Sunday Goals 10/7/12

With family in town this week, I let myself slide a little bit. I had a great weigh-in on Thursday and I’m hoping I can keep all of the weight off for next week. I was able to complete all of my goals for last week, though. So here we go for this week:

  • Attend 3 fitness classes – at least one should be something other than yoga.
  • Food journal all week.
  • Maintain or lose weight at this week’s weigh-in.

At-Home Workout Picks

One of my friends recently asked me what Pilates DVDs or online videos I like. Personally, I do better with group fitness classes, but I like to have a few options at home in case I’m in a pinch. One that my husband and I both like is Mari Winsor’s Winsor Pilates 20 minute workout. It’s a great classical Pilates set that, done right, is a good workout in only 20 minutes.

My other favorite is MyBarre3.com. Sadie Lincoln is one of my favorites and she’s taken at-home workouts to a new level. The site is constantly adding routines that target different areas and run different lengths meaning there is a perfect video for every situation. They only catch is that it requires a monthly description.

I think the instruction on MyBarre3 and in the Winsor Pilates DVDs are pretty clear, even for someone newer to the workouts.

Dietitian Meeting #1

Photo Credit: Suat Emam

As part of the Get Well Challenge, I get to meet with a dietitian once a month for 15 minutes and today was my first appointment. Truth be told, I was a little skeptical about what she was going to tell me in 15 minutes. I really thought she was going to go through my food log and scold me for making less than desirable choices like the 100 calorie Cheez-it packs I bought from Costco. But it was actually pretty helpful. Jane Wilson is the resident dietician at Ellwood Thompson’s. We talked about my goals and she broke down how much protein and fat I should be shooting for each day along with adjusting the calorie recommendation that myfitnesspal.com gave me. She gave me some recipes that encourage a more plant-based diet. I left feeling like I had more direction and wasn’t just guessing as much about my nutritional choices. Tomorrow is the first weigh-in. It will be interesting to see what the results are. I can see me losing or gaining a few pounds.

On a bit of a side note – I really like MyFitnessPal. I can scan bar codes on my iPhone to get the exact nutritional information or access the extensive library on the site to log exactly what I’m eating. It’s pretty convenient as far as calorie tracking goes. At the end of every day it gives you an estimate of how much you will lose in 5 weeks based on that day. I wish it gave you a running estimate taking every day into account since no two days are the same, but an estimate is just that. The weekly weigh-ins will really show whether or not the tracking is helping. It also has a social feature where you can share your progress with friends if you’re into that.

Flying Green

Our Little Jet Setter

We recently took Baby A on a cross-country flight to San Diego to visit her grandparents and other family and friends on my husband’s side of the family. I was a little nervous about flying with a 4 1/2 month old, but I have to say, it wasn’t that bad. I tried to stay as eco-friendly in the air and on vacation as I do at home. Here are a few of the little lifesavers I packed:

 

 

 

  1. Aden & Anais bamboo blanket- We literally don’t leave home without one of these. They are big, soft, breathable and beautiful.
  2. Lifefactory silicone teether – Made of food-grade silicone so you don’t have to worry about BPA. This ring bends and is skinny enough that it fits in tiny hands and mouths.
  3. MAM pacifier & holder – Sucking during take-off and landing helps baby’s ears so we brought A’s favorite paci from MAM. We love it because it’s BPA free and orthodontically designed. You can attach it to the holder and clip it on so it doesn’t fall on any dirty floors. We also removed the pacifier ring and used the holder with the teething ring.
  4. Dapple Pacifier wipes – Airports and airplanes are dirty so it was nice to have these individually wrapped wipes that are all-natural, food grade, fragrance-free and preservative-free.
  5. Earth’s Best Chlorine-free wipes – I make our own wipes at home, but the container is a little too clunky for my diaper bag. So these wipes from Earth’s Best are my go-to when traveling.

 

***Please note: I am not being compensated for posting about any of these items.