Month: December 2012

Random Updates

Hi! Life has been a whirlwind lately, but it’s been mostly good things! Here are a few random updates for you from the last week or so:

1.) I was in Houston all of last week for a conference and just got back on Saturday. It was my first conference with the new job, and it was AWESOME. I had such a fun time getting to see it all come to life, bonding with coworkers, and getting to know the members of my organization. It was such a good experience!

2.) Healthy living wise, I made sure to eat healthy breakfasts every day, stay very hydrated, and walked A LOT, earning Activity Points every day (according to my ActiveLink) even though I only worked out one time while I was there in the gym.

3.) Unhealthy living wise, I ate a LOT of candy, and overdid it at many lunches and dinners. I tried to take it one day and one meal at a time, but I just found myself surrounded by temptations everywhere I turned and I found myself giving in more than I wanted to.

4.) I did snap right out of it when I got back on Saturday, and have been fully back on track since. I made myself go out for a 4 mile run on Sunday (which I worked for every step of!) and also worked out after work last night. I had to force myself to do both, but felt like a million bucks afterwards! With 4 workouts total from last week (one before I left, one while in Houston, and two since being back) I managed to earn 57 Activity Points last week!

5.) I also went grocery shopping on Sunday afternoon, did some food prep, and made a meal plan for the first time in a while! In terms of prep, I made a batch of plain oatmeal, as well as a big pot of veggie chili to serve as breakfast and lunch staples throughout the week.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Snacks
Monday Savory Oats w/Spinach + Cottage Cheese Veggie Chili w/Cheese + carrots w/salsa Baked Chicken w/sweet potatoes Greek Yogurt, Grapes, Banana
Tuesday English Muffin w/Cheese + Egg Whites Baked chicken w/sweet potatoes over greens Out for happy hour Cottage Cheese, grapes, orange
Wednesday Oats w/Pumpkin + Cottage Cheese Veggie Chili w/Cheese Soft boiled eggs w/English muffin String Cheese, Banana, Carrots
Thursday Toast + Omelet w/cheese + veggies Out for business lunch Veggie Chili over a baked potato Greek yogurt
Friday Savory Oats Spinach salad w/chicken, craisins, blue cheese + walnuts TBD Grapes w/cottage cheese + banana

6.) This week and next week are my last two weeks before training begins for my sixth half marathon in March! Here’s what my goal is for workouts for the week:

    • Sunday – 4 mile run (check!)
    • Monday – 30 min tempo run + weights (check!)
    • Tuesday – rest
    • Wednesday – Body Pump + cross
    • Thursday – 4 mile run
    • Friday – rest
    • Saturday – 5-6 mile run

7.) I feel like I have been traveling SO MUCH lately, and I won’t be heading back out of town until the week of Christmas. I’m looking forward to staying put for a little while!

8.) I promise to be back with a video update THIS WEEK. No excuses!

Give me one random update about how healthy living is going for you lately!