It was tough getting up this morning. The trouble with being really careful with one’s nutrition and training plentifully (is that a word???), is that as soon as one is invited for dinner the result is a complete and utter MESS!! Or is it??
It was ba-a-a-a-a-a-d!! I mean, I was full from the ‘nibbles’. The meal hadn’t even started!! Not good, eh? But, I have a rule that’s a very personal one – not one that would particularly suit anybody else. I don’t get out for dinner very often (probably once every two months), so when I do go out, all bets are off. There’s no calorie-counting, no guilt, no planning if or when to hold back ….. Nope! When I’m out, I’m out and that’s it. Of course, I also know that one night out, for me, is not the end of the world. It’s not the beginning of a week’s bingeing or a back-to-square-one kind of battle! I’m very good now at having my ‘one night only’ and moving very quickly onwards and it works for me, so no guilt. I DO have to laugh, though …
Deep-friend parsnip crisps, melon and parma ham …. Oh yum, yum, yum!! There were so bloody good. Oh – and best mention the Kir Royale x 2!! Then baked trout with veggies (not so bad) and Dauphinoise Potatoes (could you get any worse?? LOL) …. and finally Summer Pudding with Cream (well, it’s berries, isn’t it? Berries are good, aren’t they?? haha)
Oh dear. Did I forget to mention the wine?
Now, THAT is where I have to laugh. I drank far far FAR too much wine and paid the price as I attempted to crawl out of bed this morning without lifting my head, much less moving my stomach!!! Nothing like a bit of kickboxing to get rid of the hangover, eh? I almost didn’t go … but then firmly installed the JFDI chip in my little brain and …
You know what? I THINK I NEED TO DRINK MORE OFTEN!!! Honestly … that was one of the best kickboxing sessions I’ve done in a long time. I couldn’t believe it. My instructor wanted to know ‘what I was on’!!! (Red wine??? lol) And then, to top it all, as I was managing to miraculously nail my combos (for once), I went for a pet-hate kick – jumping spinning side kick! Guess what! Best one I’ve ever done AND loads of people just happened to be watching at the time. Oh, a huge WOO HOO moment!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you know what? There are times when the faeries are smiling and you just get away with it!!
They’re few and far between, those times, but you’ve just gotta love them! (But I’m not going out for dinner again any time soon!!!)