After a breakfast of protein pancakes (which Chuck loved!) I went to the Y with my workout buddy. I did my walk through the free weight room. Getting a little more comfortable in there. I even picked up a weight! LOL
Warmed up for 5 minutes on the elliptical then hit the weight machines. Now I know that the machines are not the same as the free weights but I'm just more comfortable with them right now. They're Fitlinxx machines that remind me to go slow when I'm trying to speed things up and also tell me when I've gone high enough and low enough with the weights.
2 sets of 12 of each:
- seated chest press
- lat pulldown machine
- lateral raises
- squats on leg press machine
- seated leg curl machine
- seated leg extension machine
- ab machine
I never burn as many calories doing strength training. :(
After the workout I had a Chobani Pomegranate yogurt.
Took Chuck by the range on the way home for him to try out his new toy. There were two wild pigs on the shooting range!! No one was shooting at them, of course, but there were a bunch of men watching them in amazement. Definitely not something you see every day.
Lunch: Amy's Texas vegetarian patty with cheese, mustard and lettuce on a low carb tortilla; cantaloupe, 1/2 serving of Pirate Booty barbecue flavor After being all snooty yesterday about the Texas BBQ flavor primal strip, I was kind of hesitant about trying another veggie Texas-style product. LOL But let me just tell you now that those Amy Texas burgers are awesome! Love them and they are only 120 calories each. Yum!!!
I was trying to save a few calories for my big date with Chuck at The Melting Pot but Rachel had made some No Pudge brownies for me. What was I supposed to do when she brought me one? Not eat it?!
Snack: No Pudge Brownie (100 calories) Time for Dinner!!! I've never been to any place like this before. The lighting was low and romantic. There were red heart balloons everywhere. It was just wonderful.
The pictures were taken with a phone in low lighting. :(
First we had a mixed drink then they brought out the champagne cheese fondue with veggies, assorted bread cubes and apple chunks. I like the apples the best! Ah, cheesy goodness.
Then they brought out the salads. I had a strawberry fields salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Feta, almonds, strawberries. What's not to love?!
Then it was time for the meat dish. You choose which style of cooking you will prefer (we chose some sort of broth with cilantro and orange juice called mojo, I think). The meat is raw and you cook it at the table. It was actually quite fun! At first I was thinking, "I'm paying how much and you want me to cook it?!" But it was a lot of fun and the food was delicious. Along with the meat was a bowl of veggies for us to cook and 4 different sauces. SO good! (lobster, tuna, salmon, shrimp, teriyaki steak)
Along with all of this food we had a few drinks and I'm not talking about water. :)
Then for the piece de resistance: amaretto chocolate fondue flambeed at the table
It was served with the lovely assortment of treats you see here. Oh my. I could have licked that little fondue pot except it would have burned my tongue off. Then they brought out two glasses of champagne to toast the evening. How romantic!
We also got a goodie bag with a framed picture of us, chocolate fondue, mints, a gift certificate and a chocolate candle. It was a great evening (and VERY expensive!!) I've never spent that much on one meal ever! It's not something we would do often but it was a fun date and something we've never done before.
I used SparkPeople to estimate my calories. Someone had entered The Melting Pot's dinner for 2 so I used that calculation and counted my drinks as margaritas. Yikes!! I'm going to be a busy girl next week melting off the calories from the Melting Pot.
Calories Burned: 2171
Calorie Intake: approx. 3946 (LOL It's almost as comical as it is tragic)
Should take me about 2 days to work it off.