Helloooo!! Rather than apologize for my absence (minus my little pop in last week to share my US News + World Report Video), let me share some random updates about what’s been going on in my life lately.
After preaching about trying to break free from the power food has held over me all my life, I’ve started struggling again. The scale has been moving in the wrong direction (though I honestly haven’t weighed myself in a while and am going more by clothes/looking in the mirror) and I’ve been eating out way too much, not exercising enough, and not prioritizing my health. This has got to stop before it gets too out of hand.
I have a DietBet starting one week from today – here is the link. It’s a $25 buy in, and everyone who hits the 4% goal will split the pot. I’ve signed up and paid to play and am hoping the extra motivation ($$$) helps me stick with it! Who wants to join me?!
To help get myself back on track, I started this week with a meal plan for the first time in months, and it feels really good to be back in the kitchen. Here’s the plan:
|Monday||Toasted english muffin w/cottage cheese + an apple||Turkey Chili with cheese + sour cream (made on Sunday)||Crockpot salsa chicken (made Sunday) over a salad with spinach, tomatoes, corn, cheese, tortillas||Shredded wheat w/skim milk + a banana|
|Tuesday||Toasted English muffin w/peanut butter and banana||Turkey Chili with cheese + sour cream (made on Sunday)||Chicken tacos in corn tortillas with side salad||String Cheese + apple|
|Wednesday||Grapefruit with greek yogurt + shredded wheat||Salsa Chicken Tacos||Sesame Tofu (homemade) with brown rice + veggies||cottage cheese + banana|
|Thursday||Egg + veggie scramble with whole wheat toast||Turkey Chili with cheese + sour cream (made on Sunday)||Out for Restaurant Week||Green Smoothie|
|Friday||soft boiled eggs with english muffin||Leftover sesame tofu over greens||TBD||Shredded wheat w/skim milk|
Besides getting back to the kitchen, I also rejoined the gym this weekend and plan to get back into exercise and specifically the classes offered through my membership!
This week’s goals:
- Workout 3x+ this week
- Eat out only once this week
- Limit to 2 glasses of wine
- Drink 3+ glasses of water during the day
- Get in bed by 11pm every day.
I also found out recently that I got selected to speak for FitBloggin’ 14! I have been so busy that I totally forgot I even submitted a proposal, so it was a surprise to get the approval email! I’ll be leading a small group discussion called “Breaking Free: Life After Goal” to talk about moving into the world of maintenance, how it affects your blog writing and relationship with your readers, how your approach to writing/eating/etc changes. I’m really excited to talk about my own experience and help facilitate other people sharing their own!