Monday, May 20, 2013

It's a new week!

After totally getting off track planning for and then going to Disney World as a chaperone to 61 8th graders, I'm back! I had totally thought I could fit in workouts and maybe even a run or two there...yeah, right! We were up and going by 7 (read 5:30 or so wakeup time) and didn't get back into our rooms until after the 11 curfew (meaning a bedtime of midnight at the very earliest). Most nights we got 4 or 5 hours of sleep and were on the go the entire feet hurt so bad on Day 3 that I had to tape them up and keep taking ibuprofen.

Last week I was pretty much in survival mode after getting home after 12:30 (thank you, delayed flight) Monday night and having to be back at school bright and early Tuesday morning. Then Saturday, I ran in a Run for a Reason 5K (very small, very local)...and it was awful. I had to walk! I haven't done that in forever...I blame it on the heat, humidity, and not running for almost 2 weeks (and the 7 pounds I've added "found"...yuck!).

And now, here we are. Two weeks to go until school is out (talk about survival mode)! Plus, we have ballgames 4 out of 5 nights this week. But I'm determined not to make choices like I'm just surviving.

My sister, Carrie, and my best friend, Chandra, and I are all working on ways to make healthier choices. We each have our own little tweaks to make it work for us. For me, that means I'm cutting out added sweets (but allowing for special occasions), making sure I drink enough water, and eating all my fruits/veggies each day (which is hard because I haven't been to the store since I've been back).

This week's meal plan:
B-oatmeal and fruit and an iced coffee (yes, I know it has sugar, but I'm allowing my coffee!)
L-lentil/chickpea soup, carrots, pears, green smoothie (didn't have it as my snack)
D-sandwiches after tball

B-oatmeal and a banana
L-pita pocket sandwich, fruit and veggies
D-salsa chicken after softball

B-egg with avocado and salsa, fruit
D-shrimp boil (in the crockpot) after softball

B-smoothie (from the freezer section)
L-pita pocket with tuna, fruit and veggies
D-grilled chicken with sweet potatoes/aspargus (or potatoes/green beans) after tball

Friday (No school!)
D-burgers (working on the house)

L-(working on the house)
D-grill out (working on the house)


  1. Great plan! I'm doing mine similar. Keeping the food as healthy/whole as possible. Cutting "sugary treats". I'm going with a reward system on a calendar: no sugary treats = a sticker for the day. I'm allowing one "treat" per week. So I should end with 6 stickers/week. I'm not sure what I want as a reward, so I'm going with cash: $10 for a successful week. Nothing for an unsuccessful one. I'm not sure if an "all or none" approach is a good idea, but it worked when I was first starting to run. I'll keep you posted. Today has been a success so far. ;)

  2. Can't wait to see how we all do! I'm going with no sugary treats for 30 days (at least that's the challenge). For every day I go without a treat, I earn $1. If I splurge (because birthday cakes happen), I don't get my dollar. If I do well for the 30 days, I should have enough to get a pedicure! Yesterday was my first day, and I got my dollar!!!

  3. We need some accountability system to check in with each other! :)