HAPPY FRIDAY!!! We’ve finally reached the end of the week my friends. Anybody have any fun plans this weekend?
I am going to happy hour after work with some work friends. Then tomorrow, Mike and I got football tickets in my company’s box for the Gopher football game tomorrow morning. After that, it is going to be 100% relaxation. Whoohoo! 🙂
Since I will be unable to workout tomorrow morning (at least without having to wake up at an ungodly hour, which I won’t be doing) and having the strict ‘I NEED to relax’ guideline for the rest of the day, I sucked it up and went to the gym this morning.
I usually take it easy on Fridays and either don’t workout at all or do some form of yoga. Today however, I ran 7 miles in 70 minutes. A nice, slow and steady pace. Now I totally deserve my scone.
Last week when we went to get our scones they only had three left. Thank goodness we had gotten there just in time. I mean, what would I have done if they were out? Lol. And lucky enough, there were three of us wanting scones.
My friend Brian and I fought over who would get the cinnamon chip that was left, both our favorite flavor. The other two flavors were blueberry (kind of lame) and toffee (sounded too intense for an a.m. ‘meal’). I of course got the cinnamon chip. 😉 Thanks Brian!
Totally lame of me for getting the same kind over and over. Semi-boring for you too. So, I’ve told myself that if they have a new flavor that I haven’t tried this morning, I will get it. No ifs, ands or buts.
On the lunch front…
So I’ve decided that if I bring my breakfast and lunch Monday-Thursday, I will treat myself to a healthy lunch out on Friday’s. So while I didn’t necessarily fulfill those requirements this week, I am going to pretend that they start next week. Ok? Ok. 🙂
I have been having a serious Jimmy John’s craving this week. There is one in our building and every single morning when I walk in I smell the scent of fresh-baked bread. It kills me. Literally everyday. So I’ll crush my craving today!
It is up in the air as to what I will be getting. Many of their sandwiches nutritionals are pretty frightening. So it will more than likely be between the Turkey Tom and the Vegetarian.
While I won’t be getting the below sandwich, which I believe is the Vito, it sure looks rather tasty.
So while I was looking at nutritionals for the different sandwiches, the question of the day popped into my head. **FYI, I do NOT count calories. It just is interesting to me to see where different sandwiches at a major chain rank in terms of the value they provide to our bodies.
What is your thought on the new regulations that enforce the calories to be listed next to the corresponding menu item? There are many, many articles relating to this topic. But if you are unfamiliar with it, here is one article published in the NYT’s.
I could really see it either way.
On one end, it will bring a ‘sticker shock’ realization to many restaurant goers as to what they really are putting into their bodies. I believe a large portion of our country’s population really have no clue what proper nutrition is. What it would look like. And just how many calories they can consume in one restaurant meal. Hello, like a whole days worth!
On the other side though, I believe it sends a negative message out to young girls and boys, even adults, that calories are the end all be all. Which could encourage people to get so caught up in calorie counting and then spiral to behaviors unintended, for instance, eating disorders. We are already bombarded with unrealistic body types, workout regiments, and menus everywhere we look. Celebrities, Entertainment Tonight, gossip magazines, fitness magazines, all sources of, at times, negative energy.
While you may not agree with my two cents, that is just fine. It just one persons opinion. Please, feel free to share your own.
Happy Friday, y’all!