Classic. This always happens. You plan on having one cheat meal a week but then events pile up. I woke up this morning to a message on Facebook and I was invited to a dinner. Of course, I could have said no but I didn’t. Here is why: Just because you are going out for dinner does not mean that you need to have the most fattening lasagne dish ever. You can just as well have a steak without any sides and substitute your Pina Colada with, say, plain water. I wouldn’t normally do that. If I go out, I eat normally. But I already ate “normally” once this week and I can’t really afford another “normal” meal, not if I want to see a good number on my weight scale on Monday.
Since I woke up to this message on Facebook, I figured, I will have the one meal today and nothing else. At the restaurant, I ordered a steak, no sides and no sauce. The steak came with a mushroom and peppercorn sauce which I did not touch. And I had water. I know, I know, not the greatest combination but you have to do what you have to do. I’ve had enough amazing meals over the last year and a half. It’s now time to make some sacrifice.
Also I had dessert. HALF a dessert to be precise! It was a Belgian chocolate soufflé with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I had half and left the other half.
As I talked about in my previous post, unless you are past 36 hours of fasting, going to the gym should not be a problem. In fact, I took the game up one notch today. I did 15 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 7.7 and 15 minutes HIIT at speeds 9.0-10.0 (sprinting speed) and speed 5.7 (walking speed).