Thursday, January 05, 2012
I'm really trying to get used to this single mommy business. So I took advantage of something I get to do at work- work out! My boss said if I don't take a lunch (meaning 1hr ish) then I can work out at 3pm. I hardly take a lunch (the other day I did a quick trip to the commissary to grab some essentials), so that was good. Thank goodness I was planned in my mind to do it, cause by the time rolled around, I wasn't sure about it!
Today I did a 1000m swim workout in the morning (I got there later than anticipated), then at the end of the day I did 30Day Shred L3, and Yoga Meltdown L1. My coworker joined me for YM... poor guy. :D
Ate 90/10, for some reason today was hard. I really wanted some popcorn or something... so I tried to think, "what would conrad do?" Well, he'd have a chicken breast, but I didn't have that, but I did have thawed talapia...cooked it right up and started chowing down with some veggies... until hubby called and we skyped, and I forgot the rest of my dinner until after I started cleaning up for bed :/ Anyway, hit the goal, blue cheese on my salad today (1/8cp).
At the normal breakfast salad.
Didn't get my 8hrs of sleep, but that was expected. I was super tired this morning, as mentioned earlier thinking I'm fighting a sinus thing... so tonight I'm making extra effort to be in bed *early* but it kinda turned into "on time" :/
Got 89 min of cardio in today, and 84SP pts.
And, tonight I also cooked some bison pork sausage spaghetti sauce. I love the canned diced tomatoes with no salt added! They also have tomato sauce with no salt. AWESOME! Threw in some mushrooms, garlic, and onion. Tried a little with the talapia, can't wait to try some tomorrow over some zucchini & yellow squash!
Well, it's bedtime ya'll! Night night!
Thursday, January 05, 2012
As expected, yesterday was nuts, so I wasn't able to blog last night, because when I had to choose between blogging and sleep at 9:45pm I definitely chose sleep. Smart choice I think. ;)
The meat wasn't thawed enough for me to start the beef stew in the morning, so I knew I'd do it in the evening so it'd be ready for Thursday morning.
I'm fighting a cold, and with it comes sinus drainage and stuff, so I really wanted tea with honey to help... but I just had some warm lemon water to warm me up and help my throat. It did, but the coffee cup I used was gross...
Pool PT got cancelled because the water was too cold, so in the morning I did 30DS L3 and then did Yoga Meltdown L1. It was super nice cause all my coworkers were on their way down to Nashville to take a guy to the airport (deployment), so I didn't have to be nervous about doing in front of people.
Showered and headed back to work. Thinking that I might need to eat a small snack in the morning to tide me over... cause I wake up around 5:15am or so, and then I don't eat breakfast until around 9 (it's after working out and showering and stuff). SO... I'm thinking of eating a boiled egg, just to give me something.
Work was okay.. stil trying to get a feel for things, still trying to learn.
I had great intentions of leaving right after work to get the kid and stuff, but a coworker was really *really* stressed out, so I was listening to her, and then got to pray with her...and we both left aroud 4:45pm. Worth it, but by the time I got home, I had like 30 minutes before I had to turn around and leave to get to Bible study.
So I went ahead and started the beef stew...
And I forgot to eat dinner/bring something with me.
So I was STARVING all church service. Good thing I had my water to distract me, but seriously, EVERYTHING looked amazing. My kid's nature valley granola bar, McDs...
THANKFULLY the Lord gave me strength to sustain until I got home. Good ole AppleGate Sliced Turkey breast :D Oh, I had some olives, probably not the best... but I was feeling the need for salt.
-Met the 50SP points (not sure how many I got tho)
-Ate 90/10: Feta in salad, and a piece of colby jalapeno jack cheese with my wraps (still going strong on no sweets/dried fruits/juices!)
-I think I got 60min of working out... if not, it was really close, I did 30DS and YM.
-Meal funnel worked out-having a salad for breakfast is really helping
-Got about 7.5hrs of sleep, boo! Not getting enough sleep isn't helping me with this cold. But I'm sure eating Paleo is, I can't imagine how I'd feel if I wasn't eating well!)
I think that was all for my Wednesday. :D
Didn't get to sleep until around 9:45, man I can't wait for the weekend!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
I've taken the Wed Weigh in from my girl SALBATROSS... and since we're in a little competition together... figured it work out well. Although, she might have changed her weigh-in to Thursday.. so I dunno.
Starting Weight 25 Dec 11: 171lbs BMI: 29.3
Today's Weight 4 Jan 12: 164.6lbs BMI: 28.3
Her and I are competing a little with our weight loss--her goal is 150lbs by her bday in March, and mine is 140lbs by my bday in June. Now, she's taller than me, so to keep it fair, I think we should go by BMI (my goal BMI is 24).
Looks like 90/10 Paleo and Jillian Michaels are treating me well! ;) Here's hoping to keep up the momentum!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
I say the half-swing... because I don't feel like today was a "full-swing" kind of day.
