Recovery Week is Over – Time to Buckle Down

This is my Mamavation Monday post for June 6, 2011

Hey Guys!

How was your week?  It looks like quite a few of you had a FANTASTIC time at Mamavation Fitcation! I sure wish I had been able to go to meet all of you FABULOUS ladies!

My week has been a challenge.  I’ve been battling a MAJOR case of the “I don’t wannas” and have been solo parenting since Wednesday (Hubby will be home June 11th).  Oh – and there was that whole recovering from the half marathon thing in there too.  All of which didn’t add up to a particularly active week:

Tues: 10 min on the eliptical, 15 min weights – Amber was crying in the gym child care so I had to leave rescue her.
Wed: Ran a VERY slow 4.53km with Brooke and Amber in the jogging stroller while Sierra rode her bike
Thurs: BODYPUMP!!! (I love that class – I’m seriously considering becoming an instructor)
Fri: REST aka I had the “I don’t wannas”
Sat: MORE REST aka I still had the “I don’t wannas ”
Sun: HOT sweaty 6.53km – I still had the “I don’t wannas” but since my parents were over I figured I’d take advantage of it and go for a run.

Picture of me after my sweaty run

My eating has been fairly good, meaning I prepared fresh meals for myself and the kids EVERY day, caving in to McDonald’s only once (today).  I found a 50% off coupon for their Tuscan Grilled Chicken Salad in the mail, so I had that instead of fries and such (Quarter Pounder).  I was quite surprised at how GOOD the salad tasted, and also VERY surprised at how low the calories are in it – I just checked… Only 340!!  Not bad.  Oh wait! That doesn’t include the calories in the dressing…  On the bright side it has 26g of protein!

I must admit that I kinda fell apart by dinner time tonight – I didn’t feel like cooking for the kids, myself AND my parents so I bought Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for us.  I really don’t know why I did that… $40 for a whole bunch of FAT calories isn’t really worth it.  Tomorrow is another day, right?

Which brings me to my next point… it’s been a LONG time since I PLANNED out my fitness.  With meals I’ve been pretty good because of that whole grocery shopping thing, but my workouts has been a whole different story.  So to help me stay on track, or even to HAVE a track, here’s my plan:

Mon: Can’t get out to meet my friend at the gym for our usual weights, because I cant leave the kids home alone, so I’ll do the  Booty Camp Fitness Ultimate Home Edition DVD
Tues: BodyPump Class
Wed:  Booty Camp Fitness Ultimate Home Edition DVD & run 5k
Thurs: Busy day – heading out to the NKOTB and BSB concert (including Meet & Greet!) – I’m going to count the 2-3 hrs dancing as a workout 🙂
Fri: Run 5k
Sat: Hubby home! Run 10k
Sun: 5k RACE!!  (Toronto Challenge that raises money for charities that benefit Seniors – my dad’s job is one of the charities, so it means a lot to help him with something he’s VERY passionate about).

Have a fantastic week everyone!  



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  • Kris @Krazy_Kris
    June 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    So funny – I’ve been struggling with the I-dont-wanna’s too – that’s why the tribe is so great – so how about we nudge eachother along and do it!

    I’m so glad you’re human… trust me!

    Have a wonderful week 😀

    • Janice
      June 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      Oh I am VERY human! Very, very, very much controlled by mood… 🙂

  • Sandra @creativebug
    June 6, 2011 at 12:20 am

    It’s always a proud day when you can eat a salad at McD’s and resist the fries! Have a blast at NKOTB!!! 😉

    • Janice
      June 6, 2011 at 7:27 am

      Yep, it sure is!Tthe kids even opted for the apple slices and WHITE milk too! I’m beginning to rub off on them 🙂

  • pauline campos
    June 6, 2011 at 3:44 am

    you look so cute in your running clothes! and forget I DON’T WANNA. you DID. you are recovering and deserve a little break. tomorrow is a new day.

    • Janice
      June 6, 2011 at 7:26 am

      Great point Pauline! I DID and this week I’m DOING again!

  • Erin @wildlifebio
    June 6, 2011 at 7:08 am

    You look amazing Janice!! And to think -you have had THREE girls! You are an inspiration.
    I love, love, love Body Pump too! Even though sometimes in lunge track I am thinking “why the hell am I here” lol. I definitely love the results I have seen thus far. I hope you become an instructor.
    Hope you have a great week!

    • Janice
      June 6, 2011 at 7:25 am

      Dood! BodyPump is AH-MAZING! it has done tremendous things for my body, mind AND running! I owe ya a “before” and “now” picture… I haven’t looked this toned & fit since well before I had kids! The scale can kiss my butt bc it’s telling me that I weigh the same as back then, but pictures are telling a different story. Keep up with the BodyPump Erin!

  • Jenn of
    June 6, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Wish I could have made it to Fitcation as well. It was just too close to Fitbloggin and then my trip to LA for the Beachbody conference. Looks like you have a great plan for the week ahead.

  • Missy
    June 6, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I never heard of the Booty Camp Fitness DVDs but I will definitely check them out.

    On another note: NKOTB/BSB meet and greet? I’m so jealous. The BSB are my guilty pleasure – I love Howie D!

  • Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)
    June 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    You look good, mama! I think we all have those weeks. The best part about you is I know you will be right back there pushing again. You are such a great motivation. Hope you have a fabulous week and maybe next year more of us will be able to fit in Fitcation! Would love to meet you IRL.

  • Joanna @way2gomom
    June 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Sounds like you have a great & busy week ahead! Good luck, I hope the 11th comes quickly for you! After months of doing the single parenting thing every weekday, I totally feel for you.

  • Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    June 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    You know I’ve battled the “I don’t wannas” lately too. We’re all in this together. Great job planning out your fitness. I hope the remainder of solo parenting goes by quickly! Hugs!

  • Grace
    June 6, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    You look amazing! I know how hard it is to go to McDonald’s and not indulge. I have gotten so that I go through the drive through then that way I can not change my mind and order something bad.

  • colleen
    June 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I had a couple busy weeks and did fast food too much too. Your workouts look great this week…Good luck with the race!

  • Rachel @RunningRachel
    June 8, 2011 at 12:24 am

    You are such an inspiration and motivation to me! Even though you had a case of the “idon’twannas” this past week… you still got up and got out there and DID IT! Proud of you!!

    Lookin’ good, lady! 🙂

  • lorrie
    June 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

    so proud of you, you’ve come so far and are an inspiration to us all.

  • @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    June 10, 2011 at 2:13 am

    You look fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!


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