Back on Track Tuesday

I really, really, really need to get back on track. Having my best friends in town this past weekend for an engagement party was VERY fun…

Lindsay, Me, Lianne (Bride-to-Be), Rachel, and Leah

It also made for several days full of heavy drinking and eating crap. I did manage to get to the gym before anyone else woke up on Saturday and bust out a 5k on the treadmill in 27:43 (8:55 pace!!!!) plus some push ups and ab work, but other than that the weekend was not so good in the healthy living department. I feel bloated, lethargic, and gross… and am ready to get back to it.

I had to work yesterday unfortunately (boo!), and though I really tried to get myself out of bed to run in the morning, that just didn’t happen. Rather than skipping my run all together, I brought everything with me to run home from work and did a 3.5 mile loop that ended with me at Whole Foods. I  finished the 3.5 miles in 32:19 or a 9:14 pace, which is FAST for me! Woohoo. Ending at Whole Foods meant that not only was I able to get my run in, but I also got myself some groceries so that I could actually start cooking again and get some fruit and veggies back into my life.

I also have quite a busy week outside of my day job, involving the following:

    • Tuesday: Lead Weight Watchers meeting AM (!!!)/Weight Watchers Training PM
    • Wednesday: Blogger Get Together after work
    • Thursday: Work Weight Watchers meeting after work
    • Friday: Friends coming in from Connecticut

Because of all that, I wanted to cook just a little and have it go a long way, so I’m basically only cooking twice and it should last me through the week. Here’s what I came up with for a menu plan:

Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday Cottage Cheese w/frozen mango Turkey Sandwich on Wheat, Pretzels, Banana, HUGE Brownie (…) Apple Tempeh Chili Verde (made 4 servings)
Tuesday Savory oats w/spinach + cheese Leftover Tempeh Chili Verde Greek Yogurt w/raspberries Egg Scramble in a Pita with Goat Cheese
Wednesday English Muffin w/PB + Banana Tempeh Chili Verde Babybel w/apple + carrots w/salsa Homemade Veggie Burgers
Thursday Savory oats w/spinach + cheese Leftover Veggie Burger over greens Cottage Cheese w/orange Tempeh Chili Verde
Friday Waffle Sandwich w/PB + Banana Leftover Veggie Burger over greens Babybel w/apple + carrots w/salsa TBD – Dinner with friends from CT!

And here is what I want to do workout wise so I can stay on track with half marathon training:

    • Monday: 3.5 mile run (check!)
    • Tuesday: rest (no time!)
    • Wednesday: Speedwork – 35 minute tempo run + strength training
    • Thursday: Rest or Cross Training
    • Friday: 7 mile run

Since I have friends coming into town again this coming weekend, my goal is to get my long run out of the way before work on Friday so that I don’t have to do it while they are visiting. We’ll see how that goes!

Because I really need to focus this week, here are my mini goals to get back on track:

    1. No drinking during the week. I had enough this weekend to last me at least through the week so this should not be a problem. At all.
    2. Drink 64 oz. of water each day at work (2 large bottles).
    3. Workout 2-3 times this week before work.
    4. Get in bed by 11pm every night this week.
    5. Stick to 26-29 PointsPlus per day through Friday.

What’s one mini goal you have for this week?



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13 Comments on Back on Track Tuesday

  1. Heather
    January 17, 2012 at 8:56 am (2 years ago)

    Good goals! My one mini goal was to workout this morning so I can get stuff done after work and make homemade minestrone soup. I am typing this from the stepper so I did it, yay!

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  2. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    January 17, 2012 at 9:01 am (2 years ago)

    I’m so with you- I am dying to get back on track. I was sick as a dog all weekend and visiting my in-laws in Florida, so there was a lot of eating, and absolutely no exercise. I haven’t worked out since Friday- or logged any WW points… I can not wait to feel well again and get back to a routine!
    Hey- I have 26 PP a day, but changed it to 28, due to the amount of exercise I (usually) do. How do you compensate for activity points? Do you use them in your daily allowance? I’ve never been good with figuring out the right balance…

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  3. Laurie
    January 17, 2012 at 9:25 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Beth — how do you make your savory oats with spinach and cheese. It sounds delicious- is it as simple as just mixing in those two ingredients into hot oatmeal, or do you add anything else? Thanks!

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    • Beth
      January 17, 2012 at 10:19 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Laurie! I’m actually doing an ode to savory oats later this week with the exact method I use… stay tuned!!

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  4. Liz
    January 17, 2012 at 10:27 am (2 years ago)

    My goal this week is to stay strong. I broke up with my fiance last night and I really want to stick to my guns this time.

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  5. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    January 17, 2012 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

    Excellent goals and I’m sure you’ll keep on track. You always feel better when you do!

    My mini goal is to make sure I get in my water this week. I’ve been HORRIBLE at this for the past 2 weeks with no real explanation and yesterday I was dehydrated big time. I was complaining about my lips being chapped without having gone outside and the Mr said “your lips are shriveled up!” I guess that’s what 2 sips of water all day gets you!

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  6. Tina @ Best Body Fitness
    January 17, 2012 at 11:37 am (2 years ago)

    I love how open you are sharing all this process. You are showing that it takes work but is possible and the realistic ways to make it happen. You’re awesome! Hope your leading went okay today!

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  7. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    January 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Can I just say I’m digging all the lacey dresses? It’s my favorite fashion trend right now… :p

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  8. Allison
    January 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m hoping to make it to the get together tomorrow! Finger crossed my meeting gets out early… If not, enjoy an ice cream for me :D

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  9. Jen@FoodFamilyFitness
    January 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Hope the meeting went well this morning! Have a great week :)

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  10. Ash Bear
    January 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Great job facing the music! I’m in a similar boat since my parents are coming to NYC this weekend! My goal is to do 8 miles Friday morning!

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  11. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic
    January 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Great goals! So exciting about leading your WW meeting. I so wish you lived near me so I could go to your meeting. I had a weekend getaway where I indulged a little (but still kept up with my workouts) and getting back after something like that is hard.

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  12. Hilary
    January 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Weekends really can wreak havoc on your diet, can’t they? I’m really trying to cut down on evening snacking this week!

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