Anyways, I was extremely tired when I woke up yesterday morning because I had been up all night long helping soothe Bethany and she could only sleep when being held that night. On top of that I was at my most miserable point with the chest congestion and sore throat so I wasn't feeling that great but I am proud of myself for going through with plans and I did my 5k as soon as I got home from dropping off Jett at school that morning. I was wheezing through most of it and half walked, half jogged it but I did manage to make my goal of less than one hour. I came in at 52 minutes and 10 seconds. I had an average pace of 3.6 miles per hour and my miles were as follows. mi 1 - 16:47, mi 2 - 16:49, mi 3 - 17:13. Yeah, definitely was dragging ass by that last mile. lol. I'm glad I did it though and when I got home my fiance told me how proud of me he was for doing it anyways, too. I haven't done a whole lot else this week besides walking those 4 miles a few days ago to figure out what route I was gonna take yesterday.
This was me before the 5k, gearing up and getting ready to go. Side note: I wanted a random number to go on my race bib so I chose 5309 because its the last 4 digits of "Jenny's" number. 867-5309! Nerdy, I know.
and here I am afterwards all flushed and tired. lol.
I thought jumping up in the air in celebratory fashion would look awesome but I never could time it just right for my self timer to go off. This was the best shot I got out of about 10. hahaha.
So then I finally settled for a thumbs up pic instead.
I don't feel too terrible about not working out otherwise this week because being sick is pretty miserable enough and even worse is taking care of two sick children so I've got my hands pretty full right now. I am still continuing to look after my eating habits though so not all is lost.
Here are some food pictures from over the last week or so of some things I've been trying.
Pork roast in the crock pot. Yum. Carrots and potatoes, too! Around 315 calories.
This fruit was in a huge bowl of mixed fresh fruit that was on clearnace since it was gonna go bad in a few days and they had to sell it quick. Tasted great to me though! It was less than 150 calories for this whole bowl.
Here is my new favorite version of Baked Ziti with meat sauce. I used Smart Taste penne pasta, Classico Tomato Basil pasta sauce, Lean Turkey Sweet Italian Sausage, Italian blend shredded cheese, and topped it off with an Italian seasonings grinder. This was so delicious that I put some in a small tupperware container to have for lunch the next day. There was plenty here to feed all 4 of us adults that night, have leftovers for me, and for my mom to take with her for lunch that night at work. I managed to make this for a very reasonable amount of calories, I believe. It was something like 400-500 calories depending on how much you had. ETA: The entire thing was 3,405 calories total. If you mentally divided the pan by 6 and ate 1/6th it would be 567 calories or if you divided by 8 it would have been 425 calories.
This was chicken baked a glass pan soaking in fat free italian dressing along with ranch style beans and golden sweet corn. About 300 calories.