Today is my youngest’s first day of 4th grade!
He has a little bit of a cold, which Danny and I now have, but he was super excited for his first day of school. And at least it’s Friday so he has the weekend to rest.
Off to school!
Side note: I am so good at adulting that I burned my face with a curling iron. My face. With a curling iron. And for the record, I am also one of those people that trips going up the stairs.
My oldest son starts his sophomore year on Monday.
(I don’t even care that he’s not looking at the camera because just getting him to let me take his picture is a rare occurrence. And for some weird reason, he doesn’t like to take 2,968 selfies like I do and then pick the best one.)
Sophomore year means he’ll start driver’s ed. I can’t even talk about it because I’m in denial.
Now that school is back in session, I feel like I can get back on schedule. I’ll start working the fitness desk again next week and hopefully my sleeping and eating will get back on track. With all the vacations, birthdays, and parties this summer, I may have gained a few pounds. I try to avoid the scale and go by how my clothes fit instead. And since my clothes are feeling a little tight lately, I’m ready to start tracking my food/macros again.
In fact, my family has started a weight loss challenge between ourselves. It’s a good way to keep each other motivated. It also helps that the prize is $250.
I’ve been making sure to not overeat at meals. I’ve been making rice bowls with brown & wild rice, tilapia, and veggies.
Soy ginger salmon with rice and veggies.
Lettuce wraps with chicken and salsa. I also added some cheese because life is way better with cheese!
I always make sure to save some room for treats too. Cutting out an entire food group or depriving yourself can often backfire so I make sure a treat fits into my calories/macros for the day.
I like Baby Ruth but I’ve decided that Snickers are much better.
Danny and I have also been getting back to the gym on a more regular basis.
Since Jaden was at school today, I was able to spend a little more time at the gym this morning. I warmed up on the rowing machine for a bit, then I took an impromptu Zumba class with a friend, then I did a kettlebell circuit, and finished up with an easy ride on the stationary bike.
According to my Polar A300, I was at 315% activity level by 11:15 am! I’ve never had my activity level that high – it must be from all the jumping in Zumba!
This evening, Danny and I are going to my cousin’s wedding and on Sunday, we’re going to my nephew’s birthday party. It’s going to be a busy weekend!
Have a great weekend!
- What are you plans this weekend?