Weekend Reset: The Plan

Hey friends,

I’ve been slacking so hard on fitness, health, and life, I truly feel like I could just throw in the towel. I’m constantly disappointed in myself and am amazed by my powers of procrastination, they’re seriously dangerous.

Like a lot of people, I do my grocery shopping and prep on Sunday and get ready for the week to come. Well, I use that excuse always and once a Sunday comes and goes, I wait until the next Sunday to “start” my fitness journey.

An actual screenshot I have because this is actually how I feel:

Not today. I have a crazy next few days but I’m making a plan to stay healthy and jump straight into this thing.

Side note: There’s no gym or formal exercise here since I’ll basically be working 40-50 hours in the next few days and it’s not going to fit in the schedule but I’ll also be running around.

Day 1: Thursday, June 7th

Breakfast: Protein Smoothie

Lunch: Chipotle Chicken Salad with Mixed Greens

Dinner: Lean Protein and Veggies

Plan: Tomorrow I want to get as much done as possible so I’m not stressed this weekend. I have to return a few things to the post office, stop by my gym to renew my membership, and then I have my grad class.

Day 2: Friday, June 8th

Breakfast: 2 Egg Omelette with Spinach on a Low Carb Pita with Veggies

Lunch: Salad

Dinner: Lean Protein and Veggies

Plan: I’ve delayed cleaning my room in entirety for at least a month so I want to make a dent in that and prep for working throughout the weekend. I’d also like to write out my entire plan for the coming week and get some homework done.

Day 3: Saturday, June 9th

I will be working essentially from 7am to 6pm and to try and make the most of it, I’ll be trying to drink as much water as I can and take every opportunity to walk.

Breakfast: Egg Sandwich and Iced Coffee

Lunch: Something from the event (the goal is to eat something low carb, no cheese, and some veggies)

Dinner: Lean Protein and Veggies at home

Plan: I know I’m going to be exhausted after getting home so my only goals are to do a little more cleaning and do my laundry for the week.

Day 4: Sunday, June 10th

Breakfast: Eggs and Iced Coffee

Lunch: Same as Saturday

Dinner: Power Salad

Plan: I’m going to finish up any homework I may have for the week and prep my food for the week. I’m testing out eating 3 main meals instead of snacking and I’ll also be eating all uncooked foods so prep should be pretty simple.

Dear boyfriend if you’re reading this, force me to stick to this!! And send me a text tonight when I’m asleep to put a load of towels on and also to not forget to package up my return items!!

Next week we’re back in the gym!

xoxo,

Gossip Glav

Lobstah Benny: A Martha’s Vineyard Experience

Hello friends!

Today I got back from my first ever trip to Martha’s Vineyard. For 22 years of my life, I may or may not have thought MV was an island off of New York, like Long Island… it’s FINE GUYS. We’re not gonna talk about it.

Day 1: Drunk at Sea

On Friday night, four of my nearest and dearest and I packed ourselves into a car like sardines and headed for the ferry. We were armed with many adult beverages, MANY snacks, and an absurd amount of luggage. See for yourself:

One of my dear compadres works for a liquor brand and brought us some canned, sparkling wine to enjoy on the ferry and BOY was that a bad idea. We all got hammy off of one can but hey, you live and you learn.

We arrived at our luxurious Airbnb, had a family dinner, and then slept like babies.

Day 2: Scary Island

Day 2 hit us like a ton of fucking bricks without us even knowing it. We went to the beach and had a great time drinking, snacking, listening to music, and taking great instas (see below). What we also did was get OUTRAGEOUSLY burned. I mean just brutally roasted.

Evidence:

(young, naive me before I had realized what I had done)

We had a delightful dinner at Sharky’s Cantina (Oak Bluffs) – 10/10 would recommend – and cried ourselves into a slumber.

Day 3: The Breakfast to End All Breakfast

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I am a big breakfast guy, HUGE. WAKEY WAKEY, EGGS AND BACEY.

My MV translators (aka my friends who have been before) recommended we hit up The Black Dog for a classic breakfast. It was a loooong wait with a rude hostess but man, it was worth it.

Just take a peek:

I got the Lobster Benedict and it was hands down the best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had. Their hollandaise was so light and my lobster tasted like actual butter. Best part? It was only $14.25!! And look at all that claw meat!!

The rest of Sunday was spent shopping and reminiscing about my Benny. What a day.

Day 4: We Outta Here

Sadly, we had to leave Monday so we packed up and headed on a ferry home. It was a delightful trip with some of my favorite people. Go if you get the chance!!

P.S. A running theme throughout the whole weekend was the name game. Restaurant wait? Name game. Ferry line? Name game. It makes time fly by, trust me. To play, we usually pick a category (celebrities or our alma mater) and you start with a name: Tom Brady, and the next person has to come up with a name starting with the first letter of that last name: Ben Affleck. BUT if someone hits you with double initials: Abigail Adams, it goes back to the last person and starts going that way. An example (labeled by people):

1. Lenny Kravitz

2. Ken Jennings

3. Jen Anniston

4. Abigail Adams

3. Adam Lambert

2. Logan Lerman

3. Lionel Richie

It’s addicting – play it!

That’s all for now.

xoxo,

Gossip Glav