Weddings, drinking and eating.

Wine at a wedding

I hope that you all had a WONDERFUL weekend. We had a wedding this weekend, I’ll talk about that in just a second, otherwise it was a relaxing, hot, but beautiful weekend. The weather has been just crazy this year. It’s been so hot and now rain?! What is happening?!  

Ok, on the topic of the wedding. Weddings are difficult nutrition wise, simply because you’re at the mercy of whatever they’re serving and the, typically, abundance of alcohol. Here’s what happened:

One thing to try to do is, eat before you go. It’s usually a good idea for a couple of reasons. One, you get to choose what you want to eat at that point and you’re less likely to gorge yourself on the maybe not so healthy foods at the cocktail hour.

Being a wine lover, I didn’t want to deny myself the thing that I enjoy, so I decided to embrace the choice to have a few (or more) glasses. It’s a special occasion, so why not deny myself something that I enjoy. I made the choice and I’m ok with that.

The food was amazing, had some beef and veggies and ate too much from the “candy bar”. It was more than I wanted to have, but I figure that the wine assisted with making choices that don’t really fall into my normal eating patterns. Not judging myself here, just making observations about my choices and what I may be able to do better in the future.

The moral of the story is that eating before you go, following the basics of what’s taught in the ProCoach program, will help set you up for success when you go to these types of events where you’ll be surrounded by not so good choices and alcohol. And should you decide to eat/drink those choices that may not fit into your eating habits, it’s totally ok! Go, enjoy yourself and then the next day, be ok with those choices and move forward.

It’s going to be a great week in the gym. We’re going to be trying a few different things and experimenting with some new movements. Looks like it’s going to be a MUCH cooler week, so let’s have some fun!

Daily Dose

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20 Sit Ups
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