OK ” yeah it’s Tuesday, which means I ‘m a bit late in planning out this week’s fitness. Sorry! I gotta admit that I do this weekly post more for me as it keeps me motivated (hence why I call it Motivation
Monday Tuesday) and it makes me think about my plan and how it progresses me towards my goals ( Half Marathon on October 19th, and an Olympic Distance Triathlon next summer).
This past week my fitness was either hit or miss. If I worked out, I put my all into it. And then there were other days were I completely missed my planned workout. Like on Tuesday when I was too busy to take a lunch, and Thursday when I had to work through my lunch to make up time from being late earlier in the week. Ahhhhh the life of a working mom!
I just love when my kids make me late for work … Said no mom ever!
Here’s my workout summary from last week:
Monday: Lunch Spinning class
Saturday: Raining, so I rode for 40 min on my indoor trainer
Sunday: 16k ” Time: 1:40:22 Avg Pace: 6:07/km
You would be very proud of me! I planned out ALL of our meals this week AND went grocery shopping for the food items to make those meals on Sunday night ” that’s two weeks in a row! I ‘m hoping that I can turn this into a habit because other than the stress of trying to find the TIME to buy the groceries, my evening drive home is much less stressful because I ‘m not worried about WTF to feed my family. (I shared a typical day in my life last week in case you’re interested).
Now that I ‘m paying attention to portion sizes, calories, and overall nutrition, I gotta say that it really sucks to be short. Sure ” good things come in small packages, but that also means I don’t burn as many calories as the tall people when I work out, nor at rest, which also means I don’t get to eat as much ” boo! This is totally teaching me to be smarter about what I eat:
(Don’t you just love fall apples?)
This week the meals I planned are moderately healthy, so I will be taking a smaller portion and adding in some nutrition with a side kale salad, and by taking kale salads with chicken to work for my lunches. Monday we had beef stew in bread bowls, and tonight we’ll be having pizza quesadilla (from a recipe I saw on Pinterest). For the rest of the week we’ll be having BLT wraps on Wednesday, Rotini with meatballs on Thursday, and baked chicken strips with baked sweet potato fries on Friday.
Which reminds me … Did you know that October 2nd is National Kale Day? Not sure how to cook with kale? Besides my baby kale salad, and kale in my green smoothie, I ‘m at a loss too. Thankfully the folks from NKD have put together this great Pinterest Board of all Kale recipes:
This week’s training will continue to prepare me for the half marathon next month. I’ve dropped swimming from the plan in order to focus more on my running:
Monday: Lunch Spinning class
Tuesday: 8k lunch run
Thursday: 8k lunch run
Saturday: 18k run
Sunday: Easy recovery ride with Amber in the bike trailer.
Have a great week everyone!!
Do you eat Kale?
*Disclosure: I was asked to tell you all about National Kale Day however I ‘m not being compensated in any way (no product, no cross-promotion, and no money) which makes me wonder … Is this disclosure even required?