I am having one of those perfect weekends. One where the food and drink are great, there is no pressure to get anywhere. My workouts are strong and leave me feeling satisfied!I am finally caught up on sleep, feeling relaxed and very JOYFUL!!
Tim and I enjoyed a terrific Valentines Day yesterday. There were flowers, a swim workout for two, an AMAZING dinner, dessert, Nascar race and finally a movie. It took a lot of work but I finally convinced him into watch Gone Girl with me. I had loved the book and the movie was pretty darn good too.
This morning has been very relaxing! Tim is off at work, the girls are a sleepover with their Papa Bear and I am sitting enjoying my eggs and coffee listening to some country music on Songza! For this busy mama this morning is pretty much pure BLISS!!
I have been thinking a LOT lately about my seemingly lack of nutritional control. At one point I had tremendous control over what I ate. It was not an unhealthy control either. I simply understood that copious amounts of sugar and caffeine are simply not good for me! Lately, I cannot seem to find that control or desire anywhere!!
This lack of control has been stressing me out, way too much! I know I am an emotional eater – tired, hungry, stressed, overwhelmed – insert coffee and cookies. Unfortunately I have been feeling that way a lot lately. I can’t go into details, but I have a student on my brain and we have had to do some shuffling at work and that really plays on my stress levels. I am a carer, a worrier, and take on the world kind of person. Just thinking about it now I can feel my body leave its state of awesome relaxation to stress city. I know all about stress eating, but really am not sure how to combat it quite yet 😦
What I do know is that my diet is sound, I eat plenty of Freggies every day. I eat lots of protein and drink some water. I avoid fried foods and most processed garbage. I eat “clean” pretty much all day long, it is not until I get home from work that I start having issues. I know my areas of weakness are coffee, chocolate, and baked goods. What I don’t know how to do is reduce my intake. I know that as soon as I get stressed I reach for a sweet treat. This terrible cold weather doesn’t help. It is harder to reach for a green smoothie and water when I want hot beverages and yummy warm carbs. I also know that My weight is just fine, but I think my performance could benefit from improved nutrition.
Some ideas that I think I can do:
- Get more sleep – my routine has fallen off, time to get back to bed early again
- Don’t keep treats in the house (not easy with girls who love to bake)
- Find another way to cope with my stress
Meal Plan For February 15-21, 2015
Sunday – Spicy Kale Lasagna from Annie’s Eats
Monday – BBQ Steaks, potatoes and roasted Veggies
Tuesday – Leftovers
Wednesday – Chicken Soup
Thursday – Leftover soup
Friday – Taco night
Saturday – Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice from Skinny Taste!
Workout Recap- Febraury 8-14, 2015
While my nutrition has not been perfect, my workouts have been Kick Ass all week long!!
Sunday – 4 mile run
Monday – Piyo Sculpt and Crosswim
Tuesday – 8 mile bike on trainer
Wednesday – piyo core and 1.5 mile walk
Thursday – 4 mile run
Friday – Curling
Saturday – Piyo Buns and 2000m swim
Bike – 8 miles
Run – 8 miles
Areas to improve: need to add one more bike ride per week. I am rearrange my schedule to get it all figured out 🙂
How have your workouts been lately? On track??
What is on your meal plan??