I’m calling this past weekend my Six Course Weekend. On Friday, courtesy of my father-in-law, my wife and enjoyed an amazing dinner at Bellagio’s Tuscany Kitchen. In this private kitchen, 12 of us watched as the head chef for Bellagio catering prepared 6 courses and paired each one with an appropriate wine. You can see my pics for 5 of the 6 food courses. I forgot to photograph the first one.
Amazing food, amazing experience, highly recommended, but my workout in the morning was screwed. I got home late with a tummy full of food and wine and just didn’t make it out of bed. To top it off, we had to be up for a wedding so if I had gotten up earlier I would have had to cut my long bike ride a little short.
I’m sharing this because it perfectly illustrates an all-to-common scenario we encounter in which our exercise plans get cast aside for more enjoyable activities. I love biking, but I also can’t resist a great meal and a fun evening. I wasn’t concerned about the quality or amount of food because the ingredients were of the best quality and currently I am not seeking to lose any weight. Just the opposite, in fact.
However, I really messed up on the planning. I should have stacked my longer workouts earlier in the week so that I could better enjoy the evening and have zero regrets about sleeping in on Saturday morning. It happens, lesson learned, but I have to remember to plan around late nights, special events, and any traveling.
Enjoy these pics!
Lobster Salad with Potato Ring and Heirloom Tomatoes