My in-laws and Chris & I are all members of Willakenzie Estates and they held a special tasting event yesterday so all of us, plus a couple of our friends headed out to wine country for a day in the vineyards. We went to Willakenzie along with Penner Ash and tasted some great wines.
When we got home we went to Sasquatch brewery for dinner and then headed to Journeys.
And then I woke up this morning and had a bit of a come to Jesus moment when I had a hard time getting my wedding rings on. Not a good sign. I got on the scale and 139 lbs flashed up at me. 139. Um, I can’t even tell you the last time I weighed that much. 5 years ago maybe? I’m 5’7 so it’s not like 139 is overweight so don’t think I’m saying that. I’m just saying that for me, this is quite a bit higher than I’d like. I usually hover closer to 132-135 with my ideal weight being about 130. So seeing this number on the scale was a wake-up call. Some of it obviously was from yesterday – the alcohol, the salt…and I’ll give a pound or two to some extra muscle, but still, that’s a lot higher than it should be.
I talk a lot about balance here on this blog. I mean, we only have one life and I certainly do my best to enjoy it and for the most part, I do a pretty good job of balancing out the nights at Journeys with a day in the gym. But lately I’ll admit that things have gotten a bit out of hand, especially with the unexpected nice weather. Sunny evenings make enjoying a glass of beer/wine (or 2 or 3) a lot easier to justify. “It’s so nice out, let’s go to Journey’s” or “let’s BBQ and open a bottle of wine.” And then at least for me, the drinking will lead to snacking. We’ll come home from wherever and it’s usually been quite a while since we ate dinner so I want something to snack on and end up raiding our kitchen – dried apricots, dark chocolate squares, chips… Or worse, we’re out at whatever bar (let’s be honest, I’m referring to Journey’s) for a while and I’m watching people all around me eat and then I order a snack at 10pm. Extra calories and I’m not even hungry.
I’m not posting this because I want sympathy or people to say “oh you look great,” or “the scale isn’t always an accurate measure of your fitness level.” I’m posting this because way back when, this blog was a place for me to hold myself accountable. And right now, I need a bit of a wake-up call. To remind myself that we’re heading into the heart of summertime and I need to pull it together. 1 glass of wine. 1 beer. No snacks when I’m not hungry. Appropriate portion sizes. Hopefully if I put it out here I’ll be better about sticking to it. And for anyone out there reading, feel free to call out me out if you see pics of us at Journey’s or hear me on Twitter talking about our night out. Hold me accountable. Keep me honest. I’d really appreciate it.