I’m back from a quick jaunt to New York City. I am beyond Disney World tired. The crazypants in me worked out yesterday AM before my early flight and although I didn’t get in until 12:30AM, I was back in the gym this morning. Something about going to the gym is the only way I can start my day off right. This whole lack of sleep isn’t smart, trust me I’m aware. It’s making me super salty today, lookout peeps!
I would like to thank the fine makers of Starbucks for brewing me up a grande Red Eye, the first time I have a legitimately needed it.
Here’s a quick rundown of NYC by the numbers:
Hours in NYC: 11
Celebrity Sightings: 4 (2 on purpose, 2 by dumb luck)
People who looked famous: 1,592
Temperature: 90+, all the people in the city only makes it feel more hot
Cabs that made me nauseous: 2, I think all yellow cabs make me carsick. Not like a little, we’re talking full on saying a prayer I don’t have to hurl out the window.
The random celebrity sighting, Evan Lysacek from Dancing with the Stars, or his real claim to fame Olympic Gold! He was in town doing interviews with the morning shows. He was with other dancers, but I don’t watch, sorry!
Verdict: handsome in a pretty way. Tan. Glasses indoor, OK we will let that go. Outfit, damn if I could pull off skinny jeans like that I would. Nice Nike kicks though.
And T-Boz was on my flight home, I said hello but had no energy to get all excited. PS – she’s short.
I did get some reading in on the plane, courtesy of my Women’s Health Magazine subscription. I came across an article the timeless question,”Diet vs. Exercise.” At first I was like, look at picture, skim, and then I went back and read the article. Sometimes you need a bonk on the head to have your ah-ha moment. Women’s Health tested six important scenarios to see who was the winner. Excerpt from the article:
For a healthy lifestyle, is diet or exercise best? The winner: Diet
The reason: As research makes clear, trimming calories from your diet is the most direct route to a smaller dress size. “It’s much easier to cut 500 calories than to spend an hour in the gym burning 500 calories every day,” says Timothy Church, M.D., Ph.D., director of preventive medicine research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University. However, both diet and exercise are essential for keeping that weight off.
At first this answer seriously peeved me, it sounded like people should be lazy and only cut calories. I work out for more than weight management. But do you work out to maintain or see results? It is definitely a combination. I do think sometimes when you exercise you can let some things slide because you got in a hard workout. This is where listening to what your body wants makes an impact, a huge difference.
What are your thoughts on the diet vs. exercise debate?
Let’s see if I can attempt normalcy today.