22 September 2011

i've gained 10lbs.

it might be a little more, or a little less, i don't own a scale and haven't since my college days. even back then it was a MISTAKE. so i guess i can't be 100% certain, but i can tell you that my running shorts are uncomfortably tight ... and they are made of spandex.  it's been a chore eating anything healthy for the past two and a half months because we've been mostly without a kitchen and apparently allergic to the grocery.  i've stopped by whole foods a few times on my way home from work, but i'm in such a hurry i grab a frozen pizza, lettuce and beer ... that lettuce sits untouched in our fridge to this day because it is jsut too much effort. and then there is the whole no exercising thing.  i run about 3 times a week (at most) despite the fact that i promise myself i will go daily, and as far as i can tell, i have to commute 40 minutes to the closest good yoga studio*.  

but, GUESS WHAT?!  our kitchen is fully functional!  and with the exception of changing out a few electrical outlets and building our island/bar/table combo we are nearly done with making it pretty.  so we are going to take a break on all of the eating out, seriously people it has been NUTS, and stop with the refined sugar, french fries and meat.  we might even go vegan for a spell to cleanse our poor and abused bodies.  but i think i need to have the walls painted and that island thingy built before i start getting serious about complicated recipes, which i feel we will need if going vegan.

but in this two and half months we have found some seriously good (and bad) places to eat in our neck of the woods.  i cannot tell you how lucky we are.  we are six blocks from the best pizza, gelato and coffee in the city, but those will be in a future post, a big one.  for now i'm off to walk frances, because the thought of running in my too tight shorts depresses me.

*does anyone in dc know of a good yoga studio in capitol hill?  something that is hard and will make my legs hurt for the first few weeks back, PLEASE?!?

picture of our first meal, at what has become my most favorite burger in the city, good stuff eatery, on our first night in dc.  i like it more than the shake shack, THAT is how good it is, mas on the other hand is a ray's hell burger type of guy.  how are we still married?


  1. I don't know if Bikram is your thing, but there's always http://www.bikramyogacapitolhill.com/ . Confession: I've never been, but Bikram studies seem to be pretty consistent AND LADY GAGA dropped in for a class a few weeks ago, so...

  2. YOU NEED BIKRAM YOGA!! It's amaaaazing....

  3. there is NO WAY you gained 10 lbs. either that or you hide it very very well.

    there's yoga down the street on king but i've never tried it.

  4. Honey, I feel you. Sometimes cooking is just waaaay too hard. On the upside, you have a house! And I'm sure you'll be back in the kitchen soon enough, once things have settled down.

  5. girl, i hear you. i gained close to 20 lbs. when we first moved to durham. i think it was a combo of being in a city that likes to eat and also not having an exercise routine down. these days i'm doing much better. i lost about 17 lbs. since june, and i'm still working on the last ten. meal planning. it helps.

  6. I'm like this every end-of-summer. I blame it on frenetic travel. And fatigue.

    Another sort-of plug for Bikram on H St... my guy bought a pass there ages ago and has yet to actually go there (see: frenetic travel), but he heard good things, hence that apparently overly optimistic purchase.

  7. YAY you're back! and YAY your kithcen is almost finished! But sad yay that your shorts are tight. Don't sweat it, you'll be back in tip top shape after that kitchen is fully functional!

  8. i have 7 more pounds to go to hit pre-baby weight, which wouldn't be *so* bad if it wasn't all around my *waistline*. :/

  9. and capitol hill bikram seems to be the winner. i've apparently been too busy to even attempt to go, but soon, very very soon.

    also, fyi, we still haven't cooked anything in our kitchen.

  10. good stuff is way better than shake shack! Glad I am not the only way that has realized this.

    If you want an alternative to bikram, i am a huge fan of yoga district. haven't been to this new h street studio, but i adore hannah and aqeel and they're a non-profit, which makes me feel good about giving them my money.