Monday, December 10, 2012

Coming up Briefly for Air...

Oh my goodness! Where did the week go? Wasn't yesterday Monday??? Oh no! Today is Monday - Again! Yikes!!!

This last week I was so sore. Let me rephrase: SO SORE!!! Not the usual DOMS kind of sore - that's normal stuff, this is the pray I don't have to pee cuz I can't squat kind of sore - or the if you're going to hand me something you better come closer cuz I can't straighten my arms to reach, kind of sore. Drat! I really thought I'd taken it easy (for the purpose of avoiding this pain) so I would gradually increase the work I'm doing. Evidently, I do not do easy. Or gradual. Ouch. Double ouch.

Other than my gym adventures, the week was full. When I'm not working, I'm doing tons of wedding research, and now the kicker - it turns out all the kids will be home on leave for the holiday, so they want to do an engagement party. In 2 weeks. During the holiday season. My head is spinning.

In other news, we got our tree up. Kind of. It leans. Why is it that we can never have a normal christmas tree? And, for the first time ever, one of the dogs messed with the tree! Seriously, we've never had an issue with it (and we've got some gag ornaments the family insists on hanging that I WISH the dogs would eat! Oy!). I came in last night and the floor was littered with the remnants of a silver globe. Grrr. I know the culprit was Winnie (the 1/2 pit) since Nakki is only interested in real food. I swear she looks like a Nakki-sausage, she's gained so much weight with the prednisone. It's crazy.

She's hanging in there, she spends a lot of time sleeping, but still is happy and cuddly (it's hard to cuddle with an 80 lb boxer, but we find a way). We're really hoping she'll make it to Christmas. Sigh.

I know I've slacked off on posting my daily coolers, I'm sorry!!! I'm eating the same way, I'm just forgetting to take pics then so swamped with work and everything that I'm just straight up slacking. I plan to kick my own arse this week and get back on track with updating that page.

I've also got some new meal plans to hit the store after the holiday - they'll  be available in January.

Shiloh dragged me out this weekend for engagement party outfit shopping - I have to say, I don't know where she got it, but Girl Can Shop. She walks in, finds what she wants and walks out. ??? Seriously! It's crazy. I search and search, store to store. Shi - she just goes straight to it and is done. Wow.  The serious time-consuming event was when we had to hammer out all the party details. Yeesh. She also spent time painting a ping-pong table for the party - and my dog. Really. She painted Nakki's foot. No idea how, but Nakki got splattered with navy blue paint. Oy!

Sunday was my usual Food Prep - Because of all the chaos, I'm going simple & easy - buying rotisserie chickens (clean), and breaking them down (the dogs love that part because they get all the skin and some of the dark meat), chopping my veggies, and using my crockpots like there's no tomorrow.

Proteins this week are roast beef (made it myself - woot!), chicken breast, greek yogurt, cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs and chicken sausage & meatballs. Starches are potatoes, jasmine rice, brown rice, and my low-carb wraps. Veggies include broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and my usual salad greens & shredded cabbage. Fruit is apples, strawberries, blackberries and bananas.

Today, I've got a conference call in the morning, then a gazillion things to do for work. I've also got to get cracking on Shiloh & Jared's wedding website, plus tomorrow's Recipe of the Week for Champion Nutrition. Oh, and christmas stuff and engagement party stuff. Lol. Wasn't working from home supposed to free up my time? HA!

I've done my gym time (weights and cardio) for the day - ouch. Quads, hamstrings and glutes are all yelling at me. I tried to go easy on the hammies since last week is still haunting me. We'll see how well I did with that, lol.

Happy Monday, folks!!! :-D

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