Friday, June 02, 2017

No numbers Month

I have started my month of no numbers.    That means that I'm not determined to drink a certain number of ounces of water...I'm not aiming for a certain number of miles.....I'm not lookin for a certain pace while running.....I'm not determined to keep my calories within a certain range.  No numbers!!!

My goals are 

1. to drink plenty of plenty I mean I don't want to make it to the evening and say 'wow I've only drank one bottle of water!'    "Plenty" is subjective and totally based on my personal feelings about how my day went!

2.  Track my food!   Who cares what the calories are...I just need to track it!!!  :-).  Yes, I know what I track I tend to eat less calories and less junk!!!!   Simply because tracking opens my eyes to what I'm eating!

3.  Move more!   Once again no numbers...just aim to move more!   

So to that extent.  If I managed to complete an item I would give myself a sticker.   I decided to use my 2017 in 2107 calander to keep my stickers.  So I went out and looked for some stickers.   I didn't want to spend a lot of money nor did I want to search forever, so I settled on what they had at the dollar tree that I stopped into.   The stickers were a bit larger than I wanted but I figured I would make them work!

So I have stars for water consumption.  I am using smiles for tracking.   And for exercise, I am coloring in the block!

Why yes...On the first day of the month I got two stickers and a colored square!


And yes I ran this morning so I already colored in my square for today....and just a FYI, I've tracked everything thus far (and my dinner since I'm having leftover pizza) and I'm happy with my water consumption so I COULD go ahead and put my stickers in place for today too!!!

And of course a hot sweaty mess running picture from yesterday!!

I've picked back up on the smoothie thing.   It is an easy lunch to grab and's filling...and they taste pretty good. Oh and did I mention it's healthy and not high in calories??? I'm then rounding it out with some fruit and voila....a healthy meal!!!

This one was a berry smoothie (unsweetened almond milk. Strawberries, raspberries and a splash or two of orange juice and water and protein powder)

I also had a Reece's cup smoothie this week...almond milk, chocolate peanut butter powder (pb2) and protein powder!

I tried a time saving technique today and it worked.  Yesterday I took the time to purée my fruit (I used raspberries and strawberries because that's what I had in the freezer)....I puréed it with a splash of OJ and some water.   Then I put a cup of the purée into a freezer bag and put it back in the freezer.    This morning I threw that bag in my lunch box....put the milk and protein powder into my blender bottle and added that to my lunch box.   The purée was 
A slushy consistency by lunchtime.   I dumped that into the milk mixture in my blender bottle and shook it up.   Delicious!!    So a huge win!!!   Sunday night my plan is to purée a big batch and freeze it for my upcoming week!

So the weekend is almost here.   We got rained out last weekend and since the forecast was bad we didn't take our bikes.  But this week we are certainly planning on riding!!

Last weekend...oh it was rainy...we were exhausted so we slept!!  Pretty much we slept Saturday away!  But I guess we needed it!!!

We walked on the canal though!

We went to the Marine Corp Museum...which was surprisingly really neat!!

I became a marine...for a hot minute.

And the coolest thing....the original flag in this iconic picture ....


Is on display.... was cool.  And some hot day when we don't want to be outside we may go back and stay longer!!!

And lucky man is an awesome cook!!!  He cooked for me this past weekend!!!


And lucky me...the new weekend is almost here!!!!! 


Sarah said...

What a positive post! The smoothies sound amazing. And your rewards are can get three a day!

I would love to visit the museum. R is a Marine. (I say "is" even though he's discharged because according to him "once a marine, always a marine.") If we ever get to go, maybe you could show us around.

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

The smoothie sounds good. What a wonderful visit to the museum. And the pictures are great. Great start to the month.

TheAgonyOfBeingFat said...

I like the idea of getting rid of the numbers for the month.

Mmmmmm....smoothies. I need to get some berries for smoothies. Yum.

I like the marine picture :)

Lynn said...

I have a hard time with numbers too. I do count calories, but if I only run 3 miles, I don't want to feel bad thinking it should have been 6. Your smoothies sound delicious.

Shelley said...

Sounds like June is starting off so well for you - yay! I am a no numbers person, but I do like keeping track of things like exercise (OK, running) and sometimes even food. I know it helps remind me to stay on the healthier path when I do that...good luck this month!

jen said...

Tracking is my key too....

I love the smoothies too :D

Rebooting Myself said...

Off to a wonderful start! I love smoothies too and I need to bring them back into my routine!

Anna said...

Love this - sometimes you need a shake up to get those all important positive feelings rolling again. Good idea on the pureed fruit :)

Karla said...

I have to track... I think I am a track-a-holic... lol