Happy Monday everyone! Well, it is 9:52 on a Monday night on the West Coast, so I am just sneaking under the wire... yeah, that would be Tuesday early for some.
Usually my posts are started, and ready to roll come Sunday, but this week I have been swamped. I have been cooking more and sticking with the #NoFastFood Challenge. Trying to eat healthier and find new exciting recipes has kept me busy. When not cooking I have been cleaning up. But, the food has been good, so it is an okay trade off.
I would love to tell you I have been working out, but no... time slipped away from me. I am up to my elbows with canning to tide us over the winter, I am planning my son's 4th birthday and preparing for the fast approaching holidays. It is enough to keep this Mom a little sleepless and dreaming of a few more minutes of "me time".
Luckily this week starts the new Mamavation campaign, campaign 10. A big congratulations to
So, what does that mean for me? As a Mamavation grad I know the excitement they are feeling, the hard work and sweat ahead. It is the perfect time for me to recommit to myself and my family. I still would love to get as close to 150 lbs as I can before the end of the year. I still want to shop in the single digits for pants. And most importantly I want to be as healthy as I can be. Are you with me?
I am going to approach it as a second job... I need to workout, walk, strength train and track my calories. I have to keep my gruve green and slip in some @Gruntstyle workouts. I can do this. I have done it before and know what it takes. I challenge all past grads and sistas to use this new campaign to re-evaluate your goals, priorities and plans. Be honest with yourself. Look closely at your actions and slowly modify bad behaviors. It is possible to make real changes.
Weekly Meal Plan:
Mon - Chef's Requested Steak, Ciabatta Bread (homemade), salad & applesauce
Tue - Spaghetti & meatballs, salad
Wed - Raratoille (baked) over whole wheat couscous, baked squash & corn.
Thur - Apricot Chicken over wild rice, roasted brussel sprouts & applesauce
Fri - Quinoa Bowls
Sat - Butternut Squash, spinach & black bean burritos with fruit salad
Sun - Leftovers
No scale pic this week. I will have one up next time to go along with my new plan of attack. Honestly, I need an emotional break from the numbers.
Have a great week! Drink your water, be careful of portion sizes and shake your groove 'thang!