Happy Monday! I hope you had an awesome weekend like I did… I ended up going out on the town Friday night and overdid it with both food and alcohol, so I opted to stay in on Saturday night and that was the best decision ever. I finally finished Lost, got to bed super early, and woke up before 9am yesterday without an alarm! I got all my grocery shopping done at Whole Foods and then went on an 4.5 mile super hilly run (the same route as last weekend), and was back in my apartment around 11am. It felt so good to get so much accomplished so early in the day! That left the rest of the day for hanging out with friends and ordering sushi for dinner as a reward for being so productive.
I also made a batch of Tempeh Chili Verde yesterday, which was my first time making or eating chili verde ever. It’s quite different from regular chili since it has no beans in it, but it is very tangy and flavorful and I really loved it! I followed the exact recipe on the Weight Watchers site (a win in itself for me since I never follow recipes!), and it made four generous 2 cup portions with just 7pts+ each, including sour cream and cheese for a garnish.
With three servings left to get me through the week plus the rest of my groceries, here’s what I came up with for a meal plan:
|Monday||Egg Whites, Cheese + Salsa on Sandwich Thin, Banana||Tempeh Chili Verde (Sunday leftovers)||Cottage Cheese w/Tangerines||Savory Oats w/Spinach, Cheese, and Egg (new fav!)|
|Tuesday||Pumpkin Oats w/Cottage Cheese||Veggie Wrap w/Hummus + Cheese, Popchips||Fage 0% Blueberry Acai||Amber’s Holiday Party|
|Wednesday||English Muffin w/PB + Banana||Tempeh Chili Verde||Cottage Cheese w/Apple||Eggs and Toast w/ Fruit|
|Thursday||Pumpkin Oats w/Cottage Cheese||Veggie Wrap w/Hummus + Cheese, Popchips||Apple w/Babybel Cheese Light||Tempeh Chili Verde post WW|
|Friday||Toasted Waffles w/PB + Banana||Work Holiday Party Luncheon||Fage 0% Mango Guanabana||Work Holiday Happy Hour|
- Sunday: 4.5 mile outdoor run (check!)
- Monday: 5:45 Club Strength Class/30 mins cardio
- Tuesday: Rest
- Wednesday: Body Pump/Cardio
- Thursday: Spin Class
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Body Pump/Cardio
Setting those goals last week REALLY helped me to stay on track. I ended up getting five workouts in (!!!) for the first time in weeks, and also made a conscious effort to get in my bed before 11pm each night. Last Wednesday, I even got in my bed and was asleep by 10pm! That is very unlike me, but my body really liked it. I also didn’t have a single drink Sunday through Thursday, and this was a big factor in staying on track with eating and exercising since I tend to not make the best decisions under the influence.
Since last week’s goals were so successful, I’m going to keep a very similar list for this week:
- Stick to 26-29 PointsPlus per day Monday through Friday.
- Limit drinking to 2 glasses of wine at Tuesday night’s party, and no drinking the other nights.
- Workout 3 times during the week Monday-Friday.
- Get at least one morning workout in this week.
- Drink at least 64 oz. of water while at my desk each day this week.
- Be in bed by 11pm the latest each night Monday through Thursday.