Monday, August 6, 2012

#Mamavation Monday - Banishing the Crazies!

Ahhh... the post that almost wasn't...

This past week my Mom came to visit from Florida and the week felt more like a "staycation" than a regular week. Laundry went undone, there was much to do and schedules were a little more lax.

Some of you know it was a challenge for me. I am proud of all my Mom has overcome, cancer, abusive relationships and me! But there is something about having one's parent under the same roof that stirs up things from the past. There was some butting of heads, like over the footwear for kids to wear to the park, what should be fed to my chickens, etc. It was the little things that added up.

I am proud to say, though I didn't get my walks in, or exercise DVDs, I controlled what I could. All week I shared some of my favorite healthy recipes with her. From rubbed kale to millet patties, we had several plant based meals and got an array of gorgeous colors on our plates. It is important to me in times of stress to control the few things I can... like my food. Oh, and I should say there was no emotional eating! (yay!)

My kids had an amazing time and overall it was a good visit.

That behind me, it is time to get back on track. It amazes me how one little week can derail routines. I began today with our usual walk and plan to end the day with a little candle light yoga. It is a start and every journey must have one.

My goal this week is to really get my sweat on. Luckily I haven't been gaining any weight, but losing has been slow so it is time to add in more time, activities, bike rides, etc. I am pretty sure I can find another 30 minutes of movement in my day but haven't decided exactly what to do. I might just play it by ear this week.

This week I am thrilled to say our leeks are ready! They smelled lovely as I pulled them from the garden. They are also ready in our market, but they won't last long. Are leeks in season in your area?

As for food, the farm is in full swing, so lots of fresh veggies to work with! Here is my Meal Plan:

Mon. - Leek & Shallot Pasta
Tue. - Crock Pot Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers
Wed. - Zucchini Noodles Alfredo
Thur. - Chicken Fajitas
Fri. - "Farm Fresh Dinner" - fresh corn on the cob, melon, sliced veggies, baked egg rolls
Sat. - Broccoli Frittata
Sun. - Chef Salad - Poached Chicken, boiled eggs, avocado, corn, greens

*Disclaimer - This post is sponsored and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway
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  1. Leeks are so yummy! :) I know what its like to have another family member under the completely changes everything. My MIL is currently LIVING with us and its driving me bonkers..just having another person there to feel like they have to have an opinion..gets frustrating! I hope things get back on a good routine for ya :))

  2. Your meal plan looks so yummy!!! Good luck on getting back on track, I know how hard it can be :)

  3. Great meal plan! It's so much easier knowing what you are going to eat ahead of time!


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