My week can be summed up in two words:
It’s the final week of the DietBet, and Mama’s goal is to avoid the chocolate chips. Much easier said than done. Let’s get to it, shall we?
Current Weight: 143
Pounds lost since blog’s inception: 19.6
Pounds lost since A’s birth: 47.6
And this week’s workouts:
Tuesday: 1.92 mile walk outdoors with A; 5 minute deck-of-cards workout
Wednesday: 1.49 mile grueling walk to park, pushing double stroller
(You see why it is so helpful for me to post fitness updates. Yowza, last week I failed to move.)
I haven’t fared much better this week, with the continued teething and financing. But! A fellow mama offered an ingenius idea yesterday at a lovely luncheon: the dream gym I’ve been itching to join has a childcare facility that most women in our area swear by. It also has a cafe (and a spa, but I digress) where I can escape to do school work. I’m guessing I could snag a membership for $100/month, tops (that includes the childcare for two kiddos). That’s two hours per day of babysitting! I could use half to catch up on school work; half to hit the gym and fitness classes hard. Were I to hire our local sitter for three hours per week (as I had planned to do), I’d be paying her $144 monthly. Thus, I am saving $44 each month and getting a gym membership.
WIN! I am a finance wizard, y’all.
I have been cooking a ton this week: granola, nachos, oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes, homemade hummus, whole-grain blueberry muffins. Also tried a chocolate PB smoothie inspired by Brooke at Running in Heels.
Oh, and this happened:
I’m always looking for healthy short-cuts and fun recipes to try. What are y’all eating this week?