Saturday Shmaturday

Breaking routine scares me. Until it’s over. Then I look back and realize how great the day was even though I wasn’t adhering to a strict schedule of eating, exercising, and fitting everything else around that. Yesterday was a breaking the rules kind of day and it felt fantasticoooo.

Sushi for lunch with good friends.  I got a sweet potato roll to switch things up; little did I know that the sweet potato would be fried.  Initially I was tempted to throw a hissyfit, throw the fried food at the waiter, and order a bucket of lettuce. But I ate it and ENJOYED every last bite and I’m still alive, still healthy, still feeling great!

Chips and salsa for a snack?  Is this allowed? While I almost had a heart attack skipping my usually midday smoothie or yogurt & granola bowl, splurging was worth it because it meant having good conversation with a beautiful friend. In the scheme of life, I won’t remember “that day when I chose chips over a healthy smoothie”. Nope nope nope, I’ll remember the time spent with loved ones!


And I had a necessary bowl of froyo, unpictured because I’m ravenous when I step foot in a neverending-bowl-of-yogurt-and-chocolate-toppings place.


Dinner was leftover vegetable curry, some broccoli with salsa (salsa will not leave me alone) , and tonssss of snacking. Wheat thins, artichoke dip, cheddar pretzels, graham crackers…

Yesterday was a sweet reminder that breaking routine is good, it’s healthy. Relationships need to be a priority over my eating schedule. It was a necessary reminder that there can’t be a restriction list, and snacking here and there is normal. I love seeing disordered thoughts become smaller and smaller in my head (*knock on wood*) and am loving the prospect of starting a normal, healthy life again.


If I had a craving to lift some “heavy” weights, does that mean I have too much testosterone?  An empty gym lacking in scary muscular men hogging the bench presses convinced me to give it a go.  (Usually I stick to dumbbells and the “girl machines”.)  I grew some balls  and whipped out the big muscles.  I’ve never felt so STRONG and so winded after a weights workout.

My love for weights is ever-increasing (even though it causes my appetite to be ever-increasing), so I’ve been doing research on tried and true methods for weight-lifting.  I know I know, every body is different, but I need some sort of guideline to get myself motivated and to make sure I know what I’m doing.

THOUGHTS?!  I just ordered it off of Amazon, so hopefully it ends up being atleast somewhat helpful.  So, people aren’t lying when they say that heavy-lifting for women doesn’t make you the next Ahnold Shwarzeneegster right?  If I see any bulking up in the slightest, I’m ditching the weights and going back to my ex-BFF cardio.

Today is a much needed day off.  Not really though since I’ll be working half the day.  But my body needs some majah majah rest!

Strength training or cardio?




Filed under Daily Eats, ED thoughs

3 responses to “Saturday Shmaturday

  1. Oh my lanta I’m the same way with breaking routines, it can feel so creepy sometimes! I guess we just get so comfortable in our ruts it’s difficult to break out. I’m so excited you had fun with friends though and told your ED to GTFO haha 😀
    I’m strength training all the way, cardio and I are not friends AT ALL. I have the worst running endurance of any human alive haha I think you’re going to love that book, it was one of the many weight training books I researched that helped me start loving heavy lifting 🙂
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. i just got the book! love it already!!!

  3. This post definitely hits home for me. I always think I find comfort in my routine, but if I stick to my routine too long without breaking out of it, I feel lonely and stuck in a rut. I always force myself to make plans with people that break my routine. I always get really nervous and a little agitated when I have to break away from my routine, but afterwards, I always feel so good. Good times with friends are way more important than healthy eating and working out according to plan : )

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