Operation: Get Back on Track

After this weekend’s sugar binge, I had to start today on the right track. I know that I have to force myself to start eating better again. The fact that I haven’t worked out since last Thursday is not helping. :( So this week will officially be Operation: Get Back on Track. Catchy name, yes?

I started the day with a healthy breakfast of eggs, all natural bacon, cheese, and 365 Organic Mighty Multigrain bread. Of course, I couldn’t forget the hot sauce. ;)

This breakfast was tasty, filling, and healthy. Loved it!

I continued my healthy eating at lunch. I had Jason’s Deli (I LOVE this place!). I had half a whole grain wrap with marinated chicken, sautéed onions and peppers, and low-fat honey mustard.

I had some of their delicious Southwest Chicken Chili with my wrap.

This evening, when I got home the last thing I felt like doing was working out. I was tired from work and just tired in general. But I remember a good point that Julie made recently. There are 168 hours in a week. Seven hours dedicated to exercise is really not that much in the grand scheme of things. So I did a (very intense) 40 minute strength training workout by Exercise On Demand, followed by 20 minutes on the elliptical. I felt so much better after the workout! I am going to repeat this to myself when I am not motivated to work out.

After my workout, I played with my dog a bit and my husband made a delicious dinner: whole wheat pasta with organic pasta sauce and some cooked chicken breast as well. Yummy!

The highlight of my day? Receiving my very first Christmas gift, courtesy of Amazon. My very good friend, Luke sent me a few items off my Amazon wish list. This was a total surprise, which made it even better!

In the package was Seduced by Bacon: recipes an lore about American’s favorite indulgence, Pumpkin: a super food, for all 12 months of the year, and A Reliable Wife. I have to admit that when I saw the books about pumpkin and bacon, I was drooling a little. I can’t wait to go through all the recipes! And the third one, A Reliable Wife, will be perfect reading material for my upcoming trip to Alabama to visit Corey’s family. Thanks Luke! :)

It occurred to me today that it is going to be difficult to schedule in time for working out this week. Difficult, but not impossible. There are a million things to do in the days leading up to Christmas. There are last minute gifts to buy, presents to wrap, baking to be done, an oven that needs replacing, and of course I will have to pack for a trip to Alabama to visit my husband’s family.

With all of these items on my to-do list, the stress is going to be higher than ever. I will probably feel like skipping workouts to do other things (or just relax and watch TV) and I will probably feel the urge to binge on sweet snacks. I need to focus on my goal of losing weight and remember how incredible working out makes me feel. I may not be able to lose very much weight this holiday season, but I can certainly do my best to maintain it. And if I stay active, maybe I won’t feel so guilty if I have an extra cookie (or four). :)

How are you planning on staying fit this holiday season?

11 responses to “Operation: Get Back on Track

  1. Seriously, I’ve noticed that whenever I overeat, it’s ALWAYS sugar that I’m consuming. It’s kind of weird, but the way I’m trying to stay fit this holiday season is by allowing myself to indulge and using that for extra fuel for workouts :) Have a great week!

  2. Lots of love! Happy holidays.

  3. I like “Operation Get Back on Track”. I can’t wait to do the same post-baby. Its more about feeling good though. I know what you mean!

  4. Is that a pumpkin cookbook?! I am dying of jealousy!!!

  5. I’m going shopping for a pumpkin book I think ;) I never knew such a thing existed! I’m just trying to survive the holidays, I hate worrying too much about my weight when it’s only a week or 2 out of the year, but come January, I’ll be back to my normal workout and eating routines :)

    • I found the cookbook on Amazon.com by accident and I’m so glad I did! I have also decided not to worry too much about my weight right now. I’m going to eat well when I can and exercise when I can. Hopefully it won’t be too hard to get back on track come January!

  6. Looks like a day of good eats :) I’m squeezing in my workouts as normal so far, but I’ll take a few days off when we head up to my in-laws’ for the holiday.

    Don’t stress too much about the sugar overload–in a couple weeks the holidays will be over and things will return to normal :)

  7. Looks like you got right back on track with your yummy food for the day! As far as staying fit for the holidays, I do admit I have my fair share of sweets! However, when I work out, I find it much easier to stay away. I just ask myself: “you just had had a great work out, are those cookies worth it?” Usually the answer is no. Sometimes the answer is yes. I’m okay with that too! :)

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