Let me give you the run-down, today is the first day that I was acting as a real "single-parent." Pack my lunch, get ready for work, get the kid ready for daycare (or family child care since it's at someone's house), load everything up, swing by the ATM to get money, drop kid off at FCC, go to work. PT (physical training) was on your own, so I did 1.5mi timed practice PT test (21* weather tends to add a minute to my time!) then add .5mi of some drills: high knees, butt kickers, sprints. Head inside for a little cool-down, then 30DS on my laptop in a part of our "workout room." Stretch. Shower/Change. Back to work... Work was a little scrambled. Lunch-time, headed to the commissary to grab some essentials: kid toothbrush (he only had one, and that went to FCC with him), feta cheese, heck some blue cheese, frozen unsweetened berries, & spicy mustard. Back to work, 3.5more hours of randomness. Try to leave work, get stuck in conversation for 30 min with boss... finally head out the door, wasn't paying attention to GPS on first time from work to FCC, took a billion wrong turns (okay, maybe like two)...picked up kid, forgot to get receipt for payment, head home. Bring everything in... think about working out, skype with hubby. Realize I have nothing to cook for dinner. Eat 2 pieces of AppleGate Organic/Whatever turkey breast w/spicy mustard... prep food for tomorrow. Reckon I can do Yoga Meltdown...until kid gets psycho needy for attention/laptime/affection.. figure his bathtime and my sanity is more important that YM... give kid bath, ready for bed...and that brings me up to where I am now... Typing the blog while the kid leans over every 2min to give me a kiss. Cute, but thinking it's a little post-separation anxiety... no dad, and then no mom for most the day. :/ Poor guy.
So lessons learned- working mom needs to plan her meals accordingly. Gone are the days where I have nothing to do (like the week) and can cook all day or whenever. Seriously, by the time I got home, it was already 5:30 and to be decent, I need to be in bed by 9. By the time I realized what I could cook, I had nothing "ready" to cook (aka defrosted). There's some meat in the fridge for tomorrow... which brings a new challenge, mid-week service at 6:30pm meaning I won't be home til 8:30pm... :/
Anyway. Game plan: Hopefully in morning start some beef stew to cook from 6 to 5? O boi, guess that won't work... Well. Um... guess I can start the beef stew tomorrow night before bed, and it'll be ready when I wake up on Thursday. (shakes head) At least I know breakfast will always be a salad. And I've got the fixings for that to last all week!
-Probably got a little less than 8hrs of sleep, woke up at 1am to use the bathroom, then texted hubby... so yea, but it was the first time in a while I woke up without hitting the snooze button to wake up.
-Ate a salad, and minus the "turkey wraps" for dinner, I had veggies with every meal. Funny story, went to reheat a snack for the end of work so I would be starving when I got home, went back to my desk, drank some water, and forgot about the food until 30min later when I went to pack up to go home.
-Although I only got 51 minutes of working out in this morning, and maybe 3 minutes o yoga this evening, I still feel accomplished because I did two workouts.
-90/10 Paleo- Feta cheese. Yup!
-Made the 50SP thanks to a little extra 25pts on the bonus wheel :D (83pts)
-Met the meal funnel- big breakfast, medium lunch, small dinner. And even had some snacks today.
Time for sleep yo! This momma has gots to go!
Monday, January 02, 2012
Well, tomorrow is the first day that our son will go into a Family Child Care home... where he'll be surrounded by little girls, being taken care of by a stay at home mom. I'm nervous because it's the first day I have to be responsible for someone else in the morning... I gotta get the kid ready and in the car and dropped off in time for me to be at work by 7... and her menu from last week, had POPTARTS for breakfast on 12/30. WOAH right? Granted.. that really wasn't a normal day that she would have been open... but still. Today when I was trying to get Z's stuff ready, I was just so stressed out... all I wanted to do was RUN into the pantry and TEAR INTO my beloved kettle corn and PB M&Ms. Thankfully, I finally got rid of the peppermint bark my mother gave me for Christmas... but sorry guys... I'm holding onto that for Feb 2. Since technically I broke my no sweets thing yesterday. Even if it was inadvertently. If I hadn't seen the wrapper on the counter after I wrote the blog, I wouldn't have noticed! Anyway... the episode was a good revelation of how much I really am a stress eater! What an eye-opener! Praise God He gave me strength to not cave in... and I finally pushed play on 30DS and YM tonight.
The good... well breakfast was still a small portion (I kinda ate a lot, but it wasn't high in calories--kale/collard greens with egg muffins), but lunch was bigger than dinner, and that was good. For dinner, since I was craving those sweets... I went ahead and microwaved a half cup each of frozen sliced strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, added 1 tspn coconut oil, and 1 tblspn of cinnamon... OH MAN. It was like a fruit soup! So yummy!! :D (Frozen unsweetened berries are cheaper right now than the fresh deal). I'm thinking of going back to my "breakfast" salad... to help make sure I really do get my most calories then... The past couple days my "fats" have been above my goal, but it's the nuts/avocado/coconut oil... which although I need to not overdo it, I'm not freaking out about it.
So... didn't wake up as early as I wanted to, also didn't sleep as early as I wanted to (I realized playing with my phone distracted me, so none of that tonight!), I did get 8.5hrs of sleep... so that's good. Kept the 90/10 Paleo (gotta love that feta cheese on the salad!), and had fruit/veggies at every meal.
Somehow I'm still about 100cal short of my 1515 minimum... but I'm not really hungry... so not stressing about that.
**EDIT** Oh yes, and I currently have 69SPP... so I met that goal too. BAM. on a roll baby. ;)
Gotta get my meals ready for tomorrow! Night night ya'll...
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