Sunday, November 11, 2012

operation streamline: week 2

last week's efforts seem to have paid off.
things did feel less crazy by the end of the week, and if we hadn't had the fall daylight savings time change, i might even feel rested.  unfortuantely, annabel now thinks 5AM is superhappyfuntime and i am struggling as a result -- but i'm hoping [hoping?] she will someday, somehow get back on track.

i did about 2 days of time auditing, but then my wonderful college girlfriends came to visit and i forgot all about the project!  probably a good thing, as this past weekend really wasn't a typical one.  i will plan on resuming monday and trying for a full week.

evening plans for this week: nov 12 - 18
[note:  my back is feeling MUCH better!  hoping it will remain pain free, but i am going to start really slowly this week.  if there is even a hint of discomfort i will walk instead of run, and of course if there's pain with walking then i'll just continue resting.]

[work meetings until 6 pm]
frozen amy's pizza + tomato soup
30 min walk or run + 10 min abs/legs

chicken puttanesca + salad [quick clean eating mag recipe]
30 min walk or run + pushups

red lentil & pumpkin soup
while simmering:  ~25-30 min jillian michaels strength

no workout
ie, my planned night off

30-40 min walk or run
leftovers if there are any -- if not, takeout

possible massage in afternoon [!!!!]
longer run [hopefully]
likely takeout

first stroller run attempt - will aim for 20 minutes
10 minutes abs/legs
cooking:  something TBD that will generate good leftovers -- maybe chili?

 a few scenes from the weekend

put a bird on it [a gift that really was from portland . . .]

bundled up

a and miss emily

a and her [unofficial] aunt vickie

[AIMEE how did you escape my camera!?]

tonight's dinner: lamb chops crusted in pistachios, fennel seeds, coconut, and spices + new potatoes + broccoli.  so good -- and the potatoes + broccoli did double duty for baby purées.


in summary:  amazing friends, delicious food, a bit of shopping + relaxation, and a very sweet and happy baby girl who loved all the attention.