So I just have to say first, I LOVE San Antonio. Since I was there for work, I didn’t get to do too too much, but I managed to eat a ton of tex-mex food and walk along the riverwalk quite a bit. There were two major margarita highlights worth mentioning, and I am not normally a big margarita drinker so you know they had to be good.
The drink that blew my mind the most was an avocado margarita.
I couldn’t really get my head around it but I love avocado, and though I don’t have them often, love margaritas too. The avocado was really subtle and just added a smoothness to the drink that is so hard to articulate. When I asked the server about it, he said each (huge) margarita only had about 1/10 of an avocado in it, so it was definitely more background flavor and texture than anything. So good.
A close second was a prickly pear margarita.
How pretty is that!? It had cactus juice (the pink part) throughout the margarita and after the picture I ended up mixing it all together so the drink was nauseatingly pink, but it was completely delicious. The one good part was that I limited myself to one margarita max anywhere we went, since they are so sugary and do not make for the most productive morning after for my body…
Now that I am back from my San Antonio induced food and drink coma, I am ready to get to it and really focus for the month of February. Without further ado, here’s what I need to do:
1.) Get back into the 160’s.
I lost 1.6lbs my first week back following WW to a T (yay!!!) so I have 6.8 more pounds to lose until I’m off probation (and back within 2 lbs of my goal weight). I want to stay focused and lose about 1 lb/week for the month, which will put me back into the 160s.
2.) Track Consistently Monday through Friday.
This will help with goal #1 tremendously and I know it’s what I need to do to get myself to where I need to be. Ideally I’d track on the weekends too, but I want to be realistic and make the weekdays mandatory for tracking.
3.) Stretch after every run.
I have been really bad about this, though last night I did do the entire Yoga for Runners: Intermediate DVD (which was an intense 80 minutes!) and it involved a lot of stretching and strengthening postures. Even if I just stretch for 5 minutes, I want to make this a priority.
4.) Build up my long runs from 8 to 10 miles.
The long runs are always the most intimidating for me of my training plan, and I haven’t done a double digit run since I was training for (and consequently dropped out of) the marathon back in September. I want to focus on these and make them a priority, and am thinking about implementing a Friday night Movie Night so I do something, but it doesn’t involve alcohol and still has me in bed early.
5.) Limit Drinking Alcohol.
Being single and social is a tough balance if you’re trying to be healthy, and as I’ve watched the pounds creep back on, I know a good amount of that has to do with drinking too much and the careless eating that often follows. My goal is to go out only one night of the weekend for the month (Friday movie night should help!), and do at most one happy hour per week, hopefully less.
6.) Post at least 4 step-by-step recipes on here.
I haven’t been consistent about posting recipes, and I know that it’s one of people’s favorite parts about this blog, so I want to deliver! One recipe per week seems reasonable to me!
Six seems like a good number… here’s to a great February!