Daily Archives: November 8, 2009

Monthly Goal Check-In!

Bonjour! Or, bonsoir ;) Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I’m suuuper excited the weekend is over actually, I’ve got a fun week ahead! Work Mon/Tue, but then Wednesday is a holiday and Chris and I’s four year anniversary. Then I also have Thu/Fri off. Wooooot.

I woke up exactly one minute before my alarm went off this morning. Love it when that happens. Alarms clocks are so jarring. Went for a s’muffernutter breakfast cookie.

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  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate whey powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp marshmallow fluff
  • mini chocolate chips
  • splash almond milk

Fluff makes everything taste better, no?

Lunch was the usual fare, but with some delicious additions. Pita with tofu spread, red pepper, tomatoes and romaine. Bah! Tofu spread is so good!

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And super juicy honeycrisp.

Then after work it was the special Sunday spin class!! It was a-to-the-awesome. As I mentioned yesterday, spin classes are only 60 minutes long throughout the week. Today’s class was a special 75-minute weekend one. We had three instructors, and my favourite tunes. My legs were kinda dragging, but I still pushed it, burning 600 calories in the process ;) They hinted at a possible 90-minute class in the future. I’m so there.

My day had been low in protein, so I took care of that after spin with a delicious snack.

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1/2 cup plain yogurt mixed with one scoop chocolate whey powder. Topped with some chocolate & yogurt chips and coconut.
 
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May-jah yums!!! I don’t know why I don’t have the protein powder/yogurt combo more often. It was perfection.

Come dinner time, I was feeling really indecisive. Mostly because all I wanted was breakfast food! So that’s what I went with :)

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I like to think this is the Sunday morning meal I missed while at work ;)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flax

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I dipped it in 1/4 cup fake syrup whisked with 2 tsp almond butter. Totally hit the spot!

 

November Goals

It’s Sunday! Time to check in on those monthly goals ;)

Spend less on groceries.
Thanks to my mom treating me to Costco and leftovers this week! I think all I bought were cottage cheese and laughing cow (essentials!)

Have fun workouts.
Definitely had a blast working out this week!

Monday – Quite possibly the most fun exercise class there is – step!!

Tuesday - A weight lifting and HIIT extravaganza. It hurt so good.

Wednesday – A fun and sweaty treadmill speed session and abs with my mom.

Thursday -  Rest day :)

Friday – Early morning spin class. Only morning I look forward to my alarm going off.

Saturday - 4-mile trail run on a gorgeous crisp and sunny afternoon.

Sunday - Special afternoon 75-minute spin class at my gym!!!

Be less complacent with food.
I actually surprised myself with this one. As soon as I made the decision to eat with a purpose, my munching dropped drastically. Especially during my visit home this past week, which usually consists of many handfuls of Honey Nut Cheerios. Still working on the serving size complacency, which I’ll probably end up discussing in a future post this week.

Get more sleep.
I set a record this week by getting 8 hours of sleep three nights in a row!! Amazing! Part of it was that I made sure I was in bed really early on those nights (can’t say the same for the other four nights this week).

However, I think it’s also because I’ve been eating a snack immediately before bedtime. It’s no secret I’m a voracious hunger beast when I wake up in the mornings, and I think my morning hunger may be contributing to my early rising. With the night-time snack, I’m sleeping deeper, and longer into the morning. The "not eating two hours before bedtime" thing used to work for me. But let’s face it, my tummy has never slept while the rest of me has my entire life. Even as a child, I would jump out of bed and immediately stuff four toaster waffles down my throat. I think that’s only increased now that I’m more active and have purposely set my metabolism into overdrive.

Make it through the last month of work with a positive attitude.
Damn. I’m sucking at this one. Ever since I gave notice, I’ve been looking forward to it less and less.

Try my best to not let anything hold me back.
Nothing holding me back yet!

Figure out a way to get into the holiday season.
I’ve so far been able to successfully avoid all things Christmas. I suspect this will get harder as the month goes on…

Spend more time with my grandparents.
Check!! Got to see my Nana this week! :D I would like to see my other two grandparents soon though. They’re an hour drive away.

Be more honest with people.
I’m not doing very well with this. Mostly in that people at work keep telling me about these other news and radio jobs I should look into, and I don’t have the heart to tell them that’s not what I want to do. I don’t want them thinking I don’t value my time spent there, because I do.

Look for a job.
Still looking! I’ve been relying on job postings too much though, I have to start sending resumes to places that aren’t advertised as hiring. That’s how I got many of my jobs in the past…

Start playing music again.
I played my guitar for 10 minutes this week. Mostly because after that, my fingers started to hurt and I started losing my voice. I’m out of practice. H-core.

 

Question of the day: How are you doing with your goals?

Oh, and thanks for the feedback on the comment replies. I think I’ll just start replying to the blog from the e-mail notifications and paste your e-mail address in there too so you know I’ve replied :)

Have a great start to you week!

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