My Saturdays are pretty cool. And yesterday was right up there among the best of them.

6:30 a.m. Weight Watchers
Pam Woods, the best WW leader around, had some great things to say about positive self-talk and how expecting the outcome you want will produce the behavior you need to get there.

8:30 a.m. UTB CrossFit Workout
The weather was perfect, there were 70+ people there, and the workout felt like play! After the warmup, we stood in two concentric circles and four sets of med ball cleans, passing the ball to the person next to us after each rep. Fun! Then we got to the “real” workout:
4X 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off:

  • sprawls (I got my sprawls!)
  • push press with a PVC pipe
  • med ball slams
  • alternating lunges (More lunges! My butt is sore.)

Then we did one last round of 20 seconds of each exercise without any rest. Whew!

The workout ended with a big ol’ relay sprint from one of the field, up the hill to the wall, and back. Once I remembered I wasn’t in 4th grade gym class anymore, it was fun. And I was pretty solidly in the middle, which is a nice place to be. Yay, middleness!

11:00 a.m. Torchy’s Tacos
We met Mamie to get caught up on the latest neighborhood gossip and get our weekly intake of breakfast tacos. I replaced the Torchy’s flour tortillas with my own La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Tortillas in the Original Whole Wheat flavor.

The nutrition info is kickass — and each one is only one Zone carbohydrate block:

Calories: 50
Fat: 2g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Fiber: 7g
Protein: 5g

So… I got to feel like I was indulging in sinful breakfast tacos without completing torpedoing my healthy intentions.

After breakfast, Dave and I hit a little mood slump, and he came up with a great antidote. A walk!

We went back to the hike & bike trail and strolled from the south side of the Mopac bridge to Turtle Cove, then went to Deep Eddy for a dip in the pool. Sometime between diving to the bottom and lazing around in the shade of a big tree, I got it in my head that I wanted pizza. So this time I did indulge, and we tried Mangia Pizza for the first time.

The good news:

  • It was delicious.
  • The Greek salad was super fresh and loaded with feta protein-power.
  • The individual pizzas are nice and small.
  • The whole wheat crust is delicious.

The less-good news:

  • The white pizza was far too tasty to have a reasonable amount of olive oil in it.

But overall, it wasn’t a total nutritional train wreck, and I feel like I could easily go there for a salad and not feel deprived. Plus, it was lovely to wander up the street in our bathing suits and enjoy a lazy dinner like a “normal person.” It was a sweet reward for all the hard work I’ve been doing.

Today we’re doing the Bat Run 5k at 6:30, so it will probably be another slow-pace scorcher. Whatever. It’s summer playtime!

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