Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Mashup

First off, HAPPY MONDAY!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Mine was quite nice.  Friday was my girly's 8th birthday. Running around cleaning house, making her cake and all the rest meant I was on the go most of the day.  I had a couple bites of her birthday cake, and of course licked a little bit of frosting while creating the "masterpiece".  The licks and bites were enough to satisfy me though and I had no desire to eat more...yay.
Saturday was Halloween Party time.  Saturday wasn't my day, unfortunately.  I had problems with everything.  While trying to finish my costume I managed to use the wrong product, had to call in my sister-in-law to save the day.  Thank you Melissa for bringing me your hot glue gun :) Next I managed to screw up the pumpkin roll we were planning on bringing to the party (don't ask me how, I still haven't figured out what I did wrong).  Hubby had to go to the store and pick up something else for us to take.  Then somehow I got the time for the party wrong and we showed up WAY early.  Thankfully the hosts were gracious and let us hang out and we helped them finish getting things ready lol.  It all worked out in the end though and we had a great time!  I know you're all dying to see me in my Too bad.
Please excuse the husband is the worst photographer.  He gives no warning, takes one picture and then walks away.

Sunday was a pretty kick back day.  No hangover for me (since I didn't drink).  I went for a nice walk, did some housework and hung out with the fam.
This morning I got up at 5:30 am, did my pilates, took the oldest to school and went for a 3.25 mi run.  Remember what I said about coming back stronger after a recovery week?  Yeah, turns out it was true.  My pace this morning with the double stroller...8:34/mi.  That's the fastest I've run with the kids, ever.
So what's next? Well, I finished reading this book-
I'll be starting the recommended strength training regime this week and plan on following it through the next 6 weeks. I enjoyed this book because it is very thorough in explaining the individual exercises with proper form.  As with most books, there are a few things that I don't 100% agree with (mostly nutrition related, because I know what works for me personally) but overall, I like the book as a strength training guide.  They also touch a bit on visualization techniques, which I liked too.
If you're looking for other strength training sources, The New Rules of Lifting for Women is another highly recommended book (though I haven't read it yet).
Finally, since it's Monday, that means it's goal setting day.  Here goes:
  1. Cut down on the nibbling- I nibble on things a lot.  I'll grab an animal cracker from the kid's plate, or a bit of cheese while making lunches.  While it's not out of control now, it has the potential to become worse.
  2. Eat 8-10 serving of vegetables daily
  3. Drink 2-3 cups of green tea daily 
So there you have it.  Here's to a great week!



1 comment:

Aimee Campiotti said...

Despite the chaos, you prevailed! I think the picture is great, doesn't look fake, but natural.

Have you tried raw cauliflower with pepper and garlic salt. It satisfies my chip cravings and helps with the the vegetable servings!

Tell me more about why you drink the tea, please.