30-Day Plan: Day Five

What a beauty of a day!  It was 26 degrees today with no humidity and lots of sun.  It really feels like summer today.  Having the summer off makes it even more amazing.  This morning I slept in, lounged in bed checking Facebook, and then got up and took the rest of the day pretty slowly. Isn’t that what Sunday’s are for?  Here’s how Day 5 has shaped up.

Breakfast:  It was my tried-and-true turkey bacon and fried egg for breakfast this morning (with a little ketchup for dipping). I’m still exploring other options for breakfasts but thanks to some wonderful comments I’ve got a few ideas to try (thank you!) I did cook my egg to perfection this morning though, which made it that much more enjoyable!  As always, I had it with water to drink and then made my coffee (with 2 tbsp of French-Vanilla cream) and lounged around some more.  A nice, easy morning!

My go-to breakfast lately: turkey bacon, egg, water, and coffee

My go-to breakfast lately: turkey bacon, egg, water, and coffee

Workout 1: Shortly after breakfast (which was really more like brunch), I decided to head out to take my dog for a walk.  There’s a pretty lake just a 5-min drive from my house so I’ve been going there lately.  One lap around the lake is about 2.5 km so it’s a quick, easy walk with lots of picturesque scenery and a cute, little beach.  As we were finishing up our walk, the local triathlon was just wrapping up so there were a lot of people out and about and a festive atmosphere close to the beach.  This being said, as I passed the chip hut, I couldn’t help but start to think about burgers and fries.  Then I was thinking of ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches, and iced cappuccinos…. Sometimes even just thinking about these foods make me suddenly start craving them really bad, so I turned my mind to something else and avoided that hurdle!

Beauty day for a walk at the beach!

Beauty day for a walk at the beach!

Lunch/Dinner: Since breakfast had been so late today, my lunch was more like dinner. Can you guess what I had?  Yep, another turkey burger with feta and grilled veggies.  So easy and so delicious and only 3 WW points.  I may never eat a different lunch again!  This time, however, I did have a huge piece of watermelon to go along with it.

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Workout 2: After watching the ball game and having a nice, little visit with a friend, I decided to head back to the lake for another walk with my dog.  We did the 2.5 km lap and then sat on a bench under a tree to relax for a little while.  I just love being outside in the summer!

One of the signs I saw on my walk today - placed there for this morning's triathletes but encouraging nonetheless!

One of the signs I saw on my walk today – placed there for this morning’s triathletes but encouraging nonetheless!

Dinner/Snack:  When I got home from my second walk, I was feeling pretty hungry and craving something sweet so I decided to have 1/2 cup Chapman’s chocolate frozen yogurt.  Yum!  So creamy and delicious and only 4 WW points!  After, I was still feeling hungry.  I was only at 16 points for the day (out of my allotted 30) and it was nearing 7 p.m so I decided to “treat” myself again and had some Multigrain Wheat Thin crackers and guacamole (Holy Guacamole individual-sized packages).  I counted two portions of the crackers which, combined with the guac, added up 9 WW points.  This was probably not the “healthiest” of snacks but I do love some crackers and guacamole (and at least the guacamole has healthy fats, right?)

Eating right out of the measuring cup so I know my exact portion size.

Eating right out of the measuring cup so I know my exact portion size.

This used to be one of my regular not-so-healthy snacks. Now, I consider it a treat due to its higher fat and calorie content.

This used to be one of my regular not-so-healthy snacks. Now, I consider it a treat due to its higher fat and calorie content.

It is now just after 8 p.m and I currently still have 5 WW points left to meet my daily total.  I still can’t believe that just under a week ago I thought it was impossible to meet my points target and now there are days where I have to find something else to eat in order to make it to the target.   After only five days, I already feel like better habits are forming and that I miss some of my favourite junk foods less.  For me, so far, it’s all about waking up each day determined to stay on program and to do my best.  It’s about planning ahead and consciously thinking about my choices before making them.

5 days down, 25 to go!

 

 

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8 thoughts on “30-Day Plan: Day Five

    • I am a teacher so off for the summer right now! My step-kids are older so basically entertain themselves all summer and my husband is often away working. It’s pretty easy to have a chilled out day when I have no one but me to take care of! Haha. That being said, it’s my first summer off since I was 12-years-old so I am LOVING it and soaking up every minute of taking it easy!

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    • I will have to check that out. I have never heard of it. I am enjoying my bacon and eggs, I am just worried that I will get tired of it! Then again, I am majorly a creature of habit and keeping things simple, so maybe not 🙂

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    • All I do is dice them up, heat up a little bit of EVOO in a sauce pan and then sautée them for about 5 minutes, flipping while they cook! I got smarter in the last couple of days and pre-chopped everything so now it’s super easy – I just grab a tiny handful of each and throw them all in together! Oh, and I put a little dash of salt and pepper too. And I find they taste even better with 1 tablespoon of light feta cheese sprinkled on them 🙂

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