Sunday, January 8, 2012

A plan

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 am may be willing to try again. I have a plethora of good DVD's that I could do, and I wouldn't have to worry about my kids being in my way since they'd still be asleep.

I'm going to think about it....


  1. Way to go!! This week is going to be much better than this past week. I know you can do it!

  2. Looks like you gave everything alot of thought. Good luck on the 5am thing - I learned that either you are or you arent an EARLY morning workout gal and if you dont enjoy it then it will be way to hard to suffer through. I have tried the smoothie thing for breakfast in the past - Im a chewing person... to feel like I ate I need to chew. It would be so much easier to drink a shake on the way to work though! Good luck next week!

  3. I like having a plan - it really helps keep me on track and it sounds like you are getting there for sure. Life is tough to get what you need everyday with kids.

    Forgive yourself and move forward - it is the best you can do.

  4. It looks like you have an action plan in order. Good luck on the early morning deal. That's something I just cannot do. I envy those that can.

  5. Making a detailed plan is what helped me turn around my funk, and I really think it will help you too!

  6. Ugh there is NO way you'd get me to get up at 5am. Not willingly. I'd rather exercise at midnight!

    I love how much thought you've put into this and how prepared you seem to be. I can't wait to hear your progress!


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