Thursday, March 01, 2012
I’m so ready for spring already! It’s actually been an easy winter – especially in comparison to last year! – so I don’t have much to complain about, but I’m thrilled that it’s light when I get home from work in the afternoon. This means the return of afternoon runs – YAAAY!!! – so I can focus on strength training at the gym. Exciting stuff!
I’m challenging myself to get 1000 fitness minutes in March, in preparation for all of the races that will be starting up in April and May. I know I can do it, even if it means getting creative (a walk on my lunch break, yoga after putting DD to bed, etc.) if the schedule falls through for any reason. I need to make exercise a priority!
My general exercise plan for March is:
* Run 3x per week, with a long(ish) run on Saturdays
* Strength training 2x per week (I REALLY need to work on this!!!)
* Maybe a little yoga or a nice long walk with DD on Sundays. ☺
My second challenge for March is NO TAKE-OUT FOOD. The beginning of February was nutty, and we fell back on ordering dinner waaaaaay too much. It’s expensive and not even good half the time. We’ve been doing really well the last couple of weeks, and I’m going to continue that trend by planning out the week’s meals ahead of time and sticking to it. Slow cooker meals, in particular, have been huge successes.
I just purchased the SparkPeople Cookbook, and I’m excited to add some new healthy meals to the mix. I also ordered “Bean by Bean,” and I’m psyched to add more meatless dinners to our rotation. I think I could be perfectly happy as a vegetarian… something to think about down the road!