I spent the past weekend in Katy (as usual), and I was thrust into not just one but TWO social occasions where the temptation of food not in my diet was overwhelming. Friday night, I attended a dinner with some family friends. I brought my meal like a good little lifter, but the dang salty Tostito’s scoops crumbs were too irresistible (I snagged maybe 5 or 6). My boyfriend did his best to keep my hands out of the chip bowl, but his efforts were futile. At dinner, there was mango pico de gallo with avocado chunks mixed in; I felt that it was a justifiable addition to my salmon… Until I ate the whole bowl of it :(. I know, I’m despicable. I should be ashamed of myself… But it gets worse.

Saturday afternoon, I was pretty bummed out because of the yucky weather and I was in severe pain (I’ll explain later). John suckered me into going with him and his dad to Whataburger to get him lunch. Their fries are ridiculously delicious. John felt sorry for me so he gave me three to get me through the day. That makes slip up #3. Saturday night, we attended the A&M vs. ASU game at NRG Stadium to watch my Aggies BTHO ASU (WHOOP!!!), and we got to watch from a suite. Everyone had delicious food in front of them… Except me. I had pecans and water. John had a BBQ plate with baked beans, potato salad, BBQ chicken and brisket! Not gonna lie, I stole a few nibblets off his plate, but he totally let me. How is this even fair?! Ugh. And of course anyone who has ever been inside NRG Stadium understands the smell when you first walk in, The Nutty Bavarian. The pecans from The Nutty Bavarian are my cocaine that I get once a year during rodeo season. They are the most wonderful things! So, I decided it was a brilliant idea to get some to top my pancakes on Tuesday for my cheat meal! I snuck three that night I think. John just couldn’t stop me then (he wasn’t watching me close enough).

Mine. My Nutty Bavarian pecans. All mine.
Mine. My Nutty Bavarian pecans. All mine.

Since I’ve been home, I’ve been good, I promise. I’m looking forward to destroying another stack of pancakes Tuesday night as my cheat meal. I’m making two batches to be safe, topping some (if not all) of them in Nutella and syrup, and then the ultimate topping of the Nutty Bavarian pecans! I may make my progress null in one single meal haha. Oops!

So, on to why I was so sore on Saturday. I received an email from my trainer that I needed to start doing 300-400 ab roll outs (using the wheel) each week. That comes down to 50-60/day 7 days a week. Like an overzealous newb, I jumped into it going for 60 reps on Thursday and 60 reps on Friday. By Saturday, sitting up on my own or anything resembling turning, laughing, coughing, or sneezing was quite possibly the worst abdominal pain I have ever experienced and I’ve had gastroenteritis. I know abdominal pain. I tried my best to keep going with the roll outs on Saturday, but my brain was overriding my body’s movements because of the pain I felt when I started to move out. I was back at it today, completing all 60 reps. I’ll have to stretch tonight before I go to bed and again when I wake up to make sure I don’t get that sore again. I have to take more progress pictures tonight, as well. So much to do! AH!

John and I had the gym to ourselves on Saturday for little while. It was great!
John and I had the gym to ourselves on Saturday for little while. It was great!

I hope school and work is going well for everyone! Happy Labor Day and…

Happy lifting!

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