Looking Forward to Week Three
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Here's the plan for the coming week:
I haven't been very good about drinking two shakes a day. I'm finding that, as much as I love them, sometimes I just really want to chew my food! LOL! I also think that when I get out of the habit (due to being away from home and my blender all weekend) I forget how much I really do like them. I've had all of mine blended with ice, but this week I'm going to buy one of those blender ball cups (with a lid and little wire ball inside and you shake them up to mix) and try to have my shakes that way. If I like it, there will be no excuse for not taking shakes with me even when we're on the go. If I don't, then I just need to be vigilant in making the right choices so I stay within my calorie range. One thing I'd like to do better this week is menu planning. I am terrible with this. Even when I make one, I alter it almost daily. It's a waste of time and money to not follow through. It's hard with my lactose intolerance and Lex's vegetarianism though. In the past 18 months, I've gone from someone who loved cooking to someone who totally dreads it and hates everything about it because of the dietary restrictions. Gotta work on getting that enthusiasm for it back though.
Did pretty well with the increase to 8 cups per day. I'm going to keep it at that for another week and see how it goes. I don't want to pile too much on too early.
This is a struggle for me...I'm just so damn lazy! LOL! I don't know when this started. I used to be very active and involved in rec volleyball, enjoyed taking long walks, and even tried training for a 5k a few times. I say tried because I've ALWAYS hated running, but every now and then I would get inspired to do it anyway, thinking maybe I'd change my mind. Nah, never happened. Even though I usually felt good after a run (once I could breathe again thanks to my asthma), I never got to a point where I looked forward to it or craved it. So, I'm going to continue on for a second week of 20 minutes per day. I feel bad for my Spirited Underdogs team on the Fall 5% Challenge because I'm not really contributing much here, but I know if I push too hard too fast I'll just quit (are you sensing a pattern here? I'm a too much too soon kinda' person so I'm trying to get in front of that train wreck right away!).
With our crazy schedule, I only managed to get to Planet Beach once last week. :( I'm shooting for 3 times this week, but it's not going to be my goal because I have a ton of homework and I don't know if I'll be able to carve out enough time. My goal this week will be to go to bed a half hour early each night so that I can spend some time reading. I started "Making Magic" which is a book about the leadership strategies developed and used at Disney. I know, sounds super boring, but I'm working on developing a leadership program for our older campers so I'm a bit obsessed with that kind of stuff right now.
Alright, so that's my plan. Here's to a wonderful week!!