking in the champagne, wine and pizza that was decorating the room! I left feeling pretty good and not singled out or judged as a teetotaler, which sometimes happens when you don't follow the crowd at an event.
The next thing I did was take myself to a concert. I love Florence and the Machine. I didn't have tickets and they had been sold out since June! I went by myself to NYC and had an adventure....
I had been contemplating contacting my diet coach and asking for a meal plan or leeway because, well basically, it would have been easier to not bring my food and I would have liked food at Colicchio & Sons more but, I reminded myself of what I want and how much money I'm spending on the coaching! I then went to the supermarket and got to work. Pans of chicken and steak, tupperware, lids! Food was done and packed and I'm out the door. On the train I have the my food and my muscle mags and I'm excited to see Florence although I have to remind myself that I have no ticket. Then the train breaks down, we have to switch trains and a very cool tattoo artist and I have an amazing conversation the rest of the way in. In Grand Central I decide to swing by MAC and I got done up. A little Lady Danger lip colour and some fab lashes I am off to the venue to find tix. Outside the venue a guy from the previous band gives me a VIP all access pass for free!OMG! I went in and had the absolute most amazing time and saw one of the best concerts in 10 years! I was able to take in and fully experience a moment! I didn't miss not having a drink or going to dinner. I was happy that I stayed on my plan. Meeting my competition goals and having a positive experience out further proves to me this lifestyle is worth it to me. I didn't take a cheat day and you know when I did my stats it was positive and I got to see one of my most favorite artists with a clear head. So happy and I was actually social for a change! Real communication with people. It's good to get back to that. It's all about balance! See you next time! Thanks for letting me ramble!