Sunday: Spaghetti Leftovers
Monday: Pizza Bombs for Lu and Shaun, chicken and veggies for me
Tuesday: Meatball soup
Wednesday: Kafta and cauliflower
Friday: Chicken and veggies
Sunday: Spaghetti Leftovers
12 weeks out! Ack!!! I will be focusing more on swimming this week which is hard with my shoulders.
Monday Swim: wu: 4×150 (alternate swim and kick), main: 1650 ladder, start with 275, then 250, and so on. cd: 200 easy
Wednesday Bike: 1 hour ride with climbing/low cadence. RPE 3-4 on flats, 7-8 on hills
Thursday Swim: wu: 200 swim, 200 kick, main: 16×50 every 1, 5, 9, 13 hardest effort with the others descending effort, cd: 200 easy
Friday Run: 45 minutes with strides
At some point over the weekend, back to back: Easy 30 minute run, 60 min bike (alternating big and small ring every 10 minutes), 30 minute swim, RPE5
It’s a REST WEEK!!!! WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!
Monday Bike: 30 min RPE 3
Monday Run: 30 min RPE 3-4
Tuesday Swim: 5×200 (50 Easy, 50 Build, 50 Easy, 50 Hard), 150 Easy
Tuesday Bike: 30 min RPE 3
Thursday Bike: 60 Minutes RPE 3
Friday Run: 30 minutes with strides every 5 minutes
Friday Swim: 4×300 (300 easy, 300 kick, 300 easy, 300 kick)
Saturday and Sunday: ski, ski, and ski some more. Lu is doing ski lessons right now so Shaun and I get 3 hours of hard core skiing on Saturday and Sunday. We did that this weekend and boy am I sore! I would love to have my rest day be tomorrow but Lucy has a dentist appointment on Wednesday so it’ll have to be in the middle of the week.
Monday: Stuffed Cabbage with Sauerkraut
Wednesday: Pork Chops, Sweet Potato Fries, Brussels Sprouts
I made a dozen hard boiled eggs and I’m going to roast a chicken for quick breakfast and lunch options.
I also mentioned that I was trying to spend only $300 on groceries in February. This would more than cut my grocery bill in half. I almost did it. I spent $350. I call it a success!
I am starting The Whole 30. Here’s the plan for this week.
Sunday: Drumsticks with the seasoning from this recipe, Brussels Sprouts roasted with pecans and no sugar bacon fat.
Monday: Ribeye with roasted okra
Wednesday: Farmer’s Pie
Thursday: Fried Eggs and green beans
14 weeks to go!
Monday Swim: wu: 4×75, main: 500 swim, 500 kick, 500 swim, 500 kick, all RPE 4, cd: 100 swim, 100 back
Tuesday Bike: 1 hour, easy
Tuesday Run: 30 minutes, RPE 3-4
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday Swim: wu: 400 continuous, main 10×100 EBEH (easy, build, easy, hard), cd, 6×25 each one easier than the last
Thursday Run: 90 minutes long run, RPE 2-3
Friday Bike: 90 minutes
I’m FINALLY feeling better. I’m STILL not 100% but I’m getting there. This has been a ridiculous cold.
Tuesday Run: 30 Minute Easy Run
Tuesday Bike: 1 hour, mostly easy pace, rolling hills
Wednesday Swim: wu:300 continuous 25 swim/25 kick. main: 20X75 hold constant pace at RPE 5. cd: 200 easy
Wednesday Run: 75 minute long/tempo run
Thursday Swim: wu: 200 Swim, 200 Kick, 200 Swim, 200 Kick. main: 1500, RPE 4, cd: 4×50
Friday Bike: 1.5 hours
Friday Run: 30 minutes after work, easy
Saturday and Sunday: Ski
Well last week was a bust. That sickness kicked my bootay. It’s a new week, right?
Monday Run-30 Minutes, Easy
Tuesday Bike-1 hour-hills
Tuesday Swim-30 Minutes recovery swim after bike
Wednesday Swim-wu:200 continuous, main: 1×2000 at RPE 4, cd: 4×50
Thursday Run-1 hour-strides every 10 minutes
Thursday Bike-30 minute recovery bike after run
Friday Bike-1 hour RPE 3
Saturday and Sunday-Skiing
I’m not slacking, I came down with the flu I can’t catch a break this winter! I thought that once I got through the first year of teaching that my immune system would be awesome. Yeah, not so.
Here’s the scaled back plan for this week.
M-recover and break fever (I successfully did that!)
We’re furiously trying to save for a house. Our only debt is my student loan so we should be able to save more money than we are. Christmas hit and so did my car. My car is almost 8 years old but only has 70,000 miles on it. In the last 2 months we’ve spent $1,500 fixing things that start going wrong when your car is 8 years old. Lucy has also had a medically expensive last couple of months-allergy testing, CT scan, doctors appointments, etc. I just keep watching my next egg getting smaller and smaller and it is making me sad. With that said, I’m embarking on a low spend month!
February is only 28 days long so it should be easier, right? I’m all set on paper products, cleaning agents, etc., so all I have to worry about is FOOD. I try to spend $600 a month on food (this doesn’t include going out). Sometimes I hit that and sometimes I go over. With the corn and wheat allergies that we have and my commitment to buying local, sustainable, and humane meat, eggs, and dairy, it gets expensive. I also like to buy organic-especially with the top 20!
I do now have a 7 cubic foot freezer full of just the sort of meat I like to feed my family. So that should cut back on my grocery bill, right?
Here’s my goal-spend $300 on food this month-that includes going out (which means we won’t be going out-ha!*). I’m still going to stick to my ideals and of course we can’t buy things that will make Lu ill. I’m just going to try to make conscious choices and try to only spend an average of $70 at the store each week. I know I can do it!
Here goes nothing!
*The one caveat is that my good friend is having a birthday party/girl’s night out next week and I will be using my own personal money to go out that night.