Another Boring Weekend

I feel like this is the third Monday in a row that I have come to report that there has been little to no activity over the weekend.  I’m not complaining, but I need to start fancying up my Saturdays and Sundays soon so I can have something to say besides “I did laundry.”

I did a lot of nothing because I started to slip into procrastination mode again. I have gained a lot since moving here and stepping outside of my comfort zone, but with an addictive mind comes the need for instant gratification in all areas of my life.  I have a hard time sitting and waiting for my work to come to fruition (i.e., money, fortune, fame), so even though I can see the pieces coming together, if I am not careful I will only look at the moment and see that there isn’t much to show for it.  I am not saying that there aren’t plenty of things to be grateful for; I am saying that my warped thinking doesn’t always see them.

BUT today is the start of a new week, so I am putting forth more effort and working harder towards goals. I know that everything will pay off in the end, so I will try and appreciate the journey rather than find dissatisfaction with not being at the end.

SO to recap my exciting and enthralling weekend:

Saturday I went to a 6 am class at CrossTown Fitness. Every month they host their Litmus class, which is a free class for fitness professionals and trainers. It is taught by another trainer in the city and this month happened to be taught by Paul from Sweat on State. It was a fun way to meet other trainers from around the city and catch up with friends!

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IMG_1195.JPGI had a meeting for some upcoming writing work I am going to be doing (yay!), and on the way home I found a used bookstore that I didn’t know about. I had to explore.

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IMG_1202.JPGSaturday night Neil and I went to Chipotle for dinner. I always get a bowl with all sorts of goodness, but Saturday I took it way back to my days of not being as mindful of my eating.  I would always get the same thing: barbacoa tacos with cheese and hot salsa.  It is the oiliest thing you will ever eat and needing to wash your hands is inevitable by the end, but I haven’t had them in years and they were glorious.

IMG_1203.JPGSince I had already drank a good amount of beefy oil, we went balls to the wall and stopped off at Eataly on the way home for some gelato and decaf espresso/cocoa/cream thing.

IMG_1206.JPGI got the Sweet Milk flavor because it seems to be my favorite genre of taste.  It did not disappoint.

IMG_1213.JPGSunday I was sucked into a vortex of reading for hours. I am about 2/3 through The Little Friend and I would read some, get sleepy, nap, wake, repeat. The only time I stopped was at the mention of lunch.  We went to Lyfe Kitchen and I got the antipasto salad.  Good, but I’m not used to dressing on my salads and forgot to ask for it on the side. A little oily for my taste, but since I had already been drinking it the night before, I went with the flow.

IMG_1207.JPGOn the way home we stopped at Glazed and Infused since there hasn’t been a donut inhaling recently. I had read about Donut Fest that morning on Twitter and cursed myself for not knowing about it.  I decided to go for a new flavor instead of the delicious apple fritter that I know and love, but I was sadly disappointed.  My being adventurous did not pay off and I dreamed of apple fritters during my book naps.

IMG_1209.JPGWe had planned on cooking dinner, but then went the completely opposite direction and ordered Giordano’s.  At least we stuck with the same theme throughout the weekend.

IMG_1211.JPGLast but not least, I saw this and thought it was precious.

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Questions:

  • Ice cream, frozen yogurt, or gelato?
  • Salads: dressing or no dressing?
  • What is one thing you do to make sure you are productive?
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13 Comments

  1. January 26, 2015 / 11:20 am

    Ice cream or gelato, for SURE! 😛 Looks like you had a nice, relaxing weekend 🙂 my weekends have been pretty un-eventful, too…I’m blaming it on the winter weather!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 27, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Im totally fine with uneventful weekends but I could do without the winter haha.

  2. January 26, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Gelato! I can totally relate to the first part of your post about having an addictive mind/personality and how that can be tough to manage during certain times in life. I have the same issues at times from past struggles. Sounds like you’ve got the right foot forward though.

    I also can relate to not having much to report, I have had a pretty uneventful life for the past few years, really. Gotta make your own fun, I suppose!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 27, 2015 / 1:20 pm

      Yes, but youll have all sorts of busy times coming up with your move!

  3. January 26, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    You say you have boring weekends, but I beg to differ–you know how to eat, milady. I was thinking about you when I was reading about donut fest 😀 Love the litmus class idea, but the 6 am class is a bit much for me, haha. I’ll go run 16 miles, thanks.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 27, 2015 / 1:21 pm

      Yeah you can have the cold outside and I will hide in my indoor workouts. Honestly if it wasnt taught by the owner of where I work, I definitely would have stayed under the covers.

  4. January 26, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    YUmmmm! Looks like some tasty eats this weekend!! And even on your boring weekend, you managed to get out and about more than I did! I feel like literally all I did all weekend was laundry haha.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      January 27, 2015 / 1:21 pm

      Thats all I did on Sunday for sure. The rest of it was just laid out on the couch like a slob. I dont even think I put real clothes on.

    • erinsinsidejob
      January 27, 2015 / 1:22 pm

      I love that too! I can’t handle multiple scoops of ice cream anymore (who am I??). Even that portion was almost too much because he kept cramming more and more in there haha.

  5. jamie
    December 9, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Seems like a great weekend to me! You have to checkout Iron & Oar sometime, it’s my new favorite obsession. http://ironandoar.com

    • erinsinsidejob
      December 9, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Ooh I’ll have to check it out!

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