Yesterday was lazy. Very lazy. I did hit the gym to do weights, and worked on my Core Challenge. But I also spent an unusaul amount of time on the couch. Have you ever had one of those days where you moved around even slower than usual because you got way too much sleep? That was me yesterday. I blame my crazy Friday night. I fell asleep on my college couch. Somewhere during the Conan show. Woke up completely thrown off as to where I was at 1:00 in the morning, walked myself to bed, and then fell asleep for another 8ish hours. Ahhhhh….
I did have things to do, though. Annie and I had a date to hit the mall after she got off of work. She enlisted me as her second opinion while searching for a good pair of jeans. I have never met someone who likes to go out and buy jeans. Buying jeans just REALLY sucks actually. So it’s nice to have someone to go with you for several reasons: to entertain, to help carry, and to (most importantly) tell you if you look like you’re shoving your ass into a pair and have the muffin top exploding out or not. You just have to. Those mirrors LIE. Plus, she was looking for a new pair of shoes. And I heart shoes. Even if I’m not allowed to buy any for myself right now.
It didn’t take nearly as long as we thought. I believe she fell in love with the third pair she tried on. They were some Joe’s jeans that made her ass look perfect. I really think I need to start putting a little more investment in my jeans- because these were so well made. And Annie made a good point- it’s not like we wear them as much as we used to. I haven’t bought a pair in two years actually. So I’m pretty sure if I’m only buying a pair every few years, I could splurge and not feel too bad about it. Thinking that one through still… And shoe shopping only took 30 minutes- and that was with a busy store. Success! We also snagged her a top and some jewelry to wear out that night. I didn’t find anything for myself. I wasn’t even seriously looking- just going as her personal shopper. What can I say? I’m that good. I should probably have some business cards made… I could use the extra $$$.
We grabbed a really late meal at Panera (I still Call it St. Louis Bread Co- gotta stick to those Missouri roots- holla’). I ate half the sandwich (Turkey Bravo) because I knew how much I’d looooove having the other half after a night out. Annie and I had plans to meet up with a lot of my guy friends down in Lincoln Square at a bar called The Rail. Apparently it’s become a nice regular spot for my friends who moved to that area of the city. And I don’t blame them- $4 calls and $2 domestic drafts is not bad for a Saturday night…
Being as how we were with a bunch of twenty-something guys, the night was full of beer, sports, and Jersey Shore references. Yep. Of course, none of my guy friends look a damn thing like Paulie or The Situation, but they’ll sure as hell try to dance like them. Yep… Needless to say, we had a fun night! I stuck to vodka clubs- and only two throughout the night. I played the part of sober driver because I wasn’t wanting to overdo the drinking (like I seemed to do the last couple weekends) and wanted to be somewhat productive today. I don’t know about the productivity thing, but I didn’t feel like crap when I woke up. So that’s something!
I did not get nearly as much sleep last night (the 4:30 bed time didn’t help). So today will make for an interesting day. And unfortunately, today is just one of those days when my body required mass amounts of chocolate (where my girls at?!?!). So instead of regular oatmeal, I pretty much had dessert for breakfast. It included much more peanut butter than usual and a pouring of chocolate chips. I wish I would have slowed down and thought about it a little more… I could have made chocolate chip pancakes. Daaaammmnnnnn…
Well, there’s always the possibility of pancakes for dinner. I guess it depends how my stomach feels after it processes the current overload of peanut butter and chocolate.
Yoga today. And Pilates if I’m up to it. But a nap might trump Pilates if I’m being completely honest with myself.
Core Challenge Updates:
Friday- 125 Saturday- 180
And Thursday’s sneaking up! We’re in the home stretch- fingers crossed, people. FINGERS CROSSED!
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