I am in New Orleans this week for a trade show and I am trying my hardest to stay on my plan, getting at least 2 workouts while I am here and finding a mix between trying the great local food and having nutritionally dense foods. It can really be a struggle! Eating out for 3 meals everyday, not drinking enough water, getting a really good workout in even though it is a less than stellar gym.
My goals for today:
Cardio and weights (done)
At least 80 ounces of water (20 down already)
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Head to bed at a decent hour, sleep has been challenging this week
Get my work and blog email down to manageable levels
Why the concern about staying on track? I have so much going on between now and the Holidays and I want to stay healthy! Making sure I am eating healthy, getting good workouts, sleeping more than 5 or 6 hours a night. If I stay on track I feel so much better. 2 months of craziness and I am doing my best to keep it all in balance.
As much as I love travel I am looking forward to getting back to a routine where I can cook, visit my regular gym, take some yoga classes and give kisses to the boyfriend and the dogs. I miss those faces when I am gone. Especially this one…
Just looking at his face makes me smile Can’t wait to see them all on Friday.
An invitation to come to the pre-opening party for the new Smashburger in Highland Park. Yes please! It was my first visit to the chain that focuses on cooked to order burgers with fresh buns and delicious shakes. The boyfriend and I headed out hungry and ready to eat, the timing was perfect.
We were able to select an entree, side, beverage for our dinner. My choice? A BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, minus the BBQ. I know, a bit weird, but I don’t like BBQ sauce. The burger was on an egg bun, with cheddar and bacon and topped with haystack onions. My side of choice? Rosemary sweet potato fries, crispy and salty goodness. As usual, I ate about half. I eat until I am satisfied and then stop, it works for me.
The boyfriend’s choice? The spicy baja with pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, spicy chipotle mayo and fresh jalapeños on a spicy chipotle bun. Inhaled in 2.2 seconds, I think that was the fastest I have EVER seen him eat. I asked him if it was good, I got a big nod and something murmured that I couldn’t understand because his mouth was full His side? Fried pickles. No surprise there since he can go through a Costco sized tub of pickles every week.
They were passing out samples of shakes, between the two of us we tried the butterfinger, nutterbutter, oreo and chocolate. I had a few sips of each and loved all of them. I am not a big ice cream or shake person but these were all pretty darn good, being made with Haagen Dazs doesn’t hurt either.
With a tagline of smash.sizzle.savor and fun decorations it is hard not to like Smashburger. In the mood for a quick dinner with some unique flavors? Give Smashburger a try, they do have chicken, veggie options and salads as well.