SO how was your week?
Mine flew by…seriously, it felt like it went SO fast, and now the weekend is doing the same thing. AH! Better enjoy it while I can and get off the computer.
This week I spent a ton of time with friends in the village. There is government work available for the people right now building long, stick walls to prevent erosion where they are planning to plant some new trees. Pete and I hiked up and into the area on Tuesday to help two younger couples with their families “lot” of the work.
Otherwise there’s been a lot of the same things happening. LOTS of studying, and speaking of my 3rd language plus some language analysis…which is not my “forte.” Thank goodness I have some pretty smart co-workers! 🙂
Can you believe it’s August already! Wow.
We have a little beach
vacay break/supply buying trip planned for October, so the months of August and September are dedicated towards cleaning up my diet.
I’m pretty sure the pooch is excited about the beach too…he hasn’t told me, it’s just and educated guess. 😉
I already eat pretty healthy, but it never hurts to reign in a few things like sugar for a few months to feel my best for the sand and sun!
This is the plan:
NO refined sugar – only stevia or raw honey in small doses + natural sugar from fruit
Snacking – not quitting, just smart snacking (fat+protein+carbs)
H2O – trying to drink an extra 20oz per day
(In September I may try some carb cycling, just to see how it goes, but more on that later.)
**These are personal diet decisions. I am not saying one way of eating is more right than another. We all need to discover what works for each of us individually.
With that said, anyone want to join me?
Okay, now let’s see what’s on the EATS & FITNESS menu over here @ Fitnessinthekitchen:
Black Quinoa Patties w/ Pumpkin Sage Cashew Cream
Bean Sprout Pasta w/ Chicken Sausage
Green Curry w/ summer squash & brown rice
Millet Cheddar Egg Bake
Channa Masala (haven’t made this in 4EVER and it just sounds amazing)
Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes
The usuals will be present for breakfast and lunch. I’ve been sprouting the last week or two and loving those alfalfa and radish sprouts with tuna for lunch, and been enjoying lots of hot and cold oats for breakfast with a fruit smoothie thrown in here and there.
Sunday – Light leg day
Monday – Run day (HIIT) + Plank it Out Workout (coming – post this week!)
Tuesday – Sweaty Bodyweight Workout
Wednesday – Get Outside & Move Run + Upper Body
Thursday – Leg day (working on a new workout)
Friday – Run day (steady) + Plank it Out Workout
Saturday – this quick workout or Rest Day
Sunday – yoga
What’s on the menu at your place this week? What type of workouts are you enjoying lately?
** Challenge – try something new this week. Take advantage of the summer season and try a “new to you” veggie or fruit at the market, or push yourself to try out a new workout, or even a new exercise move. Not only will you be expanding your food and fitness horizons, but you’ll be breaking out of a rut and discovering things about yourself that you may never have discovered if you didn’t step out of your comfort zone.
Have an awesome week!!!