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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Weekly Weigh In


Hi guys. Robyn's not feeling well this week but will hopefully be back and better than ever at the next Weigh In. 

For me, it’s week two of the Six Week Grind and I am down almost 3 pounds. Woo-hoo! I’m celebrating but I am TIRED!! I need to get on a better schedule. Last week, it went something like this:

Work until 6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

Speed through my hour long commute to make it to the gym

Workout from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Head home, shower and cook (usually around 10:15 p.m.)

Eat at 11:00 p.m.

Prep lunch for the next day at 11:30 p.m.

Clean up (read: throw dinner plates in the sink for Ash to do the next day; we do that whole, “If I cook, you clean” thing)

Prep blog posts or watch TV until about 1:30 or 2:00 
a.m.

Sleep for 5-6 hours

Start again.

This schedule has meant sleeping until the last minute, rushing around like a mad woman to get ready for the day and dealing with a SERIOUS energy crash around 11 a.m. (and sometimes again around 3:00 p.m.). I stay away from coffee and energy drinks because they make my heart race. So usually, I'm nodding and trying not to face plant onto my desk. NOT. GOOD.

I started thinking of how I can modify my schedule to better fit this lifestyle. I can’t change my job so afternoons workouts are not an option (except on weekends). Sometimes, I have a slow day and can leave between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. but that hour long commute is a killer. I decided the best option is going to be switching to morning workouts except on days when I want to attend a specific evening class. That will allow me to eat an earlier dinner and unwind between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. It also means forcing my stubborn body to go to sleep before midnight. Maybe it will be easier if I'm working out at 6:00 a.m. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!

This week’s workout is Fitness Barre.  I tried a barre class for the first time last week and though it was a bit painful, I LOVED it. It plays into the ballerina fantasies I had as a child and provides a good workout for balance and toning. If you want to try it out without committing to a paid course, try the Fitness Blender video below.

       

As for this week’s recipe, I cooked so many meals, I almost don’t know what to choose. Among my favorites were the Stuffed Ranchero Sweet Potato and the Eggplant Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles. I can also note the Eggplant Meatballs are great the next day in a pita with hummus, lettuce and tomato.

Here’s to changing my schedule (yawn) and getting more sleep (yawn) in week two!  Let’s work!! Yawn.

p/s I literally yawned about 10 times while writing this post. I’m missing kindergarten. A cot and a dark room or this desk would be so awesome right now! 


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