If you missed last week’s post regarding the beginning of the six weeks, go read it first!
So, this week started great and ended not as great! That’s okay though; we all knew we weren’t going to change overnight. The goal is to ultimately make changes that will be sustainable for the long term; not be perfect for a week or two and then go back to eating junk and lying on the couch!
Here’s how our first week went with our 3 goals:
MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES
For the most part, we did great! We ate overnight oats or eggs for every breakfast except for Sunday because Anson always makes french toast for all of us on Sunday! (Aww! He’s so great!)
Lunches were salads with some form of protein and some fruit. Dinners included taco salad, chicken breasts and veggies, fish and rice and my new favourite thing: rice bowls. I didn’t look up what a rice bowl actually is but I’ve been seeing so many “bowls” on social media so I just tried to copy! I made brown rice and then cut up/dumped from a can the following: red onion, avocado, mushrooms, broccoli, red kidney beans, corn, tomatoes, and carrots.
Everyone just piled the fresh ingredients on top of the rice, added a little sour cream and dug in. Anson & I were both shocked at how great it tasted. This is definitely going to be on the weekly meal plan, but this week we are subbing chick peas for rice.
Every time I wanted something sweet I dug into the Vega Chocolate Protein & Greens.
I realize it doesn’t taste the same as a chocolate bar, but the sweet factor is still there and I felt a lot better knowing I wasn’t just filling my body with sugar! The kids loved having a smoothie after school as a snack as well which kept them from starving to death until dinner!
DRINK MORE WATER
Aimee is the water champion. She drinks at least 9 cups a day as she refills her giant water bottle all day long! Anson is the worst at drinking enough water and Chloe and I fall into the middle somewhere, somedays drinking a ton and other days drinking hardly anything! We will definitely keep aiming for our 8 glasses a day because it is so important!
EXERCISE INTENTIONALLY FOR 30 MINUTES A DAY
In case you were unaware–doing a workout video with your kids is a terrible idea. If they can’t do the moves perfect the first time they whine. And complain. And pout like you’re the meanest mom ever for making them do this. Seriously, never trying that again!! Bonus is that I revived my love of Turbo Jam and enjoyed every second I did of the videos!
We did enjoy some walks while it was still warm outside and enjoyed the leaves one last time! I’m sad that fall is gone though:( It is my favourite season and I wish it lasted longer!
We definitely missed a few days of exercise together but we also had a small accident in the house! On Wednesday night Aimee knocked over one of the kitchen stools and it landed on her big toe. By Friday it was hurting worse instead of better.
I tried to drain the blood from under her nail by sticking a hot pin through her nail (she didn’t want me to but gave in after Anson walked around the corner with his drill!). Not much blood drained and she was in a lot of pain so on Saturday morning I took her to the hospital to get it checked. The doctor saw a small crack on the X-ray but said they wouldn’t do anything anyhow so she just has to stay off her foot until it heals. She isn’t impressed that she has to skip gym class but she’s planning to do lots of core work this week with me.
This week I plan on making some no bake protein bars and more granola. My friend Lisa gave me a basic recipe and it was so easy! I’m going to make some more and take pictures so I can share later this week:)
My birthday is also this weekend so treats are going to happen. Friday night is already committed to watching the new Gilmore Girls on Netflix and Aimee is so excited to eat junk food! My favourite quote this week was from Aimee–
The number one thing I’ve learned from eating healthy? That I love junk food!
Me too, Aimee. Me, too!