Whew. Last week kicked my bum! I had a great time attending my conference, it’s given me a lot to think about for my personal career and I’m excited to see what I’m able to do with my career after this.
I’ve been feeling a bit fluffy since the conference; I usually get sucked in by the cookies in the afternoon, and I was too tired to get too many workouts in (6km run on Tuesday, cross-training on Wednesday, 10k run on Saturday), so my focus this week is workouts and healthy eating with lots of protein and veggies.
I find it easiest to plan my weeks when I eat relatively simply and almost the same every day. Come Friday I’m usually looking for a change, and I found out I have enough points at a local grocery store to get a free dinner, so that’ll be my Friday dinner to mix things up for the weekend.
After taking a break from smoothies for a few weeks, last week reminded me of how much I love my morning smoothie. I’ve made smoothie freezer packs again to speed up my mornings.
My green smoothie recipe is here.
As I’m back in the office, I’ll be bringing my lunches with me and I’m going back to a tried and true staple, sweet potatoes. I’ll have these baked up beforehand and will top with cottage cheese (for protein!) and salsa (for flavour!).
If you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty good at eating on a schedule, my morning snack will remain my tried and true trail mix and I’ll bring an apple and cheese to have as an afternoon snack.
Last week I ended up making an omelet with random frozen veggies and butternut squash – the squash was sooooo good in the omelet! I’ll have an omelet a few times for dinner during the week and might play it by ear for a dinner or two as well. I have lots of frozen veggies, chicken, fish and pot pies in the freezer, so I certainly won’t go hungry!
This is my last week off running until I start training for my half marathon, so I’ll be throwing in a few runs and will focus on cross training as well to keep my body balanced. So far my plan for the week is as follows:
Monday – cross training (minimum 45 minutes of Nike + Training Club)
Tuesday – 6k run
Wednesday – cross training (minimum 45 minutes of Nike + Training Club)
Thursday – 10k run
Friday – off
Saturday – 10km run
Sunday – cross training (minimum 45 minutes of Nike + Training Club)
and then I’ll start my half marathon training plan on Tuesday!
When I’m busy, my focus is usually on just keeping things together, housework will usually suffer before exercise and eating healthy. As such, my condo is a bit of a disaster zone! After my course on Sunday I grabbed groceries and did four loads of laundry (for ONE person!!) and by the time that was done I was ready for bed! I want to focus on a zone of my condo each night this week (for 45-60 minutes) to get everything together.
Monday – vacuum and mop
Tuesday – clean and tidy bathroom
Wednesday – organize desk area (aka – “the drop zone”)
Thursday – general tidy/pick up
Friday – off (because who wants to clean on a Friday?!)
Daily I make sure my clothes are pick up and put away and that my kitchen is tidy. I’m not a fan of hand washing dishes, so sometimes those pile up a bit, but not too much 🙂