I mentioned yesterday that I was at a photoshoot and while it was fun, it was also a little rough at the beginning. We had to make some shifts on the fly but needless to say, we wrapped day one. 4 more to go :) But it got me to thinking about going with the flow and how to deal with things when life doesn’t go according to schedule.
For me, I’ve always been someone who tries not to sweat the small stuff and dwell on the past. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Grease, “No use crying over spilled milkshake.” If you’ve never seen Grease, you must. It’s one of my favorite movies. And basically in this scene Frenchie has dropped out of high school, flunked out of beauty school and is generally bummed out about life. And then someone spills some milkshake on her. And of course, the wise old waitress at the dinner offers her some sage advice.
I mean I just love it. It’s perfect. No use crying about it. The milkshake is spilled and there’s nothing else you can do about it except clean it up. And that’s kind of how I feel in general about things that don’t go according to plan. Just accept it and figure out a way to go from there.
And that also applies when it comes to fitness (see that nice transition there, I’m so tricky) and what to do when your fitness/diet/health plans don’t go exactly as you’d like. I had planned on getting up yesterday and riding the bike. I’d planned not to eat any junk food at the studio. And I’d planned to run back to my desk and drink a protein shake for lunch. But guess what? None of those things happened. Oh well, no use crying over spilled milkshake. Nothing I can do to change the past. I can only affect the future. And luckily the shoot wrapped a little earlier than planned and I was able to get to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio and a quick arm circuit. And then we had some stir-fry.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts grilled on the griddler for 7 minutes
- Noodles – we use soba but rice would also be good
- Veggies – we do red/orange peppers and broccoli
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- A couple of tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
While the chicken is grilling, boil the noodles and saute the veggies, olive oil and some of the soy sauce in a big wok. Once the noods and chicken are done, add everything to the wok, add a little more soy sauce and saute for a couple of minutes. This is not an exact science kind of recipe. I usually just leave everything on the heat until the veggies are to my liking. I’ll try to time things next time.
I should also note that I made a big batch of roasted brussels sprouts and ate them all before dinner. I was planning on saving half for tomorrow but clearly that didn’t work. It’s getting out of control. Who loves brussels sprouts this much? Are you guys fans of the sprouts? Are there other random veggies that you love?
I’m off to another full day of
peanut M&M eating photo shooting. We’ll see what happens today. Can’t believe I only have one more day until Friday. This week is flying by. Hope you feel the same.