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Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Game Plan

It's the start of a new week, so I've decided to set up a few goals to keep me on track. If I don't write them down, I don't stick to them. Plus, you can help me stay accountable this way. :D

1. WATER! I've been slacking on this since I haven't been running. I'm still drinking water, but not nearly as much as I should.
2. TRACK FOOD! Again, I've been lazy about tracking every bite into MyFitnessPal. It's way too easy for me to cheat if I don't enter every bite, and I'm a numbers girl so need to the fancy breakdowns.
3. RUN! I'm going to try and start to get consistent with running again. I'm feeling great, so hopefully my hip issues are behind me. I'll still take it easy this week, particularly if my hip gives me ANY trouble, but I'm ready to get back to it!
4. GYM! I will take at least the two Ultimate Conditioning classes at the Y, on Tuesday and Thursday. I'm still feeling a little sore from Thursday's class, so I definitely need to get back to strength training since I haven't done anything in weeks.

That's it. Sticking to these few goals will definitely keep me on track this week. All 3 kids are sick today, so tomorrow will be tough since they'll likely be home from school. We'll see how they're feeling in the morning. I'd better not get sick too! Did I mention they've been home for FOUR days already? There was no school on Thursday or Friday last week. AND they don't have school Thursday or Friday this week either. Sigh.

I started setting myself up for success yesterday, though. I blended up 3 bags of spinach and froze it in silicone mini muffin pans for smoothies. I also peeled and cut a couple leftover bananas that nobody was going to eat because they were too ripe, and cooked chicken breasts and brown rice for meals. It helps me so much at lunch time to have cooked chicken and rice ready to go. All I have to do is warm it up, and throw a few veggies in or make a quick salad. Quick and easy!

This morning, I had my first green protein smoothie in quite awhile, and boy did my body rebel! "WTF are you doing putting this healthy shit in me?" it said, and I spent a good part of the morning in the bathroom "cleaning out my system." I better see a loss this week after that!


My smoothie was delicious, though! Here's what I threw in it:

ice
frozen spinach cubes
nonfat vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
mint extract
1 tblsp Ovaltine (to sweeten it and make it more chocolatey)
a wee bit of mini chocolate chips

The mint extract had a little spout instead of being a dropper thingy, so I accidentally put way more than the couple drops I'd planned, but it was still delicious.

What are your goals for this week, and what are some obstacles you'll face? Let's keep each other focused and on track!

9 comments:

  1. Looks like you got everything set for an amazing week!!

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  2. I always make mini goals for myself every week - it really helps! You can do it!

    -Brenna (my google won't let me sign in right now for some reason)

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  3. I need to get some food prepared like you do. Also I think setting those mini goals really help! I like to put in what I'm going to eat into MFP the night before and TRY to stick to it.
    For your spinach cubes do you just blend it up and put it in ice cube trays? Do you put water in?
    You are going to do awesome this week!

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    1. Annie, that's a good idea. I've never done a whole day ahead, but I've done the next meal or two and it really helps me stick with it since it's already in mfp.

      I add a little water with the spinach with the first batch to get it going in the blender. Once that's all blended and liquidy, I just keep adding spinach to it until I run out. I then pour it into silicone mini muffin pans that are sitting on a cookie sheet, and put the whole thing in the freezer. Once they're frozen, I pop them out and put them all in a freezer bag to store in the freezer. The silicone pans work best because it makes them easy to pop out when frozen. I like the mini muffin ones because they're easier to blend into smoothies later. I'm sure ice cube trays would work as well.

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  4. Making a plan or list is the way to go. I think I need to blend up a smoothie...

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  5. I'm so glad you posted this, I forget how much better I do when I plan out my workouts. I am going to do it right now. And your smoothie sounds delicious!

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  6. I planned my workouts this week too. My goal for the week though is to track my food. Posting tomorrow about not getting enough to actually make my working out pay off!! Your plan looks great!

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  7. You're right. Mini goals!! More water and try a new workout/class sounds good to me!

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