VLOGGITY VLOG BLOG and big props to Kimberly, Amanda, Kate, and Angela who are taking us Mamavation ladies on this big ride we call campaign 7.
You heard me blab. This week has been pretty good. P90X’d 5 days, ran 2 days. I want to focus on running more with a 10K I love happening in 127 days and I have a qualifying 5K before that.
On my run yesterday I dragged the baby and the husband out with me. Even though the weather turned we had a great time. We have been having a lot of fun this week with our 3rd anniversary celebrations. On Saturday night we went out on the town and left the baby with a non-family member for the first time and it went well. It really made me realize what the reality of being away from Bodhi and my husband for a few days at a time will be like in an odd way. I plan to travel for a few events this year and at least one backpacking trip. As a family I know we can handle it well.
Sunday has been a fun day. I have been close to home. I have been food prepping for the week and meal planning. My husband has a hard time when I want to sit down to meal plan even after a nice homemade brunch. Today after much “struggle” I asked my husband to make a list of his favorite foods instead of planning meals. It took a lot of the complexity he hates out of meal planning and still made him part of the process. We also had a wonderfully constructive discussion about how we like to eat and what constitutes “heavy” foods vs. “light” ones and which he would prefer. I am happy with how we checked-in with each other today about our diets and planning.
So this week for breakfast I am playing with green smoothies, sprouted wheat bagels w/ almond butter, and hot grain cereal. For lunch I’ll mostly do leftover dinner and green smoothies. For dinner:
Sunday: turkey meatballs, roasted red pepper sauce, pasta, broccoli
Monday: some sort of bean and sweet potato combo meal + salad
Tuesday: turkey pot pie (for my hubby to heat up since I will not be home) + salad
Wednesday: avocado rolls w/ brown rice, ginger grilled chicken, miso soup
Thursday: channa saag and brown rice
Friday: turkey, rice, veggie Soup
Saturday: southwest quinoa black bean salad (I will post recipe since I get asked a lot)
**as a note there is a lot of turkey because I recently roasted a turkey with the purpose to portion and freeze as a cost effective way to have more lean animal protein at our ready
For exercise this week I will run when I can, P90X at least the pylo, yoga (working on my vision board goals), and possibly hit the pool if I feel like it. I also have a tentative hike planned with @eatplaylove, a local blogger I love to pieces, who is aiming for 200 hikes this year and invited me and Bodhi to one. It is tentative due to the weather.