Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Plan: My Goals 20101205


Ok, let’s get this party started!!!

My goals for this week, as always, are to keep my calories at 2000 per day.  This is very doable, I just have to start writing things down and make sure I get my veggies in.

On the exercise front my goals are to run today (I’m planning on doing an interval session) and do two of the insane workouts on Tuesday and Thursday.  MWF I’d like to start pumping some iron, with my measly 8 lb dumbbells; it’ll be a weight-training/yoga or pilates mash up.  I have a bunch of yoga and pilates shows that I’ve DVRd from FitTV so I have to get on that bandwagon and start doing them.

I’ve had my breakfast & coffee (white-chocolate creamer is THE BEST!) so now I’m off to get my running gear on before I start thinking up excuses of why I should stay in my jammies all day.  The sad thing is, I know I could SO talk myself into it :)

Many Blessings,


Saturday, December 4, 2010

I’m baaack!


Or atleast, I’m going to try to be back.  Life over at our casa has been k-crazy.

This morning I just felt like a complete failure on the nutrition and exercise front.  Richard’s been out of town for a week and my awesome Mom has been staying with us. I used that as an excuse to avoid working out for the entire week.  I’m that good at coming up with excuses not to workout.

I kept telling myself, well, I’ll just have to workout on the weekend when Richard gets back.  Fast forward to Saturday at 9 AM and I send Richard off to get some breakfast while I sip my coffee and decide to not go running and instead work out starting Monday next week.  Aren’t I good?

After my Jack in the Box croissantwhich and my biscotti, I went to change and just felt terrible about myself.  Terrible!  I haven’t been eating the best, sure I get my veggies in, but I also get that “tiny” cup of eggnog and that extra “little” pancake.  The office has this tradition of the “12 Fattenning Days Before Christmas” and I am following that plan to the T.

So, I have to stop.  I got into my running gear, took the dogs on a walk, got back and fed Brielle before lacing up my sneakers and heading out the door.  I ran 3.3 miles in 33 minutes and it felt GREAT!  My body was really craving that and I need to remember that every time I think of a reason not to work out!

Taking a cue from Julie at, I’m going to try to look at every meal as a blank slate – a way to nutritiously feed my body.  I erased the Jack in the Box debacle (a 400+ tiny little sandwich) and I made myself a spinach salad with an awesome cilantro dressing (I’ll post the recipe later).  I topped it with some peppers and white beans for protein.  It was mucho yummy and made me feel like I was more in control of it all.

Being more in control makes me feel so much better, and blogging about it keeps me on track so I will have to continue doing it.  For the next month or so, my goal is to post at least once a day.  I’ll try mainly to focus on the workouts but will include recipes if I find them shareable.

I will also set up a weekly workout goal and then review it every weekend to see how I can improve upon it.

I also have to remember to be kind to myself when Brielle has a rough night.  If I can’t workout cause she was up all night, to try to do some stretching, yoga or pilates in the evening.  Plus, make sure to eat extra healthy that day.

Just take the workouts one day at a time, and the meals one meal at a time :)

Many Blessings,


p.s. I’m looking forward to posting my first workout challenge for the following week.  Can’t wait :)