Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chapter 2 page 545–What does victory look like?

I just HAD to share this HUGE victory with you (after a little background info). . .

Tonight, I went to the Big City and did 2 group fitness classes:  a circuit class and Turbokick.  I did this with my bloggy bestie Kimberly and had a great time with her, of course!  Here are a couple of quick photos of the evening (enjoy!):


Top Left:  Pre-work out photo featuring the bondi band saying “Operation Shrink a Bootie”.  Top Right:  Post circuit class photo with Kimberly and I and our teacher Katie in the middle. 


Top left:  Kimberly using the 30  minutes between our classes wisely with a little spinning (sadly, I sat on the ground in front of her bike and well, took her photo).  Top Right:  a post Turbokick photo with our teacher, Charity, who is a local television celebrity.  How COOL is that?!?!

Without further adieu – what does victory look like? 

At 8:30 p.m. while driving home 40 minutes from the gym, I had an internal fight about what I was going to eat for dinner.  I was going to stop at Subway for a turkey sandwich, but that wasn’t thrilling me.  I’ve had a lot of them lately.  Then I turned my thoughts (and taste buds) to saying “screw it, I’ve earned it” a double cheeseburger from McDonalds.  Lord, it sounded sooo good!  The devil/angel debate was vicious the entire drive home.  NOTHING seemed to light my spark like the idea of a double cheeseburger UNTIL BAM I had a genius idea.   I stopped at McDonalds and asked if I could just get a grilled chicken breast (no bun, no sandwich – just the meat) – YES!  Guess how many calories are in a grilled chicken breast . . . only 90 calories!  What was my plan with this chicken breast? 

See for yourself . . . (no drooling)


Delicious!  Tasty!  Healthy (whole wheat wrap & 1 cup of mixed greens)!  I had 2 (I was hungry what can I say) – total calories for both –= 460 WOOT WOOT!!!! YES – this is what victory looks like!  Using a little creativity and making a post work out late dinner!!!! 


What was a recent victory you had?


  1. Awesome work!!! I love the reinvention of McDonald's food!

  2. Good for you!! That would have taken LOTS of willpower!

  3. Congratulations! I know this is big for you and I couldn't be more proud. It's those little decisions that add up for big change. You are amazing. HUGS, FRIEND!

    P.S. If you are super craving McDonald's, the new Happy Meals are a good choice. They come with a smaller fries and apples. A cheeseburger meal has just 420 calories. And you get a McDiet. Just saying.

  4. Great job! I love that frank's Sauce on just about everything!

  5. Love this victory - great thinking! My mom is a personal trainer and one of the fittest people I know, and she eats at McDonalds at least once a week. She gets breakfast with the plain egg sandwich on an English muffin. I used to be SHOCKED that she could eat at McDonalds and look good, but it's totally about the choices you make!

  6. Lisa, my dear-SO very WOWED by your choice!! you are amazing, keep up the great work!!

  7. You're a genius! I don't think I could have walked out of McD's without some fries, great job!!

  8. I LOVE buffalo chicken wraps! Soooo freaking good!! :P Great job on the workout lady!! You ROCK!

  9. That is seriously the smartest idea ever! LOVE! Sometimes I just don't have the energy to cook - what a great healthy use of fast food!