What a week this has been! Tragedy struck our family in the passing of my beloved grandmother on Monday night and this week has been a whirlwind of emotions. Some moments I am good to go and other moments, not so much. With that said, eating well has been such a challenge. There is absolutely nothing in the world that brings instant joy other than a fresh out of the oven brownie with vanilla ice cream! Oh my! I did manage to eat healthy the greater part of the week and have gotten in 4 solid, sweat-inducing workouts that no doubt undid the bad things I partook in this week.
One of my goals this week was to down water like a fish which I did! For some odd reason, people LOVE to bring sodas to family gatherings! Can I at least get some lemonade? Maybe some unsweet tea? ok…that’s a stretch? How about just endless amounts of bottled water? That would be good! I’ve been really thirsty because of the allergens in the air messing with me but this is one goal that I mastered.
Another of my goals was to work out 4 times this week which as of today I made it! Yippee! Saturday nights at the gym are the best because literally no one is there. I assume everyone is out on dates (sans kids of course), at the club (perhaps working on a significant other to make said kids), or they are pooped for the week. In any case I understand and use the empty gym as my time to explore the most intimidating of machines without looking like a complete idiot!
I failed miserably at the eating out thing. I cooked all breakfasts and lunches at home with the exception of 1 lunch and all dinners with the exception of 2. With the running around this week it was simply impossible to cook dinner everyday. I will say, that in this house, we have met our quota of Chickfila for the next 7 days, although they literally have the best options when eating out.
So it’s a new week starting tomorrow and my goals will pretty much remain the same:
- Increase water intake by 15-20 ounces daily (right now I am averaging about 70 ounces or so)
- Decrease eating out to 2 lunches or dinners this week
- Continue with cardio work, increasing reps on weight machines.
And on that note…..it’s time for the kiddo to prepare for bed! We’ve got a long day ahead of us tomorrow!