Happy FAT Tuesday!

Well just when I thought my brain and my will had come to an agreement on eating and exercise in unison along came Fat Tuesday.  I had lunch with a business colleague and it was really one of those productive fun lunches!  I think a lot of good things will come out of it and we talked about how we were celebrating Fat Tuesday.  I said that I was going to celebrate by eating a super succulent spinach salad with blue berries, strawberries, goat cheese and chicken.  I know…it could have been more tame without the extras but it was serious amazing.  We talked about how funny it is that Fat Tuesday is tied to “deprivation” of Lent and the “indulgence” of Mardi Gras.  Either way it was a nice conversation to remember that Lent is a time to really focus inward and execute outward.

So last night I was starting my “roll” with a super fun and sweaty Zumba class.  Thankfully my daughter’s dance studio, Heart of America Dance Center, http://www.hadc.biz has added a fitness studio!  Praise the Lord!  I can literally workout every single time I take her to dance which is 4 days a week.  My balance and time issue solved in one fail swoop!  Plus Whitney is so proud of me when I do things like that.  She tells me the whole way home that I was the best one etc etc.  Cracks me up!  It was fun, the music was great and the sweat was welcomed.  Next up a cardio circuit and adult ballet.  I’m hoping all 3 combine to be a really amazing new schedule of movement to go with my healthy eating.

So my spinach salad wasn’t too bad and I was going to have a protein shake for dinner but the *OMG THIS ROCKS* spicey shrimp and garlic bread our friends cooked for us on Saturday was CALLING my name…and my husband’s name.  He’s been talking about it since Sunday morning when we talked about how amazing that dish was.  Well duh,  it is pretty much butter, cayenne, garlic an shrimp.  how do you mess that up?  So, I thought I’d throw caution to the wind and have this yummy dish in honor Fat Tuesday and my commitment to eat well and work out.  Besides we have a dance competition this weekend and lots of other madness so I’ll be eating bits here and there with no real meal for maybe a week…that at least makes me feel better 🙂

Shrimp, butter, cayenne, garlic and bay leaves...yummy!

We will be dipping artisan garlic bread with butter and parmesan in this spicy goodness.  Happy FATTY PANTY TUESDAY!




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