Friday, April 23, 2010

Struggle Challenge Wk 3

And a struggle it has been.  This week has been rough at work and personally. I flake off my workout on Monday, walked Tuesday with The Fella, roamed the mall Wednesday (not a workout at all), went to the GYN (see yesterday's post).  She swears I will be ok to workout by Saturday but I'm not so sure.

Food intake has been a bit better. I've been making oatmeal the night before using quick oats, 2% milk, dates, cranberries and walnuts.  The only day that really sucked was yesterday when I tired it with Greek yogurt - not a good combo. If you want more quick oats ideas, check out Kath Eats Real Food. She has an homage to Oatmeal! I did give in to my craving and had bean burrito and a taco salad one night (yes, in one sitting). I also downed 2 glasses of wine last night at the encouragement of my MD (well, maybe she didn't say 2 glasses, but she did encourage a glass).

Since I've slacked all week, I woke up promising myself that I would use the hand weights in my office today during my lunch break.

Weight: 162.4 - 2lb gain :((

Upcoming Game Plan
1. Keep up the menu planning and quick oats overnight
2. Go back to regular weekly workouts
3. Strength train 2 x Week - this is still an issue and I need to figure a way to get over it.  I think I will haul my weights  and balance ball downstairs and set them next to the sofa. I can do them while watching TV!

I'm hoping the other ladies doing this challenge are doing better than I am.  How do you deal with crappy work weeks and staying motivated to workout?


The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I am having a week like this too. Some weeks I am motivated to go to the gym every day and then other it is soo hard to fit it in with work and kids. I guess there is no easy answer other than keep going. Two steps forward, one step back but making progress all the same!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

I love oatmeal and have it most mornings for breakfast. Have you ever tried adding about a tablespoon of natural peanut butter? It reminds me of a peanut butter cookie. Yum!

LaShaune said...

Yes...there's progress. I'm bouncing between 162 and 160, but that's better than bouncing between 167 and 165 or sometimes 163! So I'm happy - just need to break the barrier and get to the 150s!

@Karen - I haven't tried the nut butters in my oatmeal yet, but have some plans in mind for next week. I have been making my through some Nutella on bagel thins and celery - yum yum! That's a little spread of heaven right there.