Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Get Back You Nasty Bug

Ugh ... I finally caught the cold going around our house.  For a while now I've been pretty lucky (healthy???) and haven't caught a cold.  Some of the family has been sick this winter and it's bypassed me.  But this time I've got a titch, a bit of a sore throat and super tired.  I'm hoping it stays to just that.  I'm trying to get a bit of extra rest and take things easy. 
So ... no exercise for me last night.  I came home from work, made dinner (if you can call it that) and just crashed on the couch.  I felt pretty guilty and almost went downstairs for a weight workout, but just couldn't bring myself to do it.  Hopefully I have some energy back tonight so I can get a little something in.

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Got us all signed up for the Vancouver Sun Run this May too (yay for early entry fees).  My husband is going to run it with me and my mother-in-law is going to walk it.  It's such a scenic route (or so I hear, I didn't notice last year - heehee) and I think she'll enjoy going along with her camera.  What's not to enjoy about getting out for a nice walk with 50,000 plus people on Mother's Day???

It takes about an hour for everyone to just cross the START line!  Thank goodness for chip timing.


Speaking of dinner (ya I did, way up there ^), I have been so unorganized with my meals lately.  Totally slacking on making my lunches.  We haven't had a proper dinner in a while.  It's all been helter skelter!  I'm sure the kids are loving it, but it's really not healthy long term.  I really, REALLY need to buckle down and get this area of my life back in order before it snowballs.  Sure I have excuses, but they're just that and I can overcome them with a little more effort.

I don't think I've been blowing the calorie budget (though I'm not 100% certain because I haven't been tracking) but we all know how this works.  One day you're not counting calories, the next you're eating more processed foods, and the next you've gained back every pound you lost.  That's NOT going to be me!

I've been keeping portion control in mind but the food has NOT been healthy (frozen pizza, chicken nuggets, cereal, canned soup....).  No doubt this doesn't help me to fight this cold.  Yet, I sit here racking my brain on what I can make tonight that is SUPER quick and healthy.  We have a total time crunch in our house tonight.  Maybe I can duck out of work a little early to at least hit up the veggie stand.


Hope everyone is having a great day!!!!!

Heidi
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6 comments:

Tricia said...

Hope you feel better soon!

ajh said...

I just missed a day of work for a cold but felt better quickly. That is an amazing number of people at the start line.

Alicia said...

Oh my! I could never imagine running in a race that huge! That's totally insane!

I have the opposite problem to you right now. My dinners have been super structured lately because of hubby's pre-fight diet. I look forward to a little more wiggle room once he's eating normally again.

Hope you're feeling better soon! I know you're hatin' it but rest up. That'll be the best way to get better sooner.

Syl said...

I can't wait for your review of this run, how exciting is that! The biggest run I did was the forzanis' mother's day run and I will be doing it again this year with the whole famdamaly! Matthew wants to do it and I'm so excited! I can't wait for him to cross that finish line!

hope you feel better soon Heidi, it's probably from the lack of roof :-)

Suzy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you feel better soon.

Missy said...

Oh, feel better soon!! Getting out and getting some fresh veggies might be just the trick ;o)