Weekly plan for the week of Feb 22nd

February 22, 2010

Well, my weekend was a success and this week should be okay now that I’ve thought it through.

Challenges, solutions & focus opportunities :

  • The coming week has plenty of challenges – two dinners out, one at a restaurant (which is manageable) the other at someone’s house (much less manageable).  For the dinner at the friend’s I’ll bring a healthy snack to eat on my way there, and know I have good choices at home, so if what’s for dinner doesn’t meet my diet I’ll just push it around the plate a bit.
  • Some travel, which will be 2 lunches, one dinner & one breakfast on the road.   All those are situations I know how to deal with, and I should be fine.  I probably should grab a nice salad at the train station for the trip home – a good snack, full of veggies & knowing I’m planning that should make the second day’s lunch easier to manage.
  • I get back fairly late on Friday, so dinner that night will be either takeout or maybe I’ll get it together to have something ready to go when I get home.  There are some decent takeout options that I like, so it’ll be okay.
  • We have far fewer commitments for this coming weekend, and I’m hoping to catch up on relaxing… and maybe some organizing too.

I should be able to get in plenty of exercise – at least that’s my plan.  I’m going to the gym tonight and then at least one of Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

Last week I had 3 goals :

1) Maximize Relaxing : I did well on this – it helps to have it in focus.  As my life is more stressful these days for a variety of reasons I’m going to continue this goal this week.

2) In-room exercise (while at hotel) : I did NOT do well on this. I had longer days than usual and felt really tired all week (probably because I was up so early on Monday).  I did 10 min of ab work on Tuesday night but that’s it.  I’ll need a different plan for this in the future – something easier to achieve and probably more specific.  But just a babystep.  I’m putting this goal on hold because I won’t be back in Munich for any length of time until sometime in April.

3) Adjust to hunger : I give myself credit for doing pretty well on this. Anything to do with attentive eating and listening to hunger etc is really hard for me, so any kind of progress on this front is good.  Long term I’d really love to be someone who eats when she’s hungry & stops before she’s too full.  Doesn’t that sound like a good goal? Right now I do a lot of “defensive” eating for *in case* I get hungry.  I made some small progresses on this, including one night when I ate a snack around 7pm (before dinner) but by the time I got to the hotel at 10pm I realized I was thirsty and tired but not really HUNGRY so I just drank a ton of water and went to bed.  I almost never skip meals so I thought this was a good thing to make progress on.  The goal will make a reappearance in the future, but not this week.

Goals for this week :

1) Focus on relaxing

2) Go for FOUR exercise sessions this week.  With a short business trip & two evening events four sessions is a stretch, which is why I’m making it a goal.

3) Let go of the daily weigh-ins.  I will report my weigh in tomorrow and then not get on the scale again until Monday.  I know from this weekend that this will be hard for me – breaking the daily scale routine is not going to be easy.

What’s your plan for the week?  More challenges? Or more focused?

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