Happy Monday THFFs (Trim Healthy Friends Forever)…Yesarootie, we are moving on to “R”…y’all are a bunch of smarties 🙂
First hit that “R”eset button…DAILY if you have to!
Today we are focusing on our “R”outine…so here’s how it goes for me…
I’m up at 5:30 a.m. (Monday – Friday)…take a drink (after all our body has had no hydration all night…did you know that sometimes you are thirsty, not hungry???)…this is a great time to drink some Okra Water (click HERE for an awesome post by Michelle)…get showered…then I turn on the tea kettle…back to get dressed while the water is heating…back to the kitchen to steep oolong tea…dry my hair, put make up on, brush teeth…
6:30 a.m. Boy Wonder (my teenage son) gets up…he showers and gets dressed, I put the finishing touches on our lunches and make breakfast.
6:50 a.m. We eat breakfast.
7:05 a.m. The heat is on to get out the door by 7:17 a.m. the latest…he brushes his teeth and puts contacts in, I move our lunches toward the door.
7:10 a.m. I am washing the breakfast dishes while he reads a portion of the Bible to us (we usually read Proverbs in the morning)…sometimes we pray at home, sometimes we pray in the car on the way to school.
7:45 a.m. I arrive at work, get settled in and grab a cup of coffee w/cream…I then put my sipper cup cap and straw in (if I don’t do this first thing, sometimes I “forget” to start drinking until almost noon, which makes for a very thirsty mama at night time…not good!).
10:30 a.m. Grab one of those Super Simple Successes Snacks (sign up for our closed FB page to follow along or click on our Simple Successes in the categories section on the right side of the blog).
1:30 p.m. Lunch time!!! It’s all “P”repared, because my “P”riorities at night are to be “P”repping for a successful “P”lan to take care of me.
5:30 p.m. Get home and pull together dinner (Boy Wonder does his homework)…we discuss on the weekend what we “might” want for dinner during the week…I am doubly blessed to have a son that is not a picky eater and enjoys our Simple Successes…He is very fit so he eats tons of carbs to keep that teenage body fueled…I have to be properly fueled and satisfied so that I can “R”esist eating off plan or “P”revent from crossing over too often. Usually at some point while dinner is cooking, I throw in a load of laundry (have I ever told you that I am a time management extraordinaire?!?!?!). My son also is a huge help at putting the laundry in the dryer for me…next he will be learning how to use the washer so he is “P”repared when he goes to college in 2021…where has the time gone?!?!
6:00 p.m. “R”est & “R”elax (we will talk more about this on Wednesday) which means we watch a show together for 1 – 1 1/2 hours (more so in the Winter)…he gets plenty of exercise with 2 hours of sports practice after school each day…I have to work REALLY hard at making time for me to exercise…however, I have much success maintaining my weight on THM with very little regular, consistent exercise.
7:30 p.m. Boy Wonder will wash the dinner dishes (we are a team, and if I cook he often does the dishes…I remind him that if I have to do all of the work, then we have less time to do things together AND that we are a family, and we ALL pitch in…I am “C”oaching him and “P”reparing him to be a great husband someday, and I am “P”raying that God will give him a great wife that will “R”espect him and have the same values). This is the time when I am doing the majority of my “P”rep work, lunches are “P”lanned and “P”acked (his sandwich is made in the morning, so it is fresh), and I “P”lan what we are having for dinner the next evening (take food out of freezer and maybe do a little extra leg work to investigate what is in the fridge that needs to get used up!!!)…We also set our clothes out for the next day.
8:15 p.m. We sit back down to “R”elax and “P”repare for a great night’s “R”est (sometimes I will use this time to fold laundry and put it away)…I have a cup of herbal tea and maybe one of those AMAZING on-plan yummies that we GET to have…like: a blueberry muffin, skinny chocolate, Treeces, Chocolate Trimtastic Cake, or if I’m eating “E” for dinner, I like the Bust a Myth Banana Cake…I ain’t on no diet…I am on the Food Freedom THM Train!!!
9:30 p.m. Nighty, night 🙂
Saturday & Sunday we sleep in then have morning devotions…we usually have a big breakfast, clean up and then enjoy the day. Our church has a Saturday evening church service, so we go to that…afterwards, my son goes to youth group, and I get to go out to dinner with friends from church (not always on plan, but I get right back at it on Sunday morning)…Sunday is our day of “R”est…we really kick it down several notches until around noon or 1 p.m. We enjoy the afternoon and then focus on laundry/meal “P”rep…when my son is at his dad’s home, I utilize this time to move mountains at home (cleaning, gardening, and to get a little bit of exercise too)…he has an amazing dad, and I am very thankful that through the years, we have been able to maintain a healthy relationship for the sake of our son…also my in-laws have been a tremendous blessing to us both.
So THFFs….hit that “R”eset button, “R”ead the THM Plan book, work on getting your “R”outine established…and we will see you on Wednesday!!!
Be Beautiful and be YOU!!!