Summer has officially begun!

…and ready or not, so have summer sports!   Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin’s contributors.

Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxation.  When I think of summer, I think of hammocks and beaches.  My first day of having kids home on summer vacation went like this:

5:30 am – Alarm goes off.  Work out with Dustin and Abby in my basement

7:20 am- Leave for work, drop daughter off at volleyball camp

8:00am to 5:00 pm – Work

5:00 pm – pick up daughter from volleyball camp, pick up boys for baseball game

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm – watch my boys’ baseball game

9:00 pm – Home for the night, wash uniforms for next game, program my coffee pot, say hello and goodnight to my hubby and get to bed, so I can start all over again today…  I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining or that my family is unusually busy.  I know most of you reading this, have a schedule that’s the same.

But what’s missing??  Careful planning!  I grabbed this or that on the run for meals yesterday and last night when I looked at my food journal I noticed  I ended up eating greek yogurt 4 times yesterday.  I could have made worse choices, like hotdogs and cheetos at the game, BUT, I could be more organized and have snacks/healthy meals ready to grab. 

So, my mission for the weekend is to grocery shop and PLAN for the week ahead.  I’m heading to Sams Club to buy bulk fruit and vegetables and “to go” cups that I can pack and have ready to go.  I will make ahead good protein sources to go with this, and although it won’t seem like a “real meal”, it will be nutritionally sound and much more cost effective than eating at concession stands 3 nights each week. 

Summer…  the time for swimsuits and sunshine, fitness and flipflops, can also so EASILY turn in to weight gain and feeling too busy to even remember that you have goals for yourself!  Be a “Fit Mom” and plan ahead!

Comments

  1. Great post Kim! Planning is the key. Good luck with your busy summer.

  2. Kathleen Larsen says:

    Great post Kim! I ALWAYS have baggies of 1/4 cup nuts in the kitchen drawer for grabbing, as well as protein bars. Both are 180-200 calories, and 8-20 grams protein. They are my ultimate “grab n go” foods, as well as greek yogurt and hard boiled eggs! (75 cal’s, ALL protein. :) YUM!

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