Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Small Victories

So it's nearing the end of my 1st week of summer vacation and I really feel like I haven't accomplished much at all. But, I have to focus on the things I did accomplish instead of what I didn't.

-I did walk/jog 3 miles on Monday. Okay, it was mostly walking but I did jog - just not much because my legs were killing me.

-I did get parts of the house clean Monday before seriously injuring the back of my foot. Downer of the week: I caught the back of my foot (right where it creases) on the door leading into the garage and tore a nice chunk of skin off. So, it hurts to walk in tennis shoes. Fantastic.

-I also ate well on Monday - did not drink coffee - and had fresh carrot and apple juice.

-Tuesday I accomplished absolutely nothing except the same juice and no caffeine.

-Yesterday, we did plan to go walk somewhere but it looked like it was going to rain. So, Jason decided to sell 2 of his guns to help us get through the remainder of the month. We decided at best we could walk around Lakeside Village and since we were getting hungry and it was lunch time we decided to try a place we'd never been - GrillSmith. This was a good test for me - - - to see if I could choose healthy alternatives while out to eat. I chose their Fitness Grilled Chicken which came with 2 sides. I chose Jasmine Rice and Smashed Cauliflower. Yummm. The whole meal - yum! I've decided Smashed Cauliflower must be a new staple side dish in our home.

-Last night, we did go for a 3 mile bike ride around the lake with Jason's brother and s-i-l. He even pulled the kiddos in a bike trailer. I was the slowest one of course but I still made it. Then we headed to Chick-fil-a for a late dinner. My wonderful brother in law actually bought all our meals buuuut he ordered me a spicy chicken sandwich with fries and a cherry coke. Very sweet of him but since I didn't know he was ordering, I couldn't tell him what I really wanted. I very kindly declined the meal, which was fine with him...it meant he had lunch for the next day. I ordered a chicken club which is grilled instead of fried, NO fries, and water. Yes, my sandwich did have bacon and cheese but hey, like I said...small victories. If you know how much I love waffle fries AND cherry coke, you'd be very proud.

-Today was much the same as Tuesday, except it was the first day I didn't have a caffeine withdrawal headache. We had freshly juiced OJ this morning which was delish! And tonight I did get to complete more of the book I'm writing. I'm about 30 pages in and while it's slow going, it's going.

-Tomorrow we head to Ocala. Hopefully I can continue to make healthy choices and get some sort of exercise in.

Monday, Jason starts his new job. We are so excited for the day when we don't have to constantly worry about finances. I think it will actually be easier for me to do stuff while he's working because I will want to keep myself busy. I think it will be better for both our healths - he will be working and will take his lunches/snacks with him (which will be healthy b/c I'm going to make sure of it) and he won't have time to sit around and do nothing with me. And I, in turn, won't want to sit around and think about him being away all the time so I will keep myself and Gabriel busy.

I'm looking forward to what the rest of this summer has to offer. I just hope my foot heals quickly so I can jump back into my Couch to 5K.

Here's to summer, folks!!!!