Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Training Plan and Food

I haven't been exercising. I set my alarm every morning to get up; some mornings, I do actually sleep through it. Other mornings... I just don't want to get out of bed. I need someone to give me a good kick in the pants! I've decided that after looking at 8 million training plans, they're all basically the same; I need one that isn't so ambitious that I get frustrated and give up, but is also challenging enough to keep me interested. I've decided write my own, week to week; that way, I can base each week off of how I did the previous week. The goal here is to not set myself up for failure.

Here's what I've come up with for the remainder of this week and next week:

At this point, I'm working on endurance. I wanted no more than 3 absolutely-must-do runs per week, but I can run on a bike day if I feel like it. After this Saturday, my Saturday exercise time (during the time Karinne is at her dance class) will just be whatever I feel like. I can run, I can walk--the main thing is that I'm moving, and that I enjoy it. I may not be able to control the time of day that I have to exercise, but I can certainly choose what I do during that time. I'm excited!

I haven't posted a food log in a while, so here we go...

I made brownies on Sunday, and they are SO GOOD. I replaced half the oil with unsweetened applesauce and Marc said that he wouldn't have known if I hadn't told him. (I've tried replacing all the oil with applesauce, and it wasn't that great--way too cake-like. I'd rather not have them at all than eat them like that.) I would also like you to note that at the end of Day 3 of the week, I'd only used 4 of my weekly points--a minor miracle! It's rare that I don't blow at least half my WP's on the weekend. 

One more thing--I wanted to clarify something regarding Friday's post. Marc and I do get sitters occasionally and have date nights... we've just never had an entire night, like overnight, by ourselves. A full 24 hours kid-free would be amazing... like, whoa. Anyway. I just didn't want anyone thinking that we were THAT bad off... just a little. Haha. 


  1. Now I want peaches!

    You're doing really well.

  2. Mmmm brownies. I love ooey gooey chocolaty brownies. Yum! They are a weakness of mine.

    It is super amazing that you have only used 4 weekly points! I used most of mine on the weekend too. I always find it amazing when I have more than 10 left after the weekend. haha

    Also, thanks for letting me know about the video ad- I didn't realize I had those on my site. I think I turned off the video ads, but if you see them again let me know. I hate video ads too!!

  3. I feel you - we've only ever had one overnight too and it's a totally different thing that just a few hours. :) We're just counting down until O is old enough to send to Nana's!

    Great job holding yourself to two brownies. Brownies can be scary. :)

  4. I have not worked out in a week, your chart makes me want to grab a set of weights just now.
    I think all married couples need 'their' own time. It's good, you get to have date-nights. Batteries recharged!


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