Sunday, February 03, 2013
January went well. I'm keeping with the goal of planning menus and shopping at the beginning of the week, though I see I need to plan to shop again for fruits and veggies at least once more during the week.
Not sure on other goals. By now some of the "goals" are more like scheduled activity. And yet -- and yet the habits are not quite ingrained yet. So maybe I will keep them.
1. Plan out healthy menu
2. Pack healthy lunches for me and kids
3. Eat salad or soup before dinner at least 4 days
4. Do Gorilla exercise every day
5. Do at least 30 minutes of cardio at least 4 days a week, including walk.
6. Get outside with the kids for at least 30 minutes at least twice.
I added that last as I notice that we're averaging only once a week for family activity outside (I do include the kids on some other exercise). One issue is that I am focused on getting my own exercise which just doesn't work well with the needs of four kids under 6 -- they just don't move fast enough for me to get a workout while supervising. But they're developing habits now and their habits are more important, I think, than my rigid adherence to a plan. So by the end of the day today I only got in one 15 minute burst of cardio, but we were all outside playing in the snow for an hour.
Sunday: Rice and beans with tofurkey Italian sausage (delicious! Looking forward to leftovers!)
Monday: leftover chicken soup and chicken fried rice with the soup chicken
Tuesday: Crustless spinach quiche. Maybe I'll also make a lasagna for my husband and kids ... at least in part so I'll have leftovers!
Wednesday: meatloaf muffins with string beans and carrots
Friday: vegetable soup and shepard's pie or ground beef/potato casserole