Meet the Sullivans: Motivational & Menu Monday

February 23, 2015

Motivational & Menu Monday

Last week was a bit of a doozy when it came to workouts -- I only made it to the gym twice. It's not really that I felt tired, but my body did. My muscles were just exhausted and spent and my knees felt weak so squats and lunges felt unstable. Enough excuses though, today marks he beginning of a new week!

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

Progress to date: Weight stayed the same. Glad I didn't gain anything after missing some workouts!

Highlight of last week: The beautiful sunny weather we've been having here in California -- nothing is a greater motivator to spend more time outside! Also, I bought Better'n Peanut Butter at Trader Joe's instead of PB2 just to try something different and it is really good -- I recommend it!

Challenge of last week: Getting to the gym (see below). Maybe I need to find some workouts I can do at home? Do you have an favorites?

Workouts: 2, Monday and Wednesday. Thursday I took the time when O was in school to get things done at home, and then that night O had a fever, so we couldn't go on Friday. Friday morning I was really wishing I had gone Thursday during school. 

Lessons I learned this week: Again, keeping my gym bag packed and ready to go greatly increases the chance I'll make it to the gym. Later this week I'll show you what I keep in it!

Here's what's on our dinner menu this week: 

monday - Greek Turkey Burgers on Sandwich Thins with Sweet Potato Fries
wednesday - Pesto Meatballs with Roast Sweet Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli
friday -Take-out Costco Cheese Pizza + Salad


rachel said...

You are so good! I'm trying to get better about meal planning and so should be working out. Try and justify chasing to crazy boys as a workout. ;) Here's to a great week!

Laura Keenan said...

Sometimes it's good to give your body a rest! I've been running outside a lot more since that takes far less time than a trip to the gym. But obviously I can't do that unless Conor is home to watch liam. Finding time for workouts is definitely tough. Hard to balance everything!

Samma_Faye said...

I just downloaded Sexy Arms and 7 minute fitness apps- I like them and a good way to fit something in when I can't get out for a workout. Because of snow here . . .sniffle, sniffle.

Laureen D said...

That's been my biggest struggle getting back into working out/lifting - finding/making time. I got a kettle bell for Christmas and would like to incorporate that for at-home workouts. I have a few Jillian Michaels workout dvds that are good so I don't have to 'think' about what to do. Just push play and follow along. :) Hope it's been a good week so far!!