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.
|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!