This is my Mamavation post for Monday, November 22, 2010.
How was your week last week? Did your drink your water? Get your beauty sleep? And eat your 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies? (Remember: fruit and veggies are chock full of fiber!).
This week I took it easy. Seriously I did. My kids watched WAY too much TV as a result, but all of the visitors and excitement over the past two weeks finally caught up with me. I would feel much more rested now but baby Amber has decided that sleep is over-rated, unless it’s being done in mommy’s arms. I’ve had a few nights this week where I got to practice my S’s:
It’s ok tho – once Amber finally gets to sleep (and stays asleep), she’ll sleep for a good 6 hrs straight. Not too shabby.
I miss working out. I do – but man, I really don’t have the energy to do it. Just doing the laundry for FIVE people is a workout
In addition to running loads of laundry up and down the stairs, I’ve been eating lots of fruits and veggies and protein. I even tried a few new recipes this week (can you believe I had never tried making meat loaf before?). My kids loved it, so that was awesome! getting protein into little girls is rather hard so I’m so excited that they’ll eat meat loaf – just another option for me to serve.
This coming week will be the same as last – getting used to being a family of five and recovering. I may also bring the kids to an indoor playground so they can run around, as they’re just like mommy – they need their exercise!
Congrats to this week’s Sista of the Week, my pal Heather @notdiyheather from the blog “Not a DIY Life. Heather recently ran her first 5K after following my training program! I’m so proud of her and all that she’s accomplished!!
This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by @subwayfreshbuzz. One winner of the blogging carnival wins $100 towards the fitness goal of their choice! I sure would love that – I’d put it towards a treadmill, as it seems getting outside to run this winter may not be as easy as I had initially thought…
Fitness Tip of The Day: The frequency of your strength training depends on whether your goals are to get bigger and stronger (less often) or whether you want to get leaner and more defined muscles (more often).