Search This Blog

Friday, December 27, 2013

No more wine

Thank god the holidays are over.  
Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, and boy was I spoiled rotten this year.   

But my liver cannot take any more wine.  
I was really impressed with myself as far as the holiday eating went.  
But that was over ruled by the amount of liquid calories I consumed this holiday.
The vino really got me.  
Glass here glass there, wine wine everywhere.  

I decided we all go through stages,   Pre 21 its the cheapest thing you can find, (that was dubra vodka for me- shutter-).  21-25 it was Jack Daniels and anything.  But 25+  it has been all about the wine.  Red preferably but I am not too picky.   Dinner parties and lots of red wine.  Needless to say I need to put down the wine glass and dig out my water bottle and get back on the healthy bandwagon.  

Like I said I was totally spoiled this Christmas.  Billy Joel tickets at Madison Square Garden (oh my god), a Go Pro Hero 3 for diving, along with lots of little goodies and lots of running clothes.  Nothing motivates me more than some new running gear.   
Just what I need to run off some of that wine. 

New running tights, running pants, and two new runnning tops.  I also got some healthy treats such as avocado oil, coconut oil, roasted chickpeas, and other snacks.
My friends and family really get me, what can I say.

My favorite christmas surprise (besides the Billy Joel tickets, still in disbelief) was these beauts, sitting on my stairs waiting for me when I got home.  It was (one of many) Christmas gifts to myself.  I loved my 2012 Newton Gravity sneakers, and  was not feeling the love with the 2013 pink model, so what did I do?  Went online ordered two more pairs.  Its almost 2014, so clearly I need to start hoarding the 2012 model.  
One pair for now and another pair for later.  
Please tell me you all do this too?

Oh and I got a coupon code and free shipping 
so I got TWO PAIRS of Newtons for 170 from Running Warehouse.
Swooning over that price tag
( I paid 160 for the pink ones alone)
My local running shop no longer has the 2012 Newtons so I had to do a lot of digging around the interweb to find my favorite pair. 
I may go buy more.. someone stop me.    

So come December 26th, I was swimming in wine, and had to try out new some running gear:  Winter Nike Running top, Winter Under Armour running tights, AND THE NEW KICKS.  (Loved them all).

  After my three mile hill/speed run around Chester, I met my mother for a 5:30 Zumba class at the gym.  I am trying to incorporate different workouts into my running schedule, and trying to get my mother into working out and a healthier life style.  This is the only class she agreed to take so off I went.  Not my thing but it was and different and she really enjoyed it.

After zumba it was time to go grocery shopping and stock the fridge full of healthy choices (no more wine).  Lots of fresh produce and proteins.   I am going to come up with some meal ideas for the upcoming week that I will share with all of you if you are looking for some healthy meal ideas after the heavy holidays.  

Well, today is Friday so it is time for the 4th installment of 6 mile Friday. 
I made a promise to myself to run 6 miles every Friday this month to keep on top of my running, my health, and keep some form of "distance" running in check after the Turkey Trot. 
Get out there and do something healthy this weekend.  
You owe it to yourself.  

Happy running,

No comments :

Post a Comment

Let's Chat!