Next week I am back to work full-time and the kids start school Wednesday. As always, that means an assessing of my life and I am tweaking some things. I don't know why, but after the one-year anniversary of my dad's dying, I felt like it was time to look forward again. Part of that looking forward is assessing. I have started an exercise routine. I have gained weight over this past year. Honestly, I didn't really realize it, but I have, and I want it to be gone. That's not really what the exercise is about though. I find myself stiff and sore. I look at people who are older and have mobility issues and I look at people who are older and have great mobility, are young in body, and I know which side of the coin I want to be on. I also know it's not like you can wait until you get there (what? I'm not "older" yet, hush!) so I'm starting now. Right now it's nothing major, nothing fancy, just walking, outside, enjoying the fresh air. When that gets old I'll probably head to the gym. I also ordered a cushier (ahem, wider) bike seat for my bike and I'm looking forward to getting that and breaking it in. I just find myself wanting to move, so I'm going to go with it.
Always, our lives run smoother with a meal plan. I'll leave you with this week's. I'll be back, sooner rather than later, pinky swear. I really do have a whole new mindset right now. Hoping the Universe doesn't decide to smack me upside the head and change that.
This week, here's what's on the menu:
Thursday: Flounder w/lemon butter sauce, baby new potatoes, asparagus
Friday: Potluck--I'm taking grilled chicken sliders
Saturday lunch: potluck--meaning search the cabinets and figure it out
Saturday dinner: London Broil, baked potatoes, mushrooms, salad
Sunday lunch: “Summertime” panini--chicken, mozzarella, basil, tomato, bacon? on ciabatta, grilled, chips
Sunday dinner: breakfast or out
Tuesday: Navajo Fry Bread tacos, melon
Wednesday: Brats, German Potato Salad, veggies
Thursday: CPK Lettuce Wraps, sugar snaps
lunches: Caesar chicken pasta salad, taco salad (me), Naan pizzas, refried bean & cheese burritos
Treats: Brownie/Blondie/Oreo Bars (movie night Julianna), brownies (pool party Jacob), cookies for first day of school lunches