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April Goals: Week 2

April 14, 2013

Workout — April 13, 2013

Yesterday’s cross training class was pretty good — we didn’t use a whole lot of the new equipment but all in all a sweaty time was had by all.  We started off with a 7 minute AMRAP then hit the treadmills for a 3 minute run.  The rest of the hour was spent moving through a variety of strength stations with more of the 3 minute run in between.  It was a decent workout — as my legs and chest are happily reminding me.  And I liked that we got some cardio thrown in the mix for funsies.

What was interesting about yesterdays class was that, even though it wasn’t overly strenuous, Joe and I were struggling.  We came to the conclusion that the batter and grease-fest that was our dinner the night before was coming back to haunt us.  Not only did it seem that we were not able to perform to our best ability, there was a faint smell of fast food wafting from our pours.  Oh, it was a horrible reminder of how important it is to fuel my body with clean and healthy eats so that I can exercise at a level that I have come to expect.

The rest of yesterday was spent at home doing some tidying up (dare i say spring cleaning?), laundry, and some wedding planning.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy being at home even when I am doing chores.  I am very much a home body — not sure when that happened — so I always feel more relaxed and recharged for the coming week if I get to spend the weekend at home.

April Goals: Week 2 Recap

Here are the goals that I set for myself for the month of April and a little recap of how things went this week:

1) Try one new paleo-ish meal per week: Done and done!  Check mark!  Gold Star!   This weeks paleo-ish meal again came from the cook book Paleo Slow Cooking which I got for my birthday back in February.

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This weeks meal was Butternut Squash Lasagna and though it took a little getting used to, in form at least, it was absolutely delicious:

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This reminds me, I need to figure out what paleo-ish meal we are going to tackle this week…..hmm, got some thinking to do.

2) 5 days of healthy, conscious eating: This continues to be a struggle for me.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I did amazing!  And the best part is I could tell a difference — i was feeling better, sleeping better, and doing pretty well with my workouts.  Going into last week I knew that Friday was not going to be one of my “good days” (for lack of a better word). We knew we were going to have a friend over on that day and not only do these hang outs usually come with lots of cheese, wine, and other snacks, we were going to be cooking beer battered halibut which comes with lots of batter and grease.

It has been quite a long time – maybe over a year – since we have had this meal and I am pretty sure it is going to be a long time before we have it again.  Anyways, I knew Friday was not going to be a day I would mark on my calendar as 1 of the 5 so I was ok with the extra snacking that took place.

I had my head in the game for Saturday to be day 5 of 5 but somewhere around 2pm I was bombarded with the need to snack and that was all I needed to send me head first into the fridge.  Needless to say, Saturday was out.

So here we are. It is Sunday and this is my only chance to get my 5 for 5 — no pressure or anything.  I went fairly light this morning for breakfast (well, light for me) and had some PB toast and Greek yogurt.  Unfortunately by 10am I was hungry again so I snacked on a banana to hopefully hold me over until lunch.  Because we went to church today, lunch didn’t happen until after 1pm so by then I was ravenous which is dangerous territory for an over eater such as myself.  I did go a little overboard with the omelet, fresh fruit, rye toast, and a shared apple pancake that I had for lunch but I am certain that I can tighten the reins for the rest of the day and hopefully go to bed knowing that I am still in control.

3) No more lazy workouts: no problem here.  I am happy to report that when I was working out this week, I was giving it my all!

Speaking of working out, it is almost time for me to get my things together and head to the gym.  I have a 4 mile run planned and I am not going to let anything get in my way!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, peeps!

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