Crazy. I slept in again. Good thing I actually caught up my work by Tuesday and the bosses are on the road at a convention this week. Not that they can tell when I sleep in because they are four time zones behind me and I am always on top of things, but I still feel guilty. I need to get out of this routine, but I guess my body needs it. You’d think I didn’t get enough relaxation on vacation!

Had another good day yesterday. Stuck exactly to my plan aside from one pudding cup, but I always underplan by a couple of points just so I can do things like that. Seems to work for me. Actually, come to think of it I didn’t eat my grapes so really it evened out points wise. That taco salad I made was fan-freaking-tastic. Looked a little like a dog’s breakfast…haha…but still tasted great going down. I love me some beany-cheesy-chickeny-salad goodness! That chicken rollup filling recipe was a good find….and those little tortilla salad toppers are perfect for that Mexican crunchiness without needing a whole taco shell or tortilla.

Workout was good too. Went right after work….it was busy but I still managed to snag a treadmill. My running was a little off (my lungs are feeling really labored this week, which is generally my issue….I swear I have child’s sized lungs) so I did 1-1 running/walking intervals…came up about 50 cals short in the end, but such is life. I did add on an extra 10 minutes on the Stairmaster though….and I’m really concentrating on adding planks to my strength training each session. Yesterday I added side planks to the routine, and now my goal will be to lengthen the amount of time I hold each position. Currently I have excellent form for about 15 seconds, then mediocre form for another 10 seconds or so….I’m working to 30 seconds of perfect form, then a full minute in each position. Good for my core and my bad lower back.

Today will be a similar workout. Obviously sleeping in is forcing me to evening workouts but that’s fine. I’ll be running/stepping/planking my way to a healthier me, with crunches & bum exercises of course!

Today’s eats…

– coffeeeee with skim & demerara
– oatmeal with unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, 1/2 banana, ground flax, coconut, raisins, and a drizzle of PB2 (breaky & lunch all in one)
– grapes & light cheddar
– baby carrots & hummus
– spinach & mushroom omelette, served with a sundried tomato turkey sausage (from Sobey’s…low cal and super freaking tasty) and toast
– tea & granola bar
– strawberries & ff yogurt if still snacky