Instance #1: I work as early as 5:45 AM some days, and I usually work until 10 or 11 AM. This means that I am gone and back from half of my work day before some of the people I live around even wake up. A lot of them will see me get home or see my car at home once I am there and just assume I'm chilling at home all day.
Instance #2: I LOVE Elevate, the gym that I work at, and sometimes if I have a break between clients I will workout there. However, as I have expressed before, most the time I go to the Gold by my house on my way home. I know it's weird. I work at a gym, and I pay for a gym pass, BUT it is somewhat therapeutic to me to go somewhere other than work. You get that, right? Well the same crowd of people tend to always be there at the same time as me...around 10-11, and I'm pretty sure they think I just rolled out of bed and finally made it to the gym.
Instance #3: I go back to work in the afternoon usually around 4, and so in the middle of the day my car will be home. I am also a freelance writer on the side, and so when I am at home in the day I do my writing. Those who live around me will often come stop by because they see my car and I'll be in the kitchen working on my computer...I'm fairly certain they think I'm just facebooking.
Instance #4: People see me in gym clothes always...which unless they actually know what I do they often equates to...oh there is the girl who never gets dressed. So lazy that girl.
So, what many individuals see is....
Megan rolling out of bed at 10 or 11 to get to the gym and then she sits home and Facebooks in her sweats. Ummm, I wish? ;) (Not really, but maybe the rolling out of bed at 10?)
When in reality...it's more like
Roll out of bed at 5.
Train until 10 or 11.
Write, write, write until 4.
Back to work...
I guess sometimes what we see can be deceiving, no?
(This is Colston...he doesn't like to be deceived!)Sometimes the foods we think are, "healthy" at restaurants can be just as deceiving...
Eating out and making healthy choices can be tricky...
Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad
93 grams of fat
Blimpie Veggie Supreme (12”)
56 grams of fat (33 grams saturated fat)
2,831 mg. Sodium
Quiznos Chicken Caesar Flatbread Salad
69 grams fat
2,120 mg sodium
’s Seared Sea Scallops Salad
91 g fat (25 g saturated)
2,860 mg sodium
Cheesecake Factory French Toast with Bacon2,494 calories
71 g saturated fat
3,542 mg sodium
182 g carbohydrates
Cheesecake Factory Grilled Chicken and Avocado Club
28 g saturated fat
2,309 mg sodium
85 g carbs
Cheesecake Factory Grilled Kid's Meal Pasta with Alfredo Sauce1,803 calories
86 g saturated fat
876 mg sodium
70 g carbohydrates
Chili's Quesadilla Explosion Salad
89 grams fat
2,710 mg sodium
Cafe Rio Pork Salad
CPK Full Waldorf Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
25 grams of saturated fat
2,082 milligrams of sodium.
T.G.I. Fridays Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad
T.G.I. Friday’s NY Strip & Shrimp
Quizno’s Tuna Melt (large)
175 grams of fat (31 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats)
2,190 mg. sodium
IHOP Colorado Omelette 1,890 calories
47 g saturated fat
4,200 mg sodium
130 g carbohydrates
P.F. Changs Crispy Honey Shrimp
70 g fat (10 g saturated)
1,815 mg sodium
290 g carbs
Kinda Scary? YES.
Just some food for thought...
If only every restaurant posted their nutrition facts on the menu like Panera does...
Click HERE for some help with your salad choices.Are any of these nutrition facts surprising to you?