What’s the best way to unwind on a Friday after a difficult week at work?

Dirty vodka martini.

dirty vodka martini

Lofton and her husband had a gig at a jazz bar in downtown Columbia last night…

Lofton singing

…so the fella and I went to enjoy some music and quality time on the squashy leather couches.



I look as tired as I feel.

I was really proud of myself this week – we had an INSANE week at work, but I still managed to go to the gym during my long lunch break on Wednesday (we have a 2-hour break on Wednesdays instead of the regular 1-hour break).  I was only able to do 20 minutes on the elliptical, but I wanted to prove to myself that I COULD make it to the gym, and a new one at that!  I tried out the branch of the Y closer to my office, and I felt so much better afterward that I’m going to try it again this week.  Maybe when it gets warmer, I’ll be able to go running on the roads around the office on my shorter lunch breaks, too. 

I don’t remember if I mentioned it, but I lost 3.5lbs at my first weigh-in after starting my new job two weeks ago, and this week, I lost 1.5.  I can tell that I’m slipping a little in my eating habits, but I’m still doing ok, so I’m not gonna complain yet!

I’m really ready to lose these last 30 pounds, especially thinking about warmer weather coming up.  I think as I develop more of a rhythm and routine at work, I’ll be more comfortable going outside of my comfort zone to exercise.  I’m already doing well eating-wise when I bring lunch to the office; it helps that I work for my weight loss physician and don’t want to stray too far from my plan!

Do you have enough time to exercise on your lunch break?  If you do, what routine do you use, and do you have an plans to help fit it in?