Monday, March 10, 2008

This Week The Plan

Last week I actually did a really good job of staying on top of my schedule. Not scheduling workout days did remove some pressure and I ended up getting 4 really good workouts in so I feel good about that. In fact still looking for ways to really amp up my output I actually did running intervals and ran for a 1/3rd of the time (which is pretty good for a non-runner I'm thinking). I am really sore in my ankles today though!?! On reader recommendation I'll be using my new Mom Plan-It™ for my weekly meal plan and shopping lists... stay tuned next week for a review of that one. And for all of you who are bored to death with my typical meal plan, fear not, Spring is coming and my menu will start to change (plus I've finally emptied the freezer).
Okay onto this week...


Menu:

Monday - Spaghetti & Meatballs w/ steamed broccoli & carrots

Tuesday - Cornflake Crusted Tilapia w/ asparagus

Wednesday - Kid & Mr F date night

Thursday - Brown Sugar & Ginger Salmon w/ Asian veggie stir fry & spring rolls

Friday - take out

Saturday - Sauteed Chicken Breasts w/ Cesar Salad & Homemade Bread

Sunday - Meatball Soup



Diet & Exercise:

I'm just going to keep on keepin' on. I'm going to continue food journaling and calorie counting over at my food diary site. I'm going to get in as many workouts as I can. I actually really enjoyed doing the running intervals and as long as I don't start to feel it in my knees I'm going to keep it up... it was a fun change of pace.


Chores & Errands

Monday - Laundry, pay bills (play date)

Tuesday - call school district ed specialist, grocery shop (preschool)

Wednesday - vacuum, fold laundry (preschool)

Thursday - WRITE THANK YOU NOTES (preschool)

Friday - wash floors (dance)

Saturday - homeschool curriculum fair (swimming)

Sunday - clean out cubby o'shame... for real this time, laundry

10 comments:

Danielle said...

You've inspired me to make my own "weekly plans". I am really in need of an organizational makeover. Maybe getting it on paper (and sticking to it) will help me feel better!
Oh, and I'm heading to the grocery store to pick up my salmon for your BS&G Salmon this week!

katieo said...

Yay on the running intervals! I hope you can keep it up too.

Mrs. Furious said...

Danielle,
writing it down definitely helps me... since just allocating a day for each thing makes me kind of more mindful that I really should get something done each day. I don't always get it all done but I accomplish a lot more than I did before. The thinking and writing aspect is (as usual) half the battle!


Katieo,
my ankles and shins hurt but in a good "you're using a different group of muscles way". It did feel good to finally get sweaty again... I had really acclimated to my old workout. Have you seen the debt show "Maxed Out"? It is on the Style network here and is obviously Canadian. I watched 5 episodes while I was working out yesterday gearing up for tomorrow's post.

Shirls said...

Remember to keep the five B's in mind while running (or walking) and your knees should be good :0)

1. Breast bone up (roll back those shoulders)
2. Belly button in, pull in that belly button tight
3. Belt imagine a belt around your waist and someone is pulling it, it will keep your posture correct
4. Blades - keep your shoulder blades together
5. Breath, seems obvious but oddly easy to forget

if you actually think and imagine these things, your posture straightens up, your foot plants are better, your breathing is focused and I'd put money on when your feeling tired, if you just roll back those shoulders you will find just a tad more energy, its amazing how much posture makes a difference

and cause I know you who I'm talking about, I didn't make this up, its from the amazing Denise, (www.fitnessfix.ca) but of course she says and does it with more style than me :0)

Shirls said...

oh and I just saw you said your shins are hurting a bit... over striding, no need to throw that foot out the whole length of your leg, try to pull the stride back a bit should help with the shins..

and if you have a foam roller, best thing for shin splints is to roll them, oh sooooo good

(http://www.fitter1.com/Catalog/Items/FROL.aspx)

katieo said...

Ooo, shirls is really smart!

(and yes, I think I vaguely remember seeing "maxed out." But it was awhile ago...before my debt fixation...should I be Tivoing it, is it that good?)

Mrs. Furious said...

Katieo,
um... YES... you are going to love it.



Shirls,
over striding? Does that mean I'm going too fast? I'm running on the treadmill and was doing 6.5 MPH... maybe that would help?

Shirls said...

6.5 mph for a newbie runner? that is super fast! I'm not sure how tall you are but I don't get the impression that your super tall, so I wonder if your reaching your leg further out (over striding) than you should be, your foot should go in front of you but by the time your weight is on your foot it should be under you, if you feel like your trying to "catch up" to your feet, your reaching too far with your legs and its the most common reason why people get shin splints. Nasty nasty shin splits, if you look those up you will find its actually muscle tearing from bone, ugghhh

fyi - I'm not at all a fast runner but for me to do 5 km (3.11 miles) in 30 mins I have to run at 6.0 mph or faster and I'm 5'9"..

Mrs. Furious said...

Shirls,
I'm 5'3... I guess I was overachieving ;) Absolutely I felt like I was trying to catch up to my feet. Okay I'm going to go slower next time.

Cara said...

I love your weekly plans! I have now officially started a meal plan, but am only up to about 3 right now.

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