Meet the Sullivans: Motivational & Menu Monday

February 2, 2015

Motivational & Menu Monday

Hey there! Did you watch the Super Bowl yesterday? We did, and I saw some of the game, most of the commercials and all of the Half Time Show -- my Super Bowl priorities are obviously in their correct order! We're 49ers fans in this house, but we're proud of Tom Brady (a San Mateo native, like us) and the Pats. The commercials were all really emotional and the Half Time Show was not as great as I had hoped. What did you think of the whole thing?

I'm starting back with my Motivational Monday posts this week in hopes in will keep me on track -- bathing suit season is only months away!

Goal: Make healthy choices for me and my family, including making healthy food choices and staying active.

Progress to date: Since I started writing these posts I've lost about 7 lbs, making quite the plateau around the holidays, but I'm back on track now.

Highlight of last week: Taking 13, 300 steps on Wednesday and surpassing my 10,000 steps-a-day goal most days this week. My FitBit is a real motivator.

Challenge of last week: Making a baker's dozen of cute teddy bear sugar cookies for O's class and not eating one myself!

Workouts: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday were gym days. I've been doing 30-40 minutes of strength training, followed by 20-30 minutes on the stair climber. We also did a walk around the block one night this week, earning me an extra 1,300 steps. 

Lessons I learned this week: According to my FitBit I am more sedentary on the weekend. I still reach 10,000 on those days, but I don't achieve it until bedtime. I know this is because I make a conscious decision to spend less time picking up and straightening the house on the weekends in favor of spending time with my family, which is wonderful. I'm hoping to balance this out by getting out for a walk on the weekends too.

Here's our menu plan this week:  
 monday - Oven baked lettuce wrap fajitas
tuesday - (Mommy will be out!) Pizzas for Keith and O
wednesday - turkey-pesto meatballs, roast tomatoes and zucchini zoodles
thursday - slow Cook Paleo Sesame-Orange Chicken (Over Coconut Cauli Rice)
friday -  slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with avocado 

Now we're off to the outlets to do some shopping! Hopefully all that walking will earn me 5,000 steps by lunch!


Jess Beer said...

Ah I didn't know you got a fitbit! We should be fitbit friends! You can find me here:

Jess said...

Good for you on your goals and exercising! I'm trying-key word trying-to be better and work out. It's just so hard on some of the colder winter days.

Laura Keenan said...

7 lbs?! Awesome job! I think the Fitbit is such a motivator, but I rarely get over 7,000 steps of I don't make it to the gym. I would love to be friends on Fitbit... I'm always curious how active other SAHMs are!