Welcome to the week in review where I recap the week (weekly workouts, what I ate, what I did), and the things I learned along the way. Compared to the past few weeks, this week has been perfect. If you’ve been watching my videos, you know I haven’t been sleeping well the past few weeks, but this week has been much better. I’ve been sleeping throughout the night now, and I may be waking up earlier than I want, but I feel like I’m getting quality sleep. So what have I’ve been doing differently? The two noticeable things were different this week.
1. I listened to my body. I like to start the week with a workout, but on Monday, I felt run down. Sunday night wasn’t the best sleep, and Mondays are always a Monday, so I decided I wouldn’t work out that day. I spent the time focusing on other tasks and resting because I felt like I needed it.
2. I’ve been making to-do lists every day. I love making lists, but I confess it’s not something I did every day. For the past 21 days, I have made lists of all the things I want to accomplish in the day. I found this to help me organize my day, and I have become more efficient throughout the day. I may have spent too much time trying to figuring out what I needed to do. I’ve also noticed I’ve got more done throughout the day. At the start of the day, the list looks lengthy, but I complete my plans most days.
My workout week:
My workouts this week turned out to be good. I don’t particularly appreciate going more than two days without working out. It’s always stuck in my head, even when I don’t want it there. I didn’t work out on my Monday, but I made sure to get it done on Tuesday – Friday. Ideally, I like to work out 5-6 days a week if I can, and most weeks, I hit five days. This week, I needed the extra rest, and this weekend I had some other family matters to deal with, so I was happy to hit four days of working out.
Tuesday: Peleton 45 min Intermediate Bike Bootcamp. I liked this workout. There was a focus on upper body strength, and I wish there would have been a little more focus on the legs. BUT the bike portions of the workout were more HIIT style. I can understand the training structure based on those sections.
Wednesday: 1-mile warm-up. 30 min powerwalk + 10 minute cool down. My legs felt like jelly after the bike boot camp workout. I wanted to run, but I thought it would be best to flush the legs out. I suffered a bit because I didn’t do a proper cool down on Tuesday, so I wanted to make sure I got it done right on Wednesday.
Thursday: 5 min warm-up + 30 min 2000s ride + 10 min cool down. I took this workout because it was a little too warm outside. I hadn’t been feeling 100%, and going out didn’t feel right. I thought this would be an “easy” workout, but it was more challenging than expected.
Friday: 5 min warm-up +30 minute Pop Ride + 10 min cool down ride. I woke up early (4:30 am) to work out because we had a long road trip. I am glad I woke up to do the ride. I didn’t get much sleep the night before, and I felt the previous afternoon workout early in the morning.
Meals this week were good. I tried Hello Fresh for the first time (a full review will be coming soon). Eating out during the week was non-existent, but I’m not sure I drank enough water. My goal for next week will be to drink more water.
- I cleaned out my pantry. I don’t know how a pantry gets out of control quickly, but I couldn’t find anything in there. I decided it was time to crack down and re-organize the space. The good news is: I found the Kosher salt I thought I had purchased but never could find.
- Tiny Tot has taken her Halloween costume to a whole new level, and she’s trying to get into the role. She wanted to bake a cake that she didn’t want to eat. She likes mixing things in the bowl.
This week’s video:
You may not know, but I make YouTube videos. It’s just a hobby and a way for you to see how I live my healthy life instead of me just telling you about it. Go watch and enjoy it. Don’t underestimate the power of “like” and I love comments.
This week was pretty chill, and not much to report. Things felt more balanced and manageable this week, which is something I can appreciate. The pandemic has given me renewed focus, and I’m in the process of streamlining the duties in my life to be more efficient. It’s time to stop thinking and start doing. I am developing new habits and goals to take me into future growth. I hope you had a great week.
What was the best thing about your week?