If there's a lesson to be learned from this week, it's that no matter how tired you may feel or how much you think you'd be better to sleep, it's best to do a workout you've planned. After only a few hours sleep a couple nights before, I woke up yesterday thinking I really should sleep. Instead, I laced up my shoes and hit the gym and it was the best thing I did all day.
I've been sticking roughly with the meal plan - eating four times a day with allotted portions of protein, carb and fat - but I have work to do there too. Chaperoning my daughter yesterday at Islands of Adventure created a challenge with eating the right foods, and eating at the appropriate times. The turkey leg seemed like such a GOOD protein choice, and after five hours since my previous meal it looked better than anything I could ever choose to eat. At the first bite, I knew that thing was so jacked up with sodium, I'd be feeling it for a while. Don't get me wrong. I still ate it. And it was sooooo good.
I also blew off PT on Wednesday because a friend gave me two seats to see the Magic play the Houston Rockets. So my son and I spent Wednesday night watching the Magic hold Dwight Howard down and beat the Rockets. While the food choices there weren't the best, I did well by only drinking water and having a cheesesteak sandwich and popcorn. Again, too much sodium. But again, rather tasty.
Weigh in for the Take Down Challenge is tomorrow morning.