Friday, May 3, 2013

Just Working On My Fitness

Today is an update on my fitness goals! Remember when I talked about them here and here? Well here's an update for you....

Fitness Goals

1- I'm a lazy ass B
2- I cook mostly fatty comfort foods since that it what Jeffry likes to eat
3- I love junk food snacks

And here is how I plan to work on those 3 things over the next 3 weeks:

Week 1- Be active 4 days a week, even if it is just taking walks with Ruby.
            - Each walk try and increase our speed until  I can jog bits
            - Try to add some strength training after each walk even if it is a short workout video.
                (Week 1 is over but I am for sure still working on not being so damn lazy)
Week 2- Use this book which I already own to make Jeffry's favorite foods healthier.
Week 3- Only buy healthy snacks this week so we don't have junk around

So this week we were working on healthy meals. Just like my walking goal didn't go so well last week, my food goal didn't go so well this week. Which is very interesting to me because this week I did so much better with walking!

I'm really happy with the walks we got in this week, and I did the Tone It Up Bikini Series workout for Tuesday too. I wish I had gotten in more of the Bikini Series but I definitely felt it for a few days! If you want to see what Tuesday's workout was you can check it out here!

Here is Ruby on our walk on the canal, and enjoying a refreshment back at the car!
I ended up only cooking dinner twice this week, but the dinners we had were more healthy than fried chicken and anything with gravy! I made a recipe that I found from Real Simple and changed it just a tad. It called for andouille sausage but we had some sweet Italian sausage in the freezer, and I used organic penne. I would have liked to use whole wheat, but I'm not sure if Jeffry would like it. There were a lot of veggies in the pasta so I felt pretty good about that. 

This week I also made Polynesian Chicken, a recipe I got from the Mama & Baby Love Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes eCookbook. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who uses their crockpot. You throw everything in a freezer bag, file it away, and then just dump it, frozen, into the crock pot! These are great for when you get home after a busy day and don't want to think about what to make. I think I had a promo code when I got it but even at full price it's only $9.99. The recipes are almost all grain, gluten and dairy free. 

This particular recipe we had with brown rice for extra fiber and protein, and its just chicken, onions, peppers and pineapple! I added the pineapple and onions, I don't think the recipe called for either. The first time I made it I added matchstick carrots and that was really good but we didn't have any this time. Really any veggies would be good in this, it would be great with pork, and I want to try adding peanuts or cashews next time too!

So I guess I do feel pretty good that the meals I did cook were healthy, I just didn't have a chance to cook much this week. Maybe like my walking this week, next week will be a huge success! To recap, my goal for next week is to health-ify my snack choices. (I might even have a healthy snack surprise to talk about!)

And speaking of surprises.......

I just signed up for my first 5k!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The race is in Syracuse in October. If anybody wants to sign up, you can use promo code LETSDYEFRIENDS for $5 off your registration fee!

I'm nervous but October is pretty far away and maybe this will be the motivation I need to get my booty in gear!

Anyway, I'm super glad it's Friday. I have a couple friends running Color Me Rad 5k tomorrow, and if I can get my butt out of bed we'll be cheering for them! Sunday, Ruby's training classes start! Jeffry is bummed because they're the same time as the Mountain Goat 10 miler, which he always runs. Bummer :(

BTW, what is with all this running going on?! :P

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could run. I just can't figure out the breathing!!!!!!!!! HELP!