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Do you have any idea how many posts I’ve written on this blog dedicated to getting my shit together?
This is because I am constantly on a mission to be better than I am. To be perfectly honest with you, sometimes I just suck at all things life related. I have this idea in my head that if only I were a bit more organized than all of my problems would magically be solved and all of my anxiety would cease to exist.
With this in mind, I woke up super early this morning, brewed myself a nice cup of coffee and settled down with all of my planning materials to plan out meals and workouts for the coming week…
Then I got bored and ended up reading this blog post that wants to help you have a more organized home in just 4 weeks. With visions of perfection dancing in my head I quickly moved on to this other blog post she wrote about creating a routine. It didn’t take me long to feel completely inadequate. You see, perfection isn’t my forte…
So, when Brent suggested I put aside my planning materials and take the girls sledding instead, I gladly ditched what I was doing in order to partake in some old fashioned family fun.
After we got home and put Penelope down for her nap I finally settled down to plan out my meals and workouts for the next week. As I said in my previous post, I’m using this week as a dress rehearsal for the weeks ahead. For the next 16 weeks I will be completing my student teaching. This means that in order to accomplish everything I have laid out before me I have to be organized (even if I think it makes me a boring person). I’m hoping as the weeks progress this ritual of planning everything out ahead of time will become easier because it took me forever to decide what I wanted to eat and what kind of workouts I wanted to do.
So, here it goes… my attempt at being way more organized than I actually am.
I haven’t lifted weights in nearly a month due to sickness and the holidays so I’ve decided to take it easy focusing on three movements back squat, push press and deadlift.
Monday– (4 a.m.) 3 x 5 back squat, 15 min HIIT treadmill session, 30 min elliptical
Wednesday– 3 x 5 push press, 3 mile
Friday– 3 x 5 deadlift, 15 min HIIT treadmill session, 30 min elliptical
There’s a lot of yoga and cardio mixed in there this week because it helps me clear my mind. I’ve cried no less than 3 times today about my days as a stay-at-home mom being over. I caught myself sniffing Penelope’s head more times than I would like to admit because I’m super sad about not being able to have as much time with her as I’ve become accustomed to. (If you are a working mother and you kind of want to punch me in the face that’s okay.)
I didn’t do any of the prepping that I will be required once student teaching starts because, quite frankly, I didn’t have to.
Monday– Chicken Harvest Soup
Tuesday– New Year’s Eve Dinner (That means I’ll be having lobster tails if Whole Foods has them on sale like they did last year.)
Wednesday– Kale Fried Rice with pan seared chicken
Thursday– Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with meat sauce
Friday– rotisserie chicken with balsamic roasted butternut squash and onions with couscous (Just drizzle veggies with olive oil and balsamic vinegar add salt and pepper and roast at 400 30-40 minutes.)
Here are a few salads I want to try for lunch to see if they would be good for packing and taking to school with me later on.
Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing
Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing
Lacinato Kale Salad
Okay, I’m tired now. According to my schedule I needed to be in bed forty-five minutes ago in order to ensure I had a full seven hours of sleep before heading out to the gym. Plus, I kind of want to take a shower and wash all of this nerdiness off of me. I feel like I need to do something reckless in order to regain my street cred… I might just live on the wild side and not even edit this post. What do you think of that Type A’ers?!
I’ll check in with you later to let you know if I actually crawled out of bed on time 😉