Monday, January 28, 2013
This week, I want to work on eating mindfully. I want to eat slowly and taste each bite instead of shoveling it in. Major problem of mine that I want to work on this week. I usually eat breakfast and lunch in front of my computer at work and dinner in front of the tv (yes, I just admitted that in "public"...) Definitely room for improvement!
In other news, today marks the beginning of week 2 of half marathon training.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will do 3 mile runs (Tuesday at pace) and on Saturday we will do a 5 mile run. 3 weeks until I get to the furthest distance I've ever run before!
I have stuck with my 10 minutes of daily exercise streak since December 30th! I'm definitely invested in it now, so I want to see how long I can keep the streak alive.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Last week, I was in San Antonio for work. I did at least 10 minutes of exercise while there and got 2 runs in (outside in shorts and a tank top!). I did eat Texas-sized portions for lunch and dinner. Lots of Tex-Mex and a few more drinks than I would have liked. This was my first time meeting the rest of the noise analysis community, so I did give in to peer-pressure and go out for lunch/dinner/drinks with people from other companies and the government side. All in all, not too bad (unless you check my tracker...). I'm up 1 pounds, so no major damage and I'm already back on track.
Also of note, I decided that I sometimes like raw tomatoes and sometime like mushrooms! I don't want just a piece of tomato, but will eat it on a forkful of lettuce. I also had some baked mushrooms in San Antonio that I liked if I had them with something else in the same bite. Progress nonetheless!
J and I decided on a half marathon training program to follow:
This one is simpler than other training programs I've seen and is most in line with our fitness level. We started today with our first long run (end of week 1). Yep, 11 weeks until the big day!
Meal Plan for the week:
Saturday: Honey Balsamic Chicken and Asiago Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli
*We've made the chicken before (it's awesome) and are using parmesan and montery jack in place of the asiago because I don't want to go the grocery store)
Sunday: Minestrone soup with a salad and tofu (J is working)
Monday: Chicken pesto bake with crispy baked mushrooms
Tuesday: Salads topped with grilled chicken or baked tofu
Wednesday: Honey mustard roasted chicken with carrots and potatoes
Thursday: baked potato, lima beans and tofu (J is working)
Friday: leftovers (J is working)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Exercise: 4 mile run today and do SP video
Wednesday: 30 min spark dvd (borrowing from mom)
Thursday: 3.25 or 6.5 mile run, sp video
Friday: sp video
I decided to just post my dinner plans since my breakfast and lunch plans are boring
(breakfast= eggs and oats and lunch=salad, lentil soup or leftovers in case anyone was wondering)
Salad with grilled chicken
Monday: Chicken and Kale Casserole
** We healthified this recipe, so each serving was about 400 calories (much less cheese in our version and added skim milk)
Tuesday: Chana Masala with Spiced Cauliflower and Potato
Wednesday: Pesto Stuffed Chicken,
Friday: leftovers or Panera (leaving to go camping)
Camping plan of attack:
Alcohol: I plan to bring a bottle of wine (Yes, I drink wine when I camp haha). I will not bring any vodka. I may also have a beer or 2, but I generally don't when it's cold. I will also bring seltzer water and limes to drink (non-alcoholic).
Food: I am such a planner. I am doing all of the main meal shopping for everyone (breakfast, lunch and dinner for 5 people) and everyone is paying 1/5. Less coolers etc since we are all squishing into 1 car.
Breakfasts: eggs, bacon and potatoes (oatmeal and yogurt for me).
Lunch: hotdogs and/or minestrone soup (I don't like hotdogs, but the boys do)
Dinner: , picking up food on the way Friday night (I'm packing a salad and yogurt), chicken pot pie for Saturday night.
Snacks: Hummus and carrots, cheese and tortilla for quesadillas, minestrone soup, apples, oranges
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Just wanted to let everyone know that my previous blog was full of LIES!
Friday: Ended up staying late at work and not going to the gym. I did do some videos though.
Saturday: ran at the gym and did machines.
Sunday: Freaking gorgeous weather and I was feeling the ramifications from last night and did not go for a run. Fail. I do plan to do some videos today though
And about the alcohol... I somehow talked myself into believing that since we never go to parties, that I should take full advantage of the one last night. I didn't have a drink until almost 11pm though (no small feat while watching 2 football games and going out to dinner with friends). And then I kept drinking ALL night. Or rather all morning. Until like 4am. I need to remember that just because I am at a college party and college kids drink a lot, I am not one of them. And I do not need to drink a lot.
Well, it was fun.
And I did manage to talk 2 of my friends into going camping next weekend. Yes, I know it's January, but we just got a new tent and temps are supposed to be high around 55 and low of 25, so not bad camping weather. I am really going to try to hold myself together while we're camping. Snack on healthy foods, ease up on the alcohol (or *gasp*, abstain!), get a good hike in and enjoy the weekend in the woods.
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