This lovely yellow coating covers everything, and rain isn't in the forecast until later in the week. There aren't a lot of medications that I can take, so life has to be adjusted accordingly. Minor adjustments in the grand scheme of things.
Fitness: I did 183 minutes of cardio. I didn't get my run in on Saturday because of allergies, but I was able to walk on Sunday for a while. I'm still moving forward in the 200 Squat Challenge; and I'll be starting the 100 Push Up Challenge this week. I know Greta and Rachel are starting that too - anyone else want to work on push ups?
I also finally had a chance to set up my Wii Your Shape workouts & do the initial fitness test. I'll work that in on days when I have to do short bursts of cardio because there isn't enough time for a long workout.
Monday - running, 29 minutes
Tuesday - #easactive 2, 21 minutes; squat challenge, resistance band strength training
Wednesday - running, 30 minutes
Thursday - #easactive 2, 14 minutes, Wii Your Shape, 20 minutes; squat challenge
Friday - exercise bike, 22 minutes
Saturday - exercise bike, 15 minutes
Sunday - power walking, 32 minutes; squat challenge
Nutrition: Not a completely stellar week. I reached for comforting carbs instead of fresh fruit and veggies due to the monthly visitor. I'm not going to beat myself up for that. I've already got my fresh veggies cut up and ready in the fridge so I won't have any excuses. Here's our menu plan for the week.
The Scale: No weigh in this week due to the monthly visitor. Saving myself some mental anguish. That also accounts for some of my "blah" attitude.
Blogging Carnival: This week's Mamavation blogging carnival sponsor is Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, and the question to answer is: Are you a sweet or savory snacker? What do you look for in a healthy snack?
Oh, I love a good sweet snack! But now, I more often reach for sweet, natural fruit instead of something processed. Over the past year, our family has moved toward eating more whole foods, foods that are closest to their natural state. My current favorite snack is an apple with a few almonds - the tastes go great together!
There are times when I'm busy and I have to grab a quick snack. I'll reach for an all-natural nutrition bar or a homemade granola bar when I'm on the go.
I have a guest post on what I've learned about moderation over at Diets in Review - it's a bit humorous; go check it out! I'm so thankful for your continued support & encouragement. I promise I'll be full of pep and inspiration next week!