Yesterday was Jason’s birthday. As he likes to tell people, they declared the entire day a holiday in his honor. Originally, I wanted to take him to Rathbun Steak for his 30th, but it was closed since it was Labor Day so we went to New York Prime instead.
This what a vegetarian eats at a steakhouse:
Caesar salad, side of spinach and side of mushrooms. Not exactly a meal, but it was good. Actually the salad had a little too much dressing and cheese on it, but the mushrooms and spinach were good.
This is what a meat eater eats at a steakhouse:
The restaurant brought us a complimentary dessert! A warm chocolate chip cookie with French vanilla ice cream.
I have to be honest, I wasn’t in the best of moods last night. I was having a bad body image day. Fortunately, those days are fewer and farther in between than they used to be, but they still happen. I commented about this on another blog, but sometimes I feel like if I don’t beat myself up for certain things (eating a bunch of queso dip, not working out etc) then I’ll allow myself to do it more often and thusly, gain weight. I think Geneen Roth actually writes about this in one of her books. I need to be okay with eating a dessert or a pizza or whatever. Being healthy isn’t all or nothing. Right?
I felt better today and got in a really good workout. First off, I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. I did it at any easy pace. Then, I met my friends Andrew and Katharine at Decatur Hot Yoga. They’ve been going regularly and have asked me several times to join them. I kept putting it off for one reason or another, but today I decided to go. I liked this yoga studio much more than the other one that I’ve been to. It was bigger and not as crowded and they played music and put a cool lavender towel on your eyes during savasana.
When I got home (at 9!), Jason had dinner waiting. Yay. This was a simple but good meal. He made a portobello mushroom pizza with a caesar salad.
I also had some Dr. Krackers with hummus. Love those.
Tomorrow is Wednesday. I love 4-day work weeks.