Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back to Planning

My schedule frequently changes, and often things get quite hectic. Now is one of those times. And when things get busy, planning is what keeps things going smoothly. If you have read my blog for a while, you’ll know that I used to plan our meals and my exercise on a weekly basis. In the summer, when I had more time, I managed without it. But now is certainly time to get back to it. So here are our meals for this week and my exercise plans. I have found that I do best if I do not plan meals for a particular day.

We are still enjoying daily homegrown tomatoes, and most of our meals include tomatoes as an ingredient or on the side. Interestingly, one tomato plant hardly produces any tomatoes, but the other more than makes up for it.

Tomato love

Weekly meals:

Meal 1: Kimchi stew
Meal 2: Tomato soup, bread, & cheese
Meal 3: Salmon & a salad
Meal 4: Healthy ramen with lots of veggies & eggs
Meal 5: Homemade pizza – I’ll “cheat” a bit and use Trader Joe’s pizza dough

Weekly exercise: After quite a break from exercise, it’s been tough getting back into a regular routine. I had to remind myself several times that I can’t expect to just continue where I was before I got injured. It’s been frustrating that I can’t lift very much weight, have trouble with intense cardio sessions, and have lost some flexibility. But I know that it’ll all come back. I just have to be patient. So here is what I have planned for this week:

Monday: Barre class – this will be my first barre class in a loooong time – I am sure it’ll be “interesting”…
Tuesday: Cardio – I’ll do a modified HIIT workout
Wednesday: Weights
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Barre class

Questions: Are you a planner? Why or why not? If you are a planner, what meals and exercise do you have planned for this week? Any meal planning tips? 

Be well,