This going back to work thing is KILLING me! I am exhausted! I need to find my grove. Classes start next Monday so I have 1 more week of controlled craziness until the circus really comes to town.
My class schedule is looking pretty bleak, two 12 hour days, teaching 5 classes, 2 I never taught before, ugh it’s going to be a mess. However, I’m still looking forward to a set routine. I want to see how I will incorporate my new workouts into the week. Right now I’m just going when I can in then evenings but once I have 2 night classes cutting into family time, I’m worried I’ll lose my motivation.
I’m also going to take another art class and I want to keep up with this site and the community (of course). Sometimes I think I’m a gluten for punishment but there are just so many things I want to do. It’s better then being a gluten for chocolate cake I guess. ;~)
So I didn’t post my menu yesterday, and you only get an abbreviated one today. I did good overall (except for a small baked Doritos splurge last night). I’m going to weigh in tomorrow and get in my last workout for the week. Which by the way, I can’t believe I have finished 2 full weeks of workouts! I feel great! Actually, I feel better then great. Weight lifting is my new favorite activity. Don’t misunderstand, I’m not going to become some crazed muscle bound body competitor anytime soon but there is something empowering about lifting weights. I feel so confident and strong afterwards. I really recommend pushing yourself on the nautilus machines or free weights. It may not sound fun (I know it didn’t to me just a few weeks ago) but seriously now it’s me, my ipod and the weight. No 2 year old saying “hey momma, hey momma”, no phones ringing asking me advice on what classes they should take, no computer screen glowing in my face with annoying emails from coworkers, no husbands asking stupid questions like “where does this dish go” when we’ve lived in this house for 5 YEARS! Just me, my music and the sense of accomplishment that I lifted a little bit more then last time. I can feel my body getting stronger. For those that told me to do I will forever be in your debt, it truly is a great escape and the epitome of “me” time for a working mom.
Wow, I didn’t except to get on that small rant! :~) I guess I really do like it.
Anyway, here is an abbreviated menu from today. Keep an eye out for a new cold shrimp salad recipe this weekend. I made it tonight and it’s chilling in the fridge for tomorrow!
- Granola bar
- Leftover Summer Veggie Pasta
- Tastes tests of my shrimp salad
- Veggie quesadilla at restaurant and a few bites of the toddlers chicken tenders with broccoli
- Small raspberry sorbet