This week was the first in a long time that I officially planned my meals, bought ingredients for those and followed when I would eat them. It feels great to make dinner and have leftovers for my work lunch the next day!
I kind of even meal planned my breakfast by switching between this addictive Cheerios Peanut Butter cereal every other day and the Better Oats oatmeal.
Came home to find this French cheese on my back step! I won it from a blog and I can’t wait to dig into it.
After meditating, I started making dinner. Tonight was cheese ravioli with parmesean cheese, toasted walnuts, garlic and asparagus.
It was another Woman’s Day recipe! I felt like it could have had more flavor. Maybe I would have added mushrooms and spinach to get more veggies in and change the taste ever so slightly.
Dessert was Brown Cow maple yogurt. Love having that as a sweet treat after dinner.
Before we left for the gym, Craig had the kitties doing their own exercise! Tanzi was chasing him back and forth down the hallway and Karma was watching it all happen and sort of running towards them (he’s excused because he has a collapsed lung). Below is them playing with/in the box my cheese came in today.
The gym was entertaining tonight. Craig witnessed a nasty fight between twin sisters and the “usual” gym characters were there to watch. While watching people, we walked the track, did the elliptical, lifted weights and I rowed.
I’m almost done with the book I started earlier this week, so my goal is to finish that tonight! Time to turn into a bookworm.
My co-workers and I are started a three month wellness program at work yesterday. I am very excited as it will provide me with some extra motivation to keep eating healthy and exercising. There are two components–tracking steps each day (we are virtually walking to a particular location) and weight loss. I stay around the same weight and don’t expect to lose much, if any, over the three months. As a result, I’ll just be participating in the activity portion and if I happen to lose weight, then great!
The program is actually based on information from my husband’s work wellness program. I sent over details and spreadsheets to our HR director and she thought certain aspects of their program could be applied well to my workplace. We received free pedometers from the YMCA for tracking our steps. There are also activity equivalents to convert into steps. We will receive healthy recipes and tips each week, which excites this fitness and nutrition nerd!
Unlike my husband’s work, we have no incentive for prizes or wellness money towards fitness products. Despite that fact, it has already been a bonding experience for us who are participating and it gives us something fun and other than work to discuss “around the water cooler.”
In the e-mail she sent out to all participants, our HR director gave me credit for giving her the information from Craig’s work. Since then, I’ve sort of become one of the unofficial point people on the program. A co-worker called me this morning about interpreting his activity on the treadmill into steps, etc. I told him, “I wish I could do this sort of thing as a job as I just get so excited about it!” Another co-worker asked for my advice later in the day.
Does your work have a wellness program and if so, does it offer incentives other than the fact that you’ll get healthier?