Sunday, March 4, 2007

"Walking" off Mojitos

Mark and I had the most wonderful time on Saturday. It was his B-day weekend and we spent the night at a very trendy hotel surrounded by upscale designer shops and gourmet restaurants. And anyone that knows us , know that we are serious home-bodies that never go anywhere, and we like it that way!

So after we checked in around 3:30, we did a little shopping and then stopped for a drink and appetizer, planning on then spending time alone together in our room and then ordering dinner through room service.

Mark spotted the "Mojito" on the menu and we each agreed to order one with our food. Not only do we never go anywhere, but we don't drink either. So after one Mojito I was buzzing! It was awesome! So we ordered another. And I gigggled all the way back to our room. Being drunk in public (we had to walk thruogh the crowds of people shopping and eating) was pretty funny!

I hadn't eaten much earlier, knowing that I would want to take advantage of having to eat out. Something that I've done less than a handful of times during the last 2 years. And I really did want to control myself (with food), but those Mojitos just make you not care. So the food frenzy did get a little "out of control". It was the Mojitos, I swear!

To make up for the "high-calorie day" I, of course, did a semi-fast today. A real semi-fast! I was a real bad girl! I also decided to do my KB snatch workout when I got home since I was so "over-nourished"(lol). And I didn't want to snatch tomorrow after having so few calories today.

It was a very informal snatch workout so I had some fun with it. I had done a heavy swing workout yesterday so I couldn't go heavy today, but I wanted to work my shoulders more. So I combined my snatches with waiters walk in front of my house. I didn't keep real good timing of it but I did around 40 min. after an 18 min. warmup. Here's what I did;

11:15 KB w/26

Warm up

40 2 hand swings, 1 min on, 1 min. rest x 3 sets
10L, 10 R, 10 L, 10R, 1 hand swings 1 min. on, 1 min. rest x 3 sets
16 snatch, transfer, 1 min. on 1 min. rest x 3 sets

Total warm up 18 min.

My glutes were surprisingly sore from heavy swings yesterday, but then I rarely do two KB workouts 2 days in a row.

Work sets

10 snatch L, 10 steps waiters walk, transfer, 10 snatch R, 10 steps waiters walk, transfer, repeat (see video). This set took a little more than 2 min., 2 min. rest

5 snatch L, 10 steps waiters walk, 5 snatch L, 10 steps waiters walk, trans., repeat on other side. This set took a little less than 2 min., 2 min. rest

I did set #1, 6 times and then same with set #2.

Sunday AM weight ? I didn't have a scale at the hotel. (good thing!)
Low calorie day

coffee w/cream 120 cal. (about 3 lg. cups up until 11:15)
steel cut oats w/milk 180 cal.
2 apples 280 cal.
ginger tea 0 cal.

Total calories 580 cal.

I wasn't really hungry, it was more that my mouth was lonely! But I kept thinking, if Royce and Barb can do it, I can do it.

Here's a list of Saturday's food, now you'll know why I had to keep my calories low today!


steamed mussels w/sausage (every bit including the broth!)
large coleslaw salad, surprisingly light for restaurant coleslaw
bites of Mark's shrimp
2 very strong Mojitos
here's where I lose it at the hotel "mini-bar"
snickers, M&M, plain and peanut candy bars (3 total)
granola bar
snack pkg. of Famous Amos choc chip cookies
snack pkg. oreo cookies (6)
Then we ordered dinner!
1/2 gourmet pizza w/goat cheese and spinach
Ben and Jerry's ice cream, choco/peanut butter
I think that about covers it!

I started to feel defeated about losing control, and then I decided to get over it. I had a blast! I ate so much, and it felt great! Life is delicious!


Pete Diaz, RKC said...

And that is why you train, to celebrate with abandon! It sounds like you two had a well deserved blast. Mojitos are pretty damn good.

Tracy said...

I'm thinking I want to make it a regular thing! Mojitos once a month whether I need it or not!

Royce said...

Mojitos = yummy
Seriously though, you guys train your asses off. A little reward now and then makes life easier for sure.

Sounds like ya'll had a great time, I'm glad.