Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Worst Commute Ever, Vegas Planning, 5.5 Miles

No crazy things today! Well… kind of a crazy thing. It took me 1 hour and 42 minutes to get to work today. I left my house at 7:30 a.m. which usually puts me at work at 8 a.m. Today, I got here at 9:12 a.m. Yes people – worst Atlanta traffic experience of my life on 400S!! I thought I was going to cry. Oh who am I kidding? I DID cry. Grrrr. So this shifted my whole day and made me late/behind for everything! I tried to get it all done though, had yogurt, muffin/cream cheese/granola bar for breakfast – and even got in 3.5 miles at lunch – woo! (burned 170 calories). Then I had 2 slices of my homemade veggie pizza, quickly followed by a pita/hummus snack – nom nom nom. Right before I left work I had 2 crackers with cheese, and then me and Stacy headed to the gym for a Harley Pasternak-inspired workout. We did 25 calf raises, 25 bicep curls, 25 overhead tricep extensions and repeated it 2 more times, then we walked 2 more miles! We were going to do C25k but I’m still freakishly sore!! Eek!

Me and Stacy also started planning the “non-work” part of our trip in Vegas...



We ordered tickets to see the Beatles Cirque show!! I’m TRES excited – woop woop! I’ve only see one show – the corteo show in Atlanta a few years ago. I was obsessed – SO amazing!! I can’t WAIIIIITTTT!



Now I’ve just finished up a plate of beef enchilada casserole – yum! I’m about to cook some meals for this week – I totally slacked on Sunday! I’m done eating… except for 2 dove milk chocolates I plan to have! Hehe So today is 1,636 calories, 218 carbs, 46 fat grams and 79 protein grams. Here’s what I ate today!

I also just realized I didn’t post yesterday’s stats – 1,577 calories, 174 carbs, 52 fat grams and 98 protein grams! Here’s what I ate.

K - off to cook and read your bloggies!!

P.S. Do any of you watch Castle?! I watched it tonight on DVR and Alyssa Milano was a guest star- I LOVE her! And she looks fantastic!

P.S.S. Are you watching the Biggest Loser right now?! I am!!

27 comments:

angieinatlanta said...

OMG! My fiance's brother and his wife went to see LOVE and they said it was AMAZING! I'm so jealous!

I hate Atlanta traffic mostly because it is so unpredictable. I never know what I'm going to face! BLECH!

homecookedem said...

Sorry you had such a terrible commute this morning. That really sucks.

Great workout though!! I'm very impressed!!

That Vegas shows looks like so much fun!! I know you must be so excited!! :)

Have a great night!!

P.S. That grilled cheese you made sounds so delicious!! :)

prettyface said...

YAY!! beatles Cirque De Soleil!! TAKE PICS!

Girl yes, Flipping between BL and AI

sweetandfit said...

you are a machine! I seriously don't understand how you manage to do everything that you get done - I seriously need to get on the meal planning band wagon. It sucks that it took you so long to get to work, I always wondered what you "do"??

fitlizzio said...

i may have missed this, but what days are you going to vegas for? i'm going there in mid-feb and also going to see the beatles show!!

inmytummy said...

Ugh, that traffic blows. I'm assuming there was an accident?

Have fun in Vegas! I've never been.

Big Pissy said...

I so felt your pain this morning during your death march commute. :(

I'm SO jealous that you're going to see "LOVE". That is the one Cirque Show I'd see before any of the others.

"Corteo" was really fab and an experience I'll never forget. Thanks for making that happen. :)

Genesis said...

was there an accident or something? ssorry here in wheat country we never get traffic and every place we need to get to is only 5 minutes away. just typing that makes me miss my hawaiian life.....

sorry i dont watch castle.

Tricia said...

Looks like a GREAT show! And I watched Biggest Loser last night, very dramatic :)

Sara said...

I love Vegas, and have been to countless Cirque shows, but never the Beatles one... I'm not a big Beatles fan. Let us know how it is!
If you want a good restaurant, I love Little Buddas, but it's off the Strip @ the Palms. And you MUST get an In-N-Out burger!!! And... I'll stop now.

Saw BL too, that woman's face was busted up good.

Staci Dombroski said...

I have always wanted to see that show... but never enough money at the time when it was available. I can't wait to hear how it goes :-)BTW Atlanta traffic always has me scared when I go visit my friend in Alabama. I hate all the traffic!

Neesha and Dustin said...

I LOVE the Beatles and can't wait to hear how that goes! and agree on the ATL traffic. Every time I drive through there I consider just pulling over and staying in a hotel until late at night so the traffic will be gone! Ugh!

Children of the 90s said...

Sounds like you got in a great workout! I saw Beatles Love and it was completely amazing--you're going to love it1

Sunny said...

let us know how LOVE is, last time i was in vegas i wanted to go but didn't have time! maybe i'll plan it for our next trip!

Anne Marie said...

I hate long commutes-they drive me insane!!!

Kacy said...

My commutes have been awful lately too. I hate it!

I want to see that show so bad! I love Beatles music.

I like Castle a lot when I watch it, but never seem to catch it. I DVR'd The Biggest Loser and I'm excited to see what it's all about this season!

Samma said...

I am definitely going to have to start watching BL for reals, because I realized the daughter on the pink team used to wax my brows! No more chocolate cake though.

Pam said...

I hate getting stuck in traffic. The beef enchilada casserole sounds tasty. What a fun time you will have in Vegas.

Erica said...

oh my gosh! That is the most ridiculous traffic I've ever heard of! Glad you still managed to squeeze it all in. Great job on the workouts. I'm so jealous- I've always wanted to see that show!!

Kelly Olexa said...

I am sooo glad I don't have to drive a commute to work.....that would bite. (I work from my home office and then travel to meet clients) I feel for you girl.
Also gave you a shout out on today's updated blog post because YOU ROCK.

Melissa said...

So excited that you're going to Vegas! As you saw on my blog, I loved LOVE!!! As for dinner recommendations....besides Circo (please order the spaghetti bologonese-it's called something else on the menu though but they'll know what you're talking about)....what kinds of restaurants are you looking for?

Lauren said...

I tried watching Castle - it comes on too late (10) for me to commit to it long term. LOL

I totally watched Biggest Loser. Way too much blood-and-gore last night, imho! I have such a hard time watching eliminations this early in the season - because I'm not attached to anyone and don't really care who goes home.

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

WOOO, Vegas! Let me know if you need any tips or suggestions, since I'm from there. I also saw LOVE and it is freakin' amazing.. you will not be sorry!

Neesha and Dustin said...

I LOVE the Beatles and can't wait to hear how that goes! and agree on the ATL traffic. Every time I drive through there I consider just pulling over and staying in a hotel until late at night so the traffic will be gone! Ugh!

Staci Dombroski said...

I have always wanted to see that show... but never enough money at the time when it was available. I can't wait to hear how it goes :-)BTW Atlanta traffic always has me scared when I go visit my friend in Alabama. I hate all the traffic!

Genesis said...

was there an accident or something? ssorry here in wheat country we never get traffic and every place we need to get to is only 5 minutes away. just typing that makes me miss my hawaiian life.....

sorry i dont watch castle.

inmytummy said...

Ugh, that traffic blows. I'm assuming there was an accident?

Have fun in Vegas! I've never been.