This weekend while downstate was getting walloped with snow, I had quietly escaped to Albany on Friday night. I know I didn’t miss the shoveling, or the antsy trapped feeling, but I did feel jealous of cozy snowed in nights that I seem to have completely missed out on this winter thus far.
Mister and I made the most of our No-Snow Days by taking the dogs to the Capitol Hills Golf Course on Saturday. For anyone that lives in the Albany area, this is an amazing place to walk (its kept really clear even when it snows).
This is a great way to get in some exercise, while the dogs run and play with other dogs passing through. Needless to say, they are always exhausted by the time we get home. This time, the cold combined with the long walk meant out two bulldog ladies were tuckered out well into Sunday night.
I texted Mister on Friday to insist he keep me accountable on my eating; I tend to treat weekends like a free for all in terms of treats and snacks. This basically undoes all the great meal planning, calorie counting, and workouts I log during the week. With our trip to Puerto Rico in a few weeks, and a bikini in my not so distant future, I can’t keep inhaling cheesecake at this rate!
So we loaded up on salads, with only the occasional popcorn, fruit, or veggies for snacks.WhereSaturday night, we did treat ourselves to a strip steak dinner (courtesy of a sale at the Fresh Market), with roasted asparagus and a twice baked potato for Mister.
I’ve been making a conscious effort to limit my meat consumption, but felt comfortable with making this my weekend indulgence (instead of a parade of chocolate). For dessert, Mister had requested the do-it-yourself fruit filled sponge cakes from the Fresh Market, so I obliged.
I sliced some strawberries and let them soak in a balsamic, sugar, pepper mixture for about 45 minutes. Then they were placed atop the little cake, topped with whipped cream, more berries, and a tiny bit of powdered sugar.
Yum. I promise I ate egg whites and veggies for just about every other meal. Balance baby.