Back on track

1 Nov

No vacay photos up yet, sorry, I’ve had zero time to get them uploaded much less compose a nice post about them. It will happen eventually though. There’s been some good news on the House Hunting front that I’m not quite ready to share here yet, but it’s been keeping us busy and will keep us pretty busy this week too.

This week is all about getting back on track for me. I slacked big time the week after the Hershey Half in the exercising department (read: none). Then last week on vacation the hubby and I did make it to the gym every morning except when it was closed for Tropical Storm Rina (I told you we have some stories) but definitely did not worry at all about eating healthy. I may or may not have had a crepe filled with chocolate, peanut butter, caramel or some combination almost every morning as a part of my breakfast. 🙂

So I’m looking forward to getting back on track with running, eating and exercise in general.

Lunch today was a first attempt: annie’s raviolis, egg white egg salad over romaine, and an apple.In addition to getting back to my boring regular lunches I’ve also done the following to get back on track:

  • When reading a magazine on the airplane to Cancun I came across information about a pretty cool app called OptumizeMe. I got it for my Android phone (not sure if it’s available for iPhone too).

    From the website description: You can create your own health challenges based on your personal interests or you can pick from our list of existing health challenges. You can even join others’ challenges, too.

    Sounds pretty cool huh? I haven’t gotten into the whole social networking part of it, but I did create three challenges for myself for this week: Run 3 days, Drink 64 oz of water a day, Do yoga once. I love how you get trophies and stuff when you complete a challenge so I’m excited about it and hope it kind of kicks me in the butt this week.

  • Sunday we planned our meals for the week and I went full on grocery shopping to replenish our empty fridge. Yesterday I went to a local farm to pick up a bunch of apples (I got like 16 for $4.75!), apple cider and apple sauce (the total came to $10 – what a good deal for fresh, local, non-crappy-ingrendient-filled food). Healthy food in the fridge and healthy planned meals makes it easier to eat healthily and not order out because we get lazy.
  • I’m going to heated hatha yoga Thursday. and I am planning out our crazy week around it so that I have no excuse not to go. NONE. and it’s in OptumizeMe.
  • I’m starting Zumba classes with some coworkers this week! It’s a 6 week session (I think) and I already missed last week since I was out of town so I’m super motivated and excited to go every Friday for the next few weeks. Plus it’s noon to 1pm so it doesn’t effect my after work plans. And it’s with coworkers which would make it even harder to bail.
  • I’m also hoping to sign up for a Turkey Trot soon. races=motivation.

So there’s my plan. I’m going to report back on Sunday and I better have run 3xs, Yoga-d once, and Zumba-d once.


3 Responses to “Back on track”

  1. Amanda @ There Are Two Sides November 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Races are totally what motivate me to get out and exercise! I LOVE your plan and your goals, you can do it!


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