Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Big Easy IF Update

I survived 5 days in New Orleans without turning into too much of a pig. I was on par with the diet all but Sunday and Monday when I enjoyed Brunch at Commander's Palace (though in all fairness, my entree was an Angus Prime Ribeye with a poached egg), but the Strawberry shortcake with fresh cream and buttermilk biscuit was probably not on my LG menu - but who cares, I was at Commander's!

I also did not lift a single piece of iron during my entire trip - was hard to fit it in between work and awesome dinners with dad - piles of boiled crawfish, broiled and raw oysters, gumbo...the list goes on! How I managed to avoid all fried foods and jambalaya during my stay, I'll never know. I guess I'll just chalk it up to the fresh, in-season crawfish that were everywhere!

And, since I did not lift at all while away, I had to do something so I ran on the levy. I ran over the levy. I ran along the levy for miles and miles and I even ran up and down the levy for miles and miles - best workout ever.

As an added bonus, I came home with my dad's stomach bug so, even if I did indulge in one too many plates of red beans and rice, it's all gone by now. TMI? Sorry!

While I'm still far from being ripped, I'm happy with some shoulder development and the fact that my waist seems to be slimming - albeit at an excruciatingly slow pace. Oh, well. I haven't been strict with the diet in a couple of weeks, so it's time to get back to work! My legs are also filling nicely - I will post a pic of them as soon as I can get one in decent light.

Reminder - Feb 15, 2011 Pic


Anonymous said...

I'm rooting for you. Great progress so far.

I'm also on a quest to see my abs.

I'm IFing, lifting weights, eating lots of protein, watching my carbs and I'm moving in the right direction.

Hang in there.

Jamie said...

Your looking awesome, and your dedication blows my mind.

This article should help you continue on your journey :

Anonymous said...

You look fine already. Don't turn into that concentration camp survivor in the other pic.