I will be doing monthly check ins as opposed to weekly since I opted to only weigh in once a month instead of weekly because I don’t want to rely on the scale as much as I have before. But I still I wanted to do a quick check in to let you know how things are going.
This week we had an ice storm for three days (Sun, Mon & Tues). Monday was a holiday for me anyways but the gym was closed and Tuesday there was no school but the gym was open but I fell on the ice and opted to stay home to rest since I was feeling sore. Which meant no gym for three days (since I did have class on Wednesday) and I should have done an at home workout with my new resistance bands but I gave into my old habits.
However, I don’t feel at my best when I don’t get enough sleep especially trying to readjust back into my school schedule. So I tend to listen to my tired body a bit more than I am used and that’s okay. I am trying to find balance for both. I’ve only worked out 1-2 days a week and I need to go for 3. I learned last week that if I write in my schedule I wind up not going as opposed to recording it later if that makes any sense. I feel like if I plan it I set myself up for failure. But if I go when I don’t plan it I am more consistent. Trail and error friends!
Eating has been so/so I had more cheat meals a week ago than I liked. At the most I allow myself two a week but I had four. Although my meal prep for work is getting better. I found some new recipes too that I am eager to try. I am less tempted to stop for drive thru on the way home from school which I am proud of myself for!
Last but not least school. I’ve only had 3 classes so far it’s been an adjustment because I am with massage students again (there are four trainers in the class) so it’s a larger class, plus it really doesn’t apply to me being as a personal trainer. Some of it does and some of it doesn’t which is really hard to focus. I am trying though! I have 6 weeks left.
Have a great weekend!
Well the week is almost over and ending my 2nd attempt at the menu planning! If you remember I kind of fell off the wagon after the first week. I am pleased to report that I did a lot better this time around!!
I did make some alterations but for the most part I stayed on task. By the time Thursday rolled around, I had gotten home late from class which I am usually home by 1pm but I didn’t since class/training ran late. Plus my sinuses reared it’s ugly head and by the time I got home I didn’t want to put together my leftovers, I was hot, stuffy, and tired so I settled for a Lean Cuisine meal but I had some unsweetened apple sauce with it then prepped hard-boiled to have for a light supper along with a bowl of cereal (I know an odd combination).
This weekend is when I will grocery shop so I will do a tentative menu plan. I think going week by week is way better than two weeks out. So look for pictures of everything soon.
I am excited I found some more mushroom recipes that I am going to try! (Post on that soon!!)
I’ll be back hopefully with weigh in results!
Have a great weekend!
I start my 3rd week of school this week and last week was our first week of training the new PT students. I keep thinking how INSANE it is that I was in their position a year ago!!! Also at a different gym. And now I am creating and writing workouts. What a difference a year makes! Still a work in process!
I have looked back at last year and I struggled so much. If I could go back and tell my last year self “Hey girl (yes I did say that!) you’re struggling right now but guess what? You get through it and you come out the other side!”
Last week, I mentioned I didn’t do well with the whole menu plan so I am trying it again this week. I made it loose so I not fully committed and have done some minor changes. Monday was a full on meal prep day, I made my food for work for the week with my crock which I have been using a lot more lately (it’s getting to be that time of year!), I made taco meat and I finally tried a new recipe (remember when I wanted to a while back??):
Veggie Pizza!! Here’s the recipe. I did make round as opposed to square and used 1 tube of crescent rolls (low fat), only 1 block of cream cheese (low fat), half the dry ranch packet, (low fat) miracle whip. Oh and I used a little bit of (low fat) Mozzarella shredded cheese. I made the crust ahead of time then I topped the pizza later in the morning. Turned out really good! I have been this whole pizza kick lately because I have been craving Domino’s so I have been trying to find somewhat healthier options. Last week, I did portabella stuffed mushroom pizzas (mushrooms are my jam!) too.
Last but not least I finally went back to the gym Monday! As you know I have been struggling emotionally and my motivation has been low but finally I went in and did a simple workout.
I have weigh-in this week which I might wait till Saturday.
Goal for the week: Is to stay on track with my menu plan and at least attend 2 classes of Jazzercise since I haven’t been in almost a month!!
I will be back later to report my 2nd round of menu planning!
Have a great week!
I thought what would help me maybe to make better decisions in my eating habits is to menu/meal plan. I have never really done it before so I thought as they say “Give it the old college try” and it’s fitting since I am a college student!
As I’ve mentioned before, I go with the flow on my meals mainly because:
- I work overnights
- I go to school part time
- My schedule is way different
- I grocery shop every two weeks
- Whatever I have on hand is what I prepare
- Plus it’s just me, myself and I
So why plan? For starters it will help me eat out less, not eat junk, stop relying on processed food as much and maybe help drop the weight I gained. Also to try new recipes too. Plus also to use leftovers more too so I don’t waste food.
