Thursday, May 3, 2012

Meal & Workout Planning {May}

I've gotten badly out of the habit of working out every day.  It seems like the longer I go, the easier it is to make excuses as to why I shouldn't or why I can't or why I don't have time.  This is probably true about nearly every aspect of life, but I've come up with a new plan.  I'm going to plan out all of our meals for the month of May.  After I've chosen meals for each day, I'll go in and "assign" exercises to myself based on how much time I have to work out either before or after dinner.  We'll see how it works.  =)  I've come up with 7 different exercises that I enjoy doings, but I easily get bored.  I can do 6 each week, a different one every day, and still have one day off a week.  
(1) Walking
(2) Yoga
(3) Jogging
(4) Swimming
(5) Outdoor Biking
(6) Stationary Biking
(7) Dance Workout

Yeah...I'm a mega-genius.  ;)  Maybe.  We'll see how this plan works.  I've never in my life had so much "structure" but maybe it will help me.  I'm pinning a lot of these recipes & exercise variations, so follow me on Pinterest if you're interested!  :)   

Monday, April 30
Spicy Chicken Nuggets with Green Beans & Potatoes

Tuesday, May 1
Pork Chops {slow cooked in cream of chicken soup} with Baked Beans

Wednesday, May 2 
"Special Chicken" with Edamame
Stationary Bike while it cooks

Thursday, May 3

Friday, May 4
**I'll be out of town with my mom and grandma, so I probably won't work out.

Saturday, May 5
**I'll be out of town with my mom and grandma, so I probably won't work out.  However, we will do a bit of walking on Saturday.  While it's not a work-out, it's better than sitting still. 

Sunday, May 6 
**I'll get home sometime this afternoon, so we'll probably eat light but not have much time to work out.  I'll start back on Monday.  

So, maybe people will think I'm lazy or finding excuses as to why I "can't" work out.  Whatever.  LIVING is more important to me.  Spending time with people I love is more important to me.  I choose life.  I'd like to choose health and life simultaneously...but it's not in my genes.  I can kill myself to be skinny & healthy OR I can spend time with people I love when I have the chance.  Or...I can do a little of both.  I pick both.  =)

When I get home from being away, haha, I'll be in desparate need of a trip to the grocery store!  Using my handy dandy shopping list printable, I'll make a huge trip!  I went ahead and did a menu-plan for the month of May so that I'd know what ingredients to stock up on.  :)  If I don't stick to it exactly, it's okay to rearrange things, you know.

Monday, May 7
I'll have to make a special effort to do Yoga on Monday Morning, because I'll go grocery shopping Monday after work..
Spicy Chicken Nuggets, Baked Zucchini Tots

Tuesday, May 8
Homemade Pizza
(Day Off)

Wednesday, May 9
Town House Cracker Pork Chops, with Green Beans
Stationary Bike while it cooks 

Thursday, May 10
Tacos with Ground Turkey Meat
Dancing Workout

Friday, May 11
PB&J Sandwiches (white bread for him, wheat for me), with chips & salsa (for him) and guacamole (for me)

Saturday, May 12
Hot Dogs & Salad
Bike Outside

Sunday, May 13
Crockpot Beer & Ketchup Chicken on homemade buns for him & for her
    my hubby doesn't like bbq sauce, so I'm using this recipe but subbing ketchup for bbq sauce

Since my plans are for the entire month, I'm prepared to be flexible.  I know that things will come up - events at church, dinner with friends or family.  BUT, my point is to have the majority of the ingredients on hand and exercises to do along with those meals.  This will (hopefully) help me make time for healthy activities.

Monday, May 14
Tuesday, May 15
Pizza Casserole
Stationary Bike

Wednesday, May 16
Crockpot Honey Seseme Chicken

Thursday, May 17
Friday, May 18
Hamburgers on homemade buns for him & for her with Grilled Zucchini
Dance Workout

Saturday, May 19
Corn Dogs
Bike Ride

Sunday, May 20
Italian Pork Strips adapted from this recipe
Day Off

Hooray!  It's my hubby's birthday week!  I'm going to make his favorite foods all week long!  This won't be the healthiest week, but I love my hubby and he deserves a week-long feast for his birthday!  

Monday, May 21

Tuesday, May 22
Hot Dogs & Tater Tots

Wednesday, May 23
**Happy Birthday, Mr. Robinson!**
Breakfast:  Funfetti Pancakes
Spicy Chicken Nuggets with french fries
Birthday Cake = Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Icing is what he asked for...this is what he'll get.
Excercise:  Other ;)

Thursday, May 24
Hamburgers on homemade buns for him & for her with French Fries
Bike Ride

Friday, May 25
Chicken Parmigean with Texas Toast 

Saturday, May 26
Spicy Beef Mexican Tortillas with rice and cheese sauce
Stationary Bike Ride

Sunday, May 27
Chicken Tikka with Carrots, Sweet Rice, & Naan

Coo Coo Kachoo, 
Mrs. Robinson


Bethany Scruggs said...

lol!!!! loveee the "other" exercise for his birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, girl, you are wearing me out! A list this big scares me, but you go girl!

Erin said...

BAHAHA- "Other" certainly is good exercise ;) You crack me up Mrs!!

I like making monster planning lists like this. Even if things come up, it DOES help you see where you're headed and how you can change things up when needed. You go girl!!!

Nikki said...

You seem so focused and determine! That alone will get you the results you want! Stick with it you got this!

Val said...

I like this because it's so DOABLE. The recipes aren't crazy complicated and the workouts aren't ridiculous. the food you're planning for your husband's birthday week looks SO good. I know how it is to have a husband who looooves unhealthy food lol.

TIffany Gabriel said...

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan lined up chicka!!!

Kristen said...

great plan! You can absolutely do this!