I am really proud of myself for a sort of pathetic reason. I actually cooked every weeknight this week, Monday-Thursday. This rarely happens – there is usually at least one night during the week that I just don’t feel like it and we get something fast from somewhere. According to mint.com this is where a LOT of our money has gone – to restaurants and fast food. So this week I planned out a nightly menu, something I haven’t done in quite awhile, and I actually followed through! (I wish I could say the same for all of my exercise and running plans).
Monday – Calzones made with pizza dough and various toppings. Husband really liked this.
Tuesday – Fish filets and sweet potato fries – a fast, easy meal since Hunter had an ultimate frisbee game (yes, he is in a summer league)
Wednesday – Spaghetti with meatballs, bell pepper, onions, and mushroom
Thursday – Twice-baked garlic potatoes and salad.
Tonight we’ll be eating at my mom’s and tomorrow we’ll probably go out using a Groupon-esque voucher. I’ve been snatching those up whenever something good pops up locally because we love to eat out, and I feel much better about it when it’s 50 percent off.
Exercise this week didn’t go so great for a number of reasons:
Monday – The best day, I ran 4 miles strong
Tuesday – I did not run because it had stormed all day, but then ended up doing some kickboxing DVD workouts and running that night, 1.35 miles — far less than the 5 miles I had hoped to do
Wednesday – I thought about doing a 2-mile race, but instead we went to PetSmart and spent 45 minutes looking for cat toys. So I did nothing this day.
Thursday – Fully intended to run after work, even changed into my running clothes in the bathroom, but it was raining steadily and rained all evening. So I did some core workouts with my stability ball and planks. My cat climbed into my shirt while I was doing a plank, it was pretty amusing.
Friday – Today I got up at 6 and went to the gym only to run 2 miles on the treadmill before work. I won’t have time this evening to run, so this was the only time to get something in! I wish I had done more. My mileage this week is really poor.
I plan to run at least 5 miles tomorrow morning. Hopefully I don’t flake out on that too. And hopefully it doesn’t RAIN!