Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Left you hanging

Sorry guys! I feel like a bad blogger because I haven't updated in awhile.

Like Laura I feel off balance. I haven't been on a good schedule to get everything I need to get done, including meal plans and cooking. There have been some pretty lax meals around here that are definitely not blog-worthy!

I'm finishing up my last 2 weeks of this semester, which has been my most grueling so far. Once that's behind me I have faith it will look up from there.

I am also leaving in about three weeks to go to my parents' for this summer for about six weeks. As with any trip there is always the preparation and planning stress, but because this one is for so long I feel more than the usual amount. I'm also nervous about not seeing Johnny for such a long time and missing him. We've never been apart this long, ever - even after our first meeting! (We met online and after meeting in real life once I moved in with him.)

Unfortunately I haven't worked out since last Wednesday, either. My goal for the Summer Challenge was to try and move more every day. I have moved more in general and am seeing results, but I need to step it up. With food I am very good at tripping and picking myself up to start the next day great again. But for some reason I'm not good at picking myself back up to exercise. I always keep calendars for my progress and every time I look back it was a short trip of a few days that I let turn into me stopping exercise for good. This is a bad habit and one I hope to break as much as it is a challenge for me.

So, anyways that's where I'm at. Just wanted to check in and let you know I didn't fall off the face of the Earth.

Today I'm going grocery shopping and have dinner planned. While in the kitchen I'm also going to make a big whey-free lasagna for Johnny while I'm gone. I make the whole thing, let it cool, and then cut it into single portions to wrap separately for the freezer. I know he's capable of feeding himself while I'm out of town, I just feel bad leaving him without home cooked food I know he loves.

I'll leave you with some pics Johnny took of me last Wednesday, during our 5 mile bike ride! That is the longest I can remember riding in a really long time!


Cyndi said...

You'll get plenty of exercise on the beach. Walking or running on sand is hard! I am SO jealous...but I think I may have mentioned that. :)

Have you tried those stairs at the old toboggan place near you? THAT's a huge workout.

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Holy moly - move in after one meeting!!! You've got guts girl! But, it looks like it turned out okay:)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I think it is just that time of year - I have so been the same way with food, blogging, and activity.

Well I guess you just knew it was right :)

Cute biking pics!

Simply Life said...

what a beautiful bike ride!

Christina said...

@Cyndi - I'm counting on getting TONS of exercise at my parents'! My mom walks miles on the beach every morning and they have a nice bike trail right at the foot of their driveway so I'm bringing my bike. I had kind of wanted to jump start though so I don't show up w/ my Chicago winter flab self. hehe

@Alisa - I'm glad it's not just me!

@Simply Life (sorry I don't know your name!) thanks! It's a path in our neighborhood they built b/w the power lines. After about 3 miles it connects up w/ a nicer trail through a forest preserve (that's the tree canopy part in the pictures). We're lucky to have access to this path so close to home!

Linda said...

If you don't mind, can you let us know where in Chicago is there that much greenery? I visit sometimes to see family and would love to visit this path to workout.

Christina said...

I'm about 20 miles SW of the city Linda - I'll send you an email w/ more info on the trails around here!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Congrats on the upcoming end of semester, Christina!

We've been having more than our fair share of not-blog-worthy meals around here too lately. Must be something in the air! Ah well, here's to getting back on track when we can.

Will you be blogging while you're away this summer?

Beautiful bike ride pics!

Christina said...

Yes Diva I'll be blogging from my parents'!

sophia said...

Wow, 6 weeks IS pretty long! But I'm sure you'll be fine...and you'll have your blog as a constant in your life, and new environment without Johnny!
Best of luck on your last 2 weeks, dear Christina!

Anonymous said...

I love that you want to have homecooked meals for Johnny while you are gone.

I left Tony to his own devices over the weekend and I think he managed by baking Banquet fried chicken and eating grapes!

You are in the home stretch of school - I am excited to see pictures at your parents though!

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

i love the bike ride pics christina!!!! but where is your helmet?! sheesh!!!
id be worried too about how charlie would eat when i was gone.. lol

i cant wait to see pics from your trip :)

Maytina said...

Running in the sand is the easiest on your joints as well! :) Great post!