First off I want to thank you guys – you ALL rock! When I woke up yesterday morning I was greeted by this:
A whopping 1000 of you have fanned my facebook fan page! Thank you! I am so honoured and shocked (again, thank you!)
(Now back to my post) Every day I text my hubby (who works from home! that lucky you-know-what), and I ask him:
He then replies:
I don’t know, what do you want?
Which then turns into some last-minute meal that either comes out of a box or a drive-thru window, Yuck! It’s no wonder my weight has crept up slowly on me since I returned to work…
So this week we’re starting week #1 of meal planning – tonight was what we call “snacky dinner” because all the leftovers can be used for my lunches: Raw carrots, broccoli, green beans, hummus, ham, cheese, and whole wheat mini pitas. Basically tonight was a “we don’t have time to cook, but want to eat healthy” kinda night. Dessert was strawberries.
For the rest of the week we’ve planned:
Tuesday: Pasta and Meat Sauce
Wednesday: Spanish Rice Wraps
Thursday: Chicken Caesar Salad
Friday: Fish night! Almond-crusted Salmon on Citrus baby Greens
Saturday: Make-your-own-pizza night
Sunday: Eat all the weekend leftovers night
YAY! Dinner plan complete – man! That was easy (I hope getting the kids to eat it will be as easy….). HA!
This past week wasn’t a great training week due to the injury (grrrr) and recovering from Ragnar (I really looked like the cat dragged me home for almost the whole week!). I’m really hoping that I can run my half marathon in three weeks from now, so I’ve trained/been maintaining my endurance on the elliptical, and studying for my Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) exam at the same time:
(Don’t you love killing two birds with one stone?)
I managed to get in 1 good spinning class, and 1 good elliptical workout in (and I danced a few jigs at my friend Chuck’s awesome birthday party).
And now for this week’s training plan…
Ahhhh how I wish this was as easy as the dinner plan. The ankle still hurts to walk, but I’m no longer limping (YAY!). Some days it hurts more than others, like on Friday when it hurt too much to walk to the gym near my work at lunch. Spinning class doesn’t hurt it, and neither does the elliptical. Just walking, particularly the power push-off phase of walking and the heel strike phase. Ice, rest, NSAIDs, KT-Tape, wearing my orthotics and stretching is really helping.
This week my training/study plan is:
Monday: 45 min on the elliptical while reading my CPPB exam prep guide
Tuesday: 30 min on the elliptical while reading my CPPB exam prep guide, followed by 15 min of core strengthening
Friday: 30 min on the elliptical while reading my CPPB exam prep guide, followed by 15 min of core strengthening
Sunday: 90 min on the elliptical while reading my CPPB exam prep guide, followed by 15 min of core strengthening
(No running? How will I ever survive!?)
This week I’ll also sneak in some extra study time whenever possible:
(I was supposed to be supervising)
And since I’m on such a chatty roll, I have two more things to share with you:
- On Thursday night I’ll be heading out to WalMart Canada with a $100 giftcard burning a hole in my pocket as they’ve challenged me to buy as much stuff as I can, and then I get to show you my awesome haul. The catch is that I have to pick a challenge theme, ie: how much healthy food can you get from WalMart with $100? or can you outfit a home gym with $100? or how many spring outfits can I get for either myself or the kids with $100? So maybe you can help me…
What challenge would you like to see me take on?
- I’m volunteering at Ragnar Niagara Ontario! I had so much fun a week ago (oh my, was that only a week ago?), that I decided to sign up as a volunteer!
Have a great week everyone!
– Do you meal plan? What’s on your plan for this week?
– Have you ever trained for an endurance running race without being able to run? How did you do it?
– Studying.. Have you ever studied for a major exam with wee ones at home? How did you balance studying, work and parenting?
– Do you volunteer at races?