This was another challenging week. I'm still having vision trouble (could this really be caused by allergies???). And I was at conference Thursday evening through Saturday evening, which meant a lot of sitting and not enough fruits and veggies. I learned a ton of great blogging "stuff" and discovered a new, all natural chocolate snack. Can't wait to share it all with you!
And a highlight of the conference was meeting fellow Mamavation sista Sue, aka @mrsfatass.
But the real reason you're here today is for my weekly Mamavation update.
Fitness: I did cardio on 6 days out of 7, for a total of 158 minutes. I restarted the 200 Squat Challenge because I missed a week. But after I finished my third squat workout, I realized I was looking at Week 2! Goodness, my vision is affecting me! So, I think I'm going to move on to Week 3. Confused yet? I know I am!
My original running plan that I laid out in January called for a 5 mile run this week. It didn't happen. Between being away and my vision, I pushed it back a week. So that is the huge goal for the upcoming week (Saturday).
Monday - running, 37 minutes
Tuesday - #easactive 2 full body workout, 25 minutes; resistance band strength training, squat challenge
Wednesday - running, 30 minutes
Thursday - #easactive 2 full body workout, 21 minutes, squat challenge
Friday - running, 25 mintues
Saturday - rest day
Sunday - exercise bike, 20 minutes: resistance band strength training, squat challenge
Nutrition: I really struggled in this area this week. I've been feeling down because of my eyes. Then going to a conference. There were some decent salad options at meals, and there were some delicious eggplant roll-ups (must find a recipe!) on Friday night. It's hard being out of the "normal" routine.
I am re-focusing my efforts on proper portions and balanced clean eating this week! Here's our healthy menu plan for the week. I loaded up on a GRIP of Chefs Requested steaks last week - woot!
The Scale: Blergh. Up .5 lb this week. But considering the less than perfect food choices at the conference, I'm okay with it.
Because our daughter is only 3.5 years old, we are still doing a lot of the influencing for all of our family. We are tying to make a healthy lifestyle the "norm" for us. We want our daughter to automatically know that fruits and veggies are an every day occurrence, and juice, soda, candy and cookies are not. We allow occasional treats, but they are just that - treats. We also encourage lots of physical activity - walking in the neighborhood, learning to ride a bike, playing chase, playing on the playground. Ladybug has even told us that she wants to learn how to play golf. I can see that being a fun family activity for us.
This post is sponsored by Mamavation and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.