I was #determined after my funk on Friday that I was going to have a plan for next week... even if it killed me! I am SO ready to DO something, and it really frustrates me when I don't feel like I "can" act on something I need and want to do. SO today after church (well, I started thinking about it during church) I decided to plan next week, and get organized and prepared for a busy week. I am going to try my best to keep focused.
I have decided to start my day with a smoothie each day next week. This worked well in the past, and I think it really helped my cravings and hunger level throughout the day. I went to Wal-mart to gather food for next week, so I made sure to include spinach, flax seed, frozen strawberries and blueberries. I have PLENTY of protein powder from Isagenix that I am going to try to use up. Sorry Isagenix, but your protein powder doesn't taste good. But because I have about 2 large tubs of it, and it IS quality stuff, I am gonna use it.
I am also going to start taking supplements again. Those also worked well for me in the past, and I really believe they helped support my weight loss. I dug out all my bottles that I left over, checked expiration dates, and divided what I had left into snack-sized baggies that I can grab and go next week.
Now, for food. I have to make sure I have plenty of stuff to eat during the day while in my classroom, so I cut up an 8-oz block of cheese into 8 1-oz portions and put them in snack bags. I also boiled a dozen eggs and made some tuna salad. I have plenty of Progresso Light soup in my stockpile, and a box of 90-calorie Special K bars. I also have plenty of Slim Fast shakes and bars. So if I start off with a smoothie, I think I have plenty of choices as far as good stuff to eat. A lot of that is also stuff I can grab and have in the car with me in case I need dinner on the go.
Tomorrow, I WILL go to the gym. I have nothing going on tomorrow afternoon (except my usual picking up nephew from wrestling practice). My gym bag is already at work, ready to go. On Tues and Thurs, I have wrestling meets. Tuesday's meet is about 45 min away, so I won't have time to go to the gym because I will have to leave as soon as I can get off work. Thursday's match is at home, and since I'm a wrestling mom, I will have to work concessions. So as you see, both nights will be late nights.
Wednesday will also be a no-go for the gym because I have three kids with dentist appointments that afternoon right after school. Then church, if my kids are able to go. Two of them are getting extractions.
So far Friday is looking like a do-able gym day. I don't have anything written down, but I "think" my sister and mom from Missouri are coming down that day to close out my mom's apartment. In that case, I expect chaos, because Saturday my nephew has another all-day tournament, AND I have a basketball game for the youngest.
BUT, I am focusing on the positive. I am going to try my best to get those two days in at the gym. And I am going to eat right and track my calories. AND drink my water. And I am going to feel better about myself because I took the time I did have today and I tried to come up with a plan.
I am also contemplating getting up at 5:00 to exercise. Contemplating.
I am NOT a morning person. I wait until the last possible minute to get up in the mornings. I have tried to get up early in the past to exercise, and haven't been able to stick with it. But I
I'm going to think about it....