Heyyyyyyy! How’s it going?
Quinn and I had a nice morning yesterday! It started with a trip to Whole Foods for our weekly grocery shopping.
Quinn was wide awake when we arrived and then totally passed out by the time we left.
He was actually still snoozing when we got home, so I decided to snap a picture of my grocery haul and tell you about our meal plan for the week. (This shopping is a bit smaller than usual because I did a BIG one last week.) This week’s (dinner) meal plan:
- Sunday: Baked Chicken Parmesan
- Monday: Potato and Chorizo Dobladas
- Tuesday: American Chop Suey
- Wednesday: Homemade pizza
- Thursday: Chicken sausage, baked beans + roasted broccoli
- Friday: Out to dinner
- Saturday: Wing it/out to dinner
I ate an egg sandwich around 5:00 AM, so I was hungry again when I was at Whole Foods. I heard a rumor that the egg sandwiches from the hot bar are really good, so I had to see what they were all about. Verdict: I liked it, but mine are better! I also bought a caramel-white chocolate-macadamia nut cookie to go with my breakfast sandwich. I was planning to buy a muffin or scone, but the cookies just called to me””and, boy, I am glad I bought one. Deeeeelicious! I bought the Organic Valley creamer because it was on sale and $0.69 cheaper than the stuff I usually buy, and it’s really good. It’s definitely sweet and a little goes a long way!
Breakfast was awesome!
After breakfast, I did a few things around the house, fed Quinn, and then we headed out for a run. I planned to run 4-5 miles at Southfield, but my intestines had other plans. Blah.
So, remember when I almost got myself off steroids and then everything went to sh*t? Well, that basically happened again. This time, I stopped taking the Lialda that I was taking for years. I figured it wasn’t working anymore and maybe it was keeping me in a flare? All of the times that I stopped taking drugs for my UC, I got better, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. I mean, I’m out of options at this point. Well, I weaned down to 2.5 mg once again, felt great, and then things fell apart. I was in the bathroom all weekend, but I started to feel a little better today (when I upped my dose of Prednisone again). Anyway”¦
My plan for running 4-5 miles at Southfield turned into running/walking on the streets around our neighborhood just in case I needed to stop home to use the bathroom. I ended up popping into my house once, but the rest of the time, I was mostly fine and managed to fit in 4 miles! Woohoo!
It’s suppose to rain for the next 3 days, so I’m glad that Quinn and I got our workout in!
Every Sunday, Mal and I talk about our workouts for the upcoming week and make adjustments as needed. This week, for example, we had a few things on the agenda that we needed to plan around:
- Rain Tuesday through Thursday
- I have a facial appointment on Wednesday night
- We have plans with friends on Friday night
When I realized that it was going to rain a lot this week, I asked Mal if we could switch our usual evening CrossFit workouts, so my Monday workout would be running outside with Q instead of CrossFit, and he was totally cool with it. It’s awesome that Mal loves fitness as much as I do because we both make our workouts a priority in our lives. Of course, it’s more difficult with a baby, but we manage to stick with a regular exercise schedule as much as possible, thanks to some coordination and teamwork. And if we’re really short on time, we just do a quickie driveway or basement WOD. A little something is better than nothing and those quickie, high-intensity CrossFit-style workouts can really kick your butt in 15-20 minutes!
Question of the Day
Do you coordinate your workouts with your significant other?