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!

13 Comments on Random Updates

  1. Sarah
    December 11, 2012 at 9:14 am (8 years ago)

    I got back on the healthy living bandwagon last week. It amazes me how much better I feel after just a few days of exercising and eating right!

    • Beth
      December 11, 2012 at 10:17 am (8 years ago)

      Awesome Sarah! Seriously – even just one day back on track feels SO GOOD.

  2. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    December 11, 2012 at 9:54 am (8 years ago)

    Awesome job, Beth!! Whenever I don’t feel like exercising, I just focus on WHY I love it in the first place- because it makes me feel so strong and happy!
    I’m so glad to see that you’re doing Bodypump!! Yay!! We’ll have to plan another hiking date in the near future. Billy Goat Trail!! (We might go New Year’s Day- we do a hike every year on that day because it’s never crowded!!)

    • Beth
      December 11, 2012 at 10:17 am (8 years ago)

      I’d love to hike again soon!!

      And, I think your method of being a PT/group instructor probably helps you stay on the exercise bandwagon too!

  3. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    December 11, 2012 at 10:08 am (8 years ago)

    Healthy living is rough this week. Baked goods have started showing up EVERYWHERE and a slight back injury has me shut out of the gym. WAAAAA.

    • Beth
      December 11, 2012 at 10:18 am (8 years ago)

      Uuuuuuugh holiday treats are everywhere!! We had a HUGE sheet of chocolate delivered yesterday with a mini hammer to break pieces off of it. It was so hard to resist!!

  4. Gwen
    December 11, 2012 at 10:11 am (8 years ago)

    Glad your conference went well! And good for you for getting back on track! Hip hip hooray!

    • Beth
      December 11, 2012 at 10:21 am (8 years ago)

      Thanks Gwen! It does feel good to be back!!!

  5. Deb
    December 12, 2012 at 12:27 am (8 years ago)

    I’ve made an effort to move more this week- and so far, its going pretty well.

    How do you make your savory oats? I always do mine with cinnamon and a little sugar- might be time to try something new!

  6. Roz@weightingfor50
    December 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Yay for the great conference, but getting back to a healthy routine when you got home. You truly are a walking inspiration!!! Have a great Wednesday Beth.

  7. Amanda
    December 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm (8 years ago)

    Pleeeeease do a weight vlog update.

  8. robin
    December 27, 2012 at 8:00 am (8 years ago)

    Where r u????????


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