Friday, May 28, 2010

The Times They are a Changin’

TGIF

So it’s been a while since I last posted. I’d like to say I’ve been too busy but my eats lately haven’t been very exciting and I’ve been spending some quality time with the hubby.

I’m going to give some highlights of my eats over the past few days and then go over my new exercise goals.

Tuesday evening Matt and I grabbed a pizza. I got ham and pineapple on mine. I love pineapple on my pizza. Wednesday I wasn’t feeling like much so I made some oats and a protein green smoothie.

Oats:

  • 1/3 cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of UVAB
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of flaxmeal
May 001

In the bowl:

May 003

Toppings:

  • 1/2 banana
  • blueberries
May 004

I promise there are oats under there.

Coconut Banana Protein Green Monster

In the blender:

  • 2 handfuls of organic spinach
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 tbsp of coconut
  • 1/2 cup of UVAB
  • 1/2 coconut milk
  • 1 scoop of Lean Whey
  • ice

May 002

So bright, fresh and green!

May 005

While at the grocery store Matt and I picked up a box of Skinny Cow ice-cream sandwiches. Only 130 calories and they taste just like the ones you use to have when we were kids. So good.

May 008

Last night was a healthy version of tacos.

Tacos were made from extra lean ground turkey.

Tacos Seasoning:

  • 2 tsp of onion salt
  • 1 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin

This seasoning was awesome. Not too spicy but just spicy enough.

Topped with mozza, organic spinach, red pepper and yellow peppers on a whole wheat wrap.

I had two!

May 028

Today when I got home from work I had a bowl of organic carrots.

May 029

With some roasted garlic hummus.

May 030

Dinner tonight was subway – 6 inch turkey on cheesy bread.

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So last night Matt and I sat down to have a serious discussion about our workout/exercise goals. Lately we haven’t been very good with getting to the gym and I think I figured out the problem(s).

We have two.

First: we are over planning – making crazy workout schedules (working out at least 2 times a day) that are unrealistic with our current schedules. We are setting ourselves up for failure and so when we are not able to accomplish them we feel frustrated and disappointed and just stop going to the gym all together.

Second: we keep making goals like – lets run a 5 km this time or run a 10 km at this point. This one is especially not good for me. I get very stressed over running outside. I love to run on the treadmill inside but I just haven’t figured out the outside running thing yet and whenever I start thinking about it I get stressed and think of any excuse not to go.

So here's our new plan. Go to the gym – 5-6 times a week. Three days of cardio, three days a weight training.

Simple. Affective. Realistic.

We are going to focus on just getting back to enjoying working out again. I already feel less stressed and more excited about going back to the gym.

This morning at 5:30 am was our first day back. Our goal is to do weight training Monday, Wednesday, Friday and cardio Tuesday, Thursday and one day of the weekend.

Today was a weight session. I started with a 5 min warm-up on the treadmill then hit the weigh room.

Since next week is our first full week back and I have a plan for the start of next week I just decided to do one more day of Winter Shape Up Week 3 with a few added exercises. My weight session looked like this:

Plie and Bicep Curls

16lbs

12 reps

Bend-Over Row with Kickback

16lbs

12 reps

Ballerina Plie

15lbs

12 reps

Chest Fly and Reverse Crunch

16lbs

12 reps

Lunge and Lateral Raise

10lbs

8 reps per side

Oblique Crunch with Dumbell

12lbs

12 reps

Swimming Back Extension

 

15 reps

Plank

 

30 secs

Push-ups

 

6 reps

Weighted Crunch

12 lbs

12 reps

 
It was a great workout and I’m glad to get back. I have a cardio session planned for tomorrow afternoon so I’ll let you all know how that goes to.
 
I now have the house to myself so I’m going to catch up on Glee (I’m a few weeks behind and can’t wait for the Lady Gaga episode) and do some blog reading and maybe watch a girlie movie. As you can tell I have big plans.
 
Night all!
 
~ Katie :)

1 comment:

Healthy Lynn said...

I totally get what you mean about over planning and then having it feel unattainable. I've really had to step back lately and just simplify everything and it's made a huge difference in my focus and what I've been able to accomplish.

Hope you have a great weekend chickie!