Beginning of a month means beginning of a new set of goals.
Does the beginning of November mean the end of fall? Because suddenly I’m not craving pumpkin-flavoured everything.
Hello, banana oats! It’s been a long time since I’ve had them, but I was feeling a banana this morning. My usual protein mix: 1/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup liquid egg whites in the microwave. Cinnamon, vanilla extract and a sliced banana mixed in with peanut butter and wildberry jam on top. Delicious.
I can’t decide if this is genius or madness.
I had some leftover tuna salad from the tuna melts I made on Tuesday. I was having a sweet potato craving, so I microwaved a sweet potato and the tuna on top with a bit of cheddar. Sweet potato tuna melt?
It was delicious, so I’m going to have to go with genius.
First, reviewing the goals I made for October.
1. Do yoga twice a week.
Did I accomplish this? Well…sorta.
For the first two weeks, yes – I was enthusiastic and loving it. By the third week my enthusiasm was beginning to wane, and by the end of the month? Didn’t do one session by the final week. I had gotten busy, yes, but I’m realizing that I’m more inclined to commit to yoga when it’s once every week or two. I enjoy it, but I usually don’t enjoy it until it’s over, you know? I’ll still try to break out the yoga mat for a session once in a while, but I won’t stress out over how often I do it.
2. Up my protein up to 110 – 130 grams a day.
Done and done. I was routinely hitting my protein goal – I tried not to rely too much on powders, but a scoop of whey during the day and a 1/2 – full scoop of casein before bed definitely helped. I also made sure every meal and snack had some sort of protein. Keeping this up should be no problem at all, now that I’ve gotten into a good routine with it.
3. Eat more in general.
Yes and no. I’ve come to some realizations lately, that I will elaborate on in a post next week – I have a lot to say about the topic.
4. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, birthday and Halloween.
So all in all, pretty happy with those goals!
And the new ones:
1. Stop counting.
Again, going to elaborate more in a future post (look for it Tuesday) but I’ve realized I’m happier when my food doesn’t have numbers. I know how to eat a higher protein diet so I know counting protein grams/anything else isn’t necessary.
2. Keep on top of my schoolwork while still allowing time for myself daily.
I was explaining to my mom the other day that things like cooking and blogging are my de-stress time. But it’s hard to put a lot of time into it daily while staying on top of my schoolwork. So the plan: Work on school related things until dinner, then it’s food, blogging and couple time with the boy. I don’t believe in an all-or-nothing approach when it comes to school – I do better when I don’t obsess and force myself to do nothing else but schoolwork.
3. Have a fabulous time in Chicago!
I’m off the Chicago for a conference in mid-November! Although I’m going to be at the conference for a lot of the trip (obviously) I will have some free time and plan on using it exploring and eating my way around the city. Clearly, starting with some deep dish pizza.
4. Keep chugging away at Slim and Sculpt.
On Sunday, I will be halfway done my program with Carrie. I feel like I am starting to see some good results! It’s definitely gotten harder in phase 2, but I’m determined to stick with it.
And that just about covers it. Have a fabulous Friday!
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