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:
frozen spinach cubes
nonfat vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
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!