This Week's Menu is Brought to You by Canine:
This should be a really cheap week. The only things I need to buy are for the Chicken Soup this weekend. Everything else I have already got in the freezer! Thanks Canine :)
Monday - Spaghetti & Meatballs w/ steamed broccoli & carrots
Tuesday - Chicken, Shrimp, & Veggie Faux Lo mein
Wednesday - Tomato & Meatball Soup w/ salad
Thursday - believe it or not we are going on a real date! (unheard of)
Friday - Cornflake Crusted Tilapia w/ green beans
Saturday - Take Out
Sunday - Chicken Soup & Homemade Bread
Diet & Exercise:
I'm trying to get up to at least 20% of my caloric intake coming from protein. I probably started out two weeks ago at about 40-50 grams of protein and I need to bump it up to at least 100 grams a day. I will say that on the days I get close to 100 grams I am MUCH more satisfied throughout the day and have a lot less sugar cravings. Now keep in mind that I eat over 2000 calories a day so 100 grams is the goal for me. If you want to aim for 20% protein divide your calories by 5 and then that number by 4... the result will be your protein gram goal. This is not by any means a cray high protein diet but if you are a carb oriented person like myself this might be a good way to try and balance your diet out.
Last week I didn't make all my exercise days... that seems to be the story of my life lately! This week I'm shooting for 3 Crazy cardio session of 70-80 minutes each and 2 full hours of pilates. If I can't seem to fit in more 5 days (and I can't) then I'm just going to working really hard on the days I do workout. FYI.... I've got a new incline routine for anyone that is bored or has acclimated to my old routine... this one KICKS your ass. I'll post about it tomorrow.
Cleaning, Chores & Errands:
You may recall that I've mentioned our new carpet issues.... you know that something is shedding all over it and I have to vacuum at least every other day now otherwise it looks like this:
Well I think I've identified the culprit:
We got this blanket for Christmas, and although it is soft and warm, having bits all over the rug isn't worth it! So I'm putting it in the basement for the week to test my theory out.
In the meantime here's what I've got on tap:
Monday - vacuum & stain treat
Tuesday - grocery shop and run laundry
Wednesday - put away laundry (wait till you see the modifications we've made in this department!)
Thursday - write & send Baby's b'day thank yous (finally got out Kid's xmas ones last week!)
Friday - vacuum & spend time online shopping for a new desk (that has storage!)
Saturday - spend 45 minutes doing actually cleaning
(kids are crazy I'll be back....)