Speaking of next month, I started putting together my fitness goals for January. I like the idea of doing stuff for 30 days and going on to the next thing and continuing to mix things up. I wanted to go ahead and put some thought into what I wanted to do and accomplish. I think I picked some good things, a squat challenge, a plank with a leg lift challenge and dumbbell challenge. I'm also going to start adding running to the mix because I realized that I have the Shamrock Half in March! It's like oh yeah, guess I should train for that. I didn't use an official training plan, I just put together some mileage that sounds right to me. I'm pretty excited about everything I put together, I really like the results I'm getting from adding even a tiny bit of strength training to my routine, so I really want to do more. I also like that I've figured out tons of options to where 1) I will never have to enter a gym again and 2) won't have an excuse in the summer since I now have routines that can be done indoors!
I also spent some time yesterday researching ideas for freezer meals. One of my goals for the rest of this month and next is to really put some effort into making a lot of frozen meals and stashing them in our drop freezer. I did a little bit of that when I was on my sabbatical at the beginning of the year and it really did make life easier, or at least it did until I ran out of meals lol. I will admit that Pinterest has been pretty helpful in getting ideas for freezer meals, in fact I found a great site that has ideas for crockpot recipes where you assemble all of the ingredients in bags, freeze them, and then just dump them in the crockpot whenever you intend to cook it! I spent all day today putting together the meals and stashing them in the freezer. I did take a break to eat lunch and watch
|Stack o' Meals|
|Used a pitcher to put the bags in when filling so they didn't tip over.|
Due to the meal factory I had going, I wasn't able to squeeze in Richard today (that sounded awful). I did 7,300 steps so far just from being in the kitchen all day! I'm taking a little bit of a breather and then am going to do my challenge stuff and my Stomach Formula. And then I may collapse into a coma, because I am SO tired lol.
90 second plank
150 second wall sit (these are starting to majorly suck)
Stomach Formula Day 1
Breakfast: Berry and cranberry protein smoothie
Lunch: Pimento cheese, Dr. Kracker flatbread, pear
Dinner: Cabbage casserole (Runs For Cookies recipe) and Rice
Snack: Popcorn with nutritional yeast
Musical Advent Day 15 - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings" by Barenaked Ladies
So I really love Barenaked Ladies, and I love both of those Christmas songs, so having them meshed together in a trio of amazingness is really more than anyone could ask for. What I do not love is that Sarah McLachlan is in the track, not because I think she has a bad voice, but because she will forever be the lady who brought us the 45 minute really sad "Arms of the Angel" ASPCA commercial. I mean seriously, I have pulled muscles diving for the remote to change the channel whenever that thing comes on it because makes me so upset. I love animals more than people 97% of the time, and I'm all for helping homeless and abused animals but good lord. Anyway, this is a really great track and at least there are no sad, shivering animals on the video, so enjoy.