Due to polar vortex #2 sweeping through Chicagoland, we were strongly encouraged to work from home on Monday and Tuesday. It was SO nice to be able to get work done without distractions, and without the sterile cubicle environment. But when I’m at home, I tend to snack away mindlessly. But this time, I was much more aware of my food choices (and I think my food journal was a large part of that.)
Unfortunately, I found that I did use food when I was stressed this week: I had a two scoop sundae from Culver’s after a tough day at work, and then two donuts another day after I hit a deer on the way home. (I’m fine- but there is some body damage to my car…). I know I eat when I’m stressed, but I need to dial it back in. Or at least have one scoop and one donut instead of two- sheesh. My sweet tooth definitely got the better half of me!
Rachel and Heather both suggested protein powder to curb cravings and snacking and keep you fuller longer, so picked up some vanilla EAS protein powder and gave it a try. To my surprise, it didn’t taste like chalk when I mixed it with milk! I hope to try it in a few more recipes to mix it up a bit.
Anne also had a good tip: brush after each meal! It works right? I mean who has had a glass of OJ after you brushed your teeth?! Eeew. But instead of being judged at work for brushing my teeth in the bathroom, I think I’ll plan to bring a bottle of mouthwash instead—same idea right?
Saturday- Kettlebell/plyo/boxing workout with Kim and some other fabulous bloggers! (Read more here.)
Sunday- rest (Not gonna lie, I was quite sore after Saturday’s workout!)
Monday- 29:30 on the treadmill (3.1 miles) + T25 Ab Intervals DVD
Tuesday- Popsugar videos: 10 min arm workout (tough!), 40 minute bikini workout
Wednesday- Was supposed to go to spinning with friends but hit a deer. Lovely.
Thursday- Muscle Sculpt class at work
Friday- 30:00 on the treadmill (3.25) miles planned
How was your week?
Image courtesy of Katie at Live Half Full. Check out her progress too!