I don’t even know where to begin describing the shenanigans that went down this weekend.
Friday night we celebrated my Dad’s birthday with our annual trip to a German restaurant. We eat German food once a year because it’s my Dad’s favorite — that shows how much we love him because I don’t think anyone in the world besides Germans love German food. I was lucky because my mom brought me a piece of his German chocolate cake that they had the night before — sensing a theme here?
We went to Mirabell and it ended up being FANTASTIC. I never love German food but this was actually delicious! They took their time with the dishes but it was worth it — everything came out piping hot and flavorful.
I had salmon with garlic-cream sauce and fried potatoes with a salad to start. My brother got the famous Wiener Schnitzel and we all sampled some potato pancakes — everything was great. Plus I got to eat cake in bed later that night and I’m not sure what’s better than eating cake in bed…
Saturday was when most of the shenanigans ensued. It was Chicago’s annual “12 Bars of Christmas” Event, otherwise known as TBOX. We started the day at 7am with coffee/Bailey’s, mimosas, egg sandwiches and cinnamon rolls.
Oh and did I mention the jello shot tower? Yeah, there was a jello shot tower.
Needless to say it was a fun morning.
Now, in the name of balance let’s talk weekly workouts.
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: 4 mile run
- Wednesday: Sweat on State (400m warmup run + main workout shared below)
- Thursday: Kick-ass spin class at Flywheel
- Friday: 60 minute Sculpt class at CorePower Yoga
- Saturday: Jello shots burn calories right?
- Sunday: Rest
Even though I only worked out four days last week, I feel like I pushed myself 100% for those four workouts so I don’t feel like I skimped on the sweat at all. Plus I’m finally starting to notice a significant difference in my upper body strength which is so exciting! I love that I now measure my success on what I can accomplish with my body, not on how it looks or how “skinny” I can get.
Moral of the story? With great food/drinks comes great responsibility…to sweat! And when you make working out as much fun as I do, it all balances out. The jumping jacks AND the jello shots 😀
- Any fun holiday parties this past weekend?
- Is there a type of food you aren’t fond of, like I am with German food?
- How do you keep a balance between food/drinks and fitness?