I typically eat your three meals a day plus I suppose an extra since I work overnights where most would consider that lunch? I’m not sure but working 8 hours does make you hungry and you have to fuel your body.
I do eat breakfast depending on the day if I have class I will eat a bigger breakfast to help curb my appetite until I get home, I also take a small snack if need be, I have lunch then I sleep and then in the evening, on those days I will have a light meal mainly because I sleep later those days and I want something quick and easy to eat. Then I take something that I prep ahead. On non school days, if I go workout I eat a lighter breakfast, followed by lunch, sleep and then a filling supper.
Well, I had a great menu all planned out and I didn’t follow it. Basically it feel through after a week!! #EpicFail.
The original plan was to cook Sunday supper then meal prep for the week…. I ended up falling asleep at 4pm and I got once had a snack then went back to bed and I got up later in the morning. I did throw stuff in the crock pot for the week on Monday plus I did put together tuna salad as well, but it wasn’t I had planned originally and I tried to alter my menu as I went along but I gave up too quickly I might add. Although, I may start over and try it again for next week. It is definitely trial and error!
I’ll be back with another update I’m sure!
Today starts my fall semester of school and I’ve been in school officially one year. This semester I have to train the new students-the same position I was in last year when I started!! I have the pre first day of school jitters.
I have been working since Friday and still 3 more nights to go. My sinuses acted up again Sunday night and all morning Monday my nose is sore! The only positive is that I got 10,000 steps in!
I still have yet to ease back into my workout routine. I have been thinking about hiring my own trainer to help me get motivated still on the fence and money has been tight for awhile. So we’ll see!
I have non stop meal prepped as well. Since I have been working so many nights, I’ve had to prep more than just Friday and Saturday. I made taco meat to get me through the rest of the work week and taco salad is my go to. Also I had put together chicken Parmesan in the crock pot Monday for me and my friend for lunch but he ended up not having any so I have my lunches for the rest of the week. Also I have a squash to cook shooting for Wednesday to put that together!
So my goal for the week is actually to menu plan! I have never done it before I just go with the flow but I am going to attempt it to see if it will help me in the long run. I have been back on not eating out during the week as much as I had been but I want to reduce eating frozen meals on my class days when I get home late in the afternoon. I actually only bought two of them the last grocery shopping trip to break that habit.
Also I have some new recipes I am eager to try along with a new food prep option which I am really excited to put my spin on it!
Have a great week!
Well I am officially done with school for the week now. I get a short break before I start up again after labor day! It’s crazy that I have been in school for a year now! Let me tell you it hasn’t been an easy ride. A lot of stress, tears, failing and repeating a class plus a trip to the ER! After my first fall semester last year, I decided to go part time only because it was too much of a load for me to juggle school four days a week, a full time job, and trying to sleep 7-6 hours as opposed 8-9 that I’m used to. Plus I was barely making it to Jazzercise. Now that classes are over I can ease back into my routine.
And yet I still have another year to go before I finish! Everyone says it will go fast but honestly I felt it has dragged in some parts!
My HS reunion is set for October so that gives me more time to drop a few pounds! I know it doesn’t matter but I have been in such a funk for a long time that this would help lift me out of it!
I only get one day off this week tomorrow and then I have the long holiday weekend to work. Not looking forward to it because it’s less rest for me. It is what it is though!
No goals for the week I am just going to take it easy!
Stay tuned for a self-care post!
I am on the last leg of my 2nd summer semester of school so I have one week and day to go. I have a ton of homework to do and I’m a bit overwhelmed. Also the week didn’t go as planned either. I had another round of sinuses Thursday into Friday so that put me out of the game again. If you don’t know what it’s like to have sinuses they stink. The headaches are the worse. I didn’t do any new recipes I ate pretty lousy all week and made it to Jazzercise only twice no walking or Y trips either.
The only good news was that I got 75 Jazzercise classes Saturday. That puts me at only 75 more classes to reach 150 and 125 classes away from 200. I’m not sure if I am going to make 200 by the end of the year but I am trying to reach 150.
Also I weighed in Monday since it had been a month and I gained four pounds. So my current weight is 183. I am really upset about it however I just have to keep moving forward which is a hard thing to do because I have struggled so much as it is. Monday was a day of self-care, I wrote some affirmations and stuck them around my full length mirror, I made some orange pops using just water and orange Crush water enhancer stuff:
Also I washed the dishes, meal prepped for the week, I made myself a really good salad for lunch, and relaxed by watching the movie Fight Club. I will be writing the importance of self care later on.
As for goals this week. I am not setting any since I have a huge final assignment due Friday plus regular school work too. But once I get everything done I will focus on getting back on track!
Have a great week!