Back on Track Plan and Fitblog and Operation Beautiful Flashmob!

There was so much to write about this morning I couldn’t fit it all in one post! In order to “get back on track” I wrote up a plan… scale(source)

Monica’s Back on Track Plan for the Week of 5/15/2011:

Running Workouts:

  • Monday – Run 6 miles and abs
  • Tuesday – Body Blast or TKB depending on what time I have to work
  • Wednesday – Body Blast or 3 with Speed
  • Thursday – Run 8 miles and abs
  • Friday – Rest / Arrive in Baltimore early morning!
  • Saturday – 8 mile run in Baltimore
  • Sunday – Rest

Eating PlanEstimated calories broken down something like this…

  • Breakfast: x00 calories
  • Lunch: x00 calories
  • Snack:x00 calories
  • Dinner: x00 calories

* I think I’m going back to dinner at "snack" time and a big smoothie topped with cereal or a piece of bread with PB with it when I get home. My smoothies are always the highlight of my day anyways :)

Today’s lunch was a big ol’ broccoli stirfry with chopped up meatloaf cups, chickpeas and egg beaters. Served up with my orphan bagel from breakfast. The other half was dessert with stevia and cinnamon Smileorphan bagel

I also had this new Iced Chai Starbucks sent me. I’m really digging iced tea these days! Can’t get enough!new starbucks chai

So, my point and shoot camera is officially dead Sad smile This meant I had to get a new one this morning (my DSLR is a bit too much to take with me sometimes). I got this “shock proof” Fuji xp – I can’t wait for the battery to be charged so I can try it! fuji xp shockproof

I’ve been working on this top secret project for a while now. The announcement came out today…

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Mark your calendars for the first ever virtual Operation Beautiful and Fitbloggin’ Flashmob!
Operation Beautiful, Fitbloggin’ and #Fitblog are teaming up to spread the message of positive thinking and healthy living! On the same day, at the same time, everyone is encouraged to share a positive message on their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts.


  • Operation Beautiful is a project dedicated to ending “Fat Talk” one post-it message at a time.
  • Fitbloggin’ is a conference for bloggers dedicated to healthy living.
  • The two groups are combining for a flashmob to flood our social media sites with positive words – pass it on!


  • May 20th (this Friday!!!) at 3 p.m. ET (the first official day of Fitbloggin’)


  • Share an Operation Beautiful inspired quote on twitter or FB with the hashtag #OBandFitblog
  • You can create your own quote or get inspired by some of our ideas:

“You are stronger than you think” #OBandFitblog
“Treat your body like it’s amazing!” #OBandFitblog
“Live a beautiful,healthy life!” #OBandFitblog

We know, we know. Typically Flash Mobs are secrets. But we’re hoping that you’ll spread the word to everyone you know — the more people who take part, the cooler it will be. You don’t have to be a Fitbloggin’ attendee or #Fitblog participant, but you do have to be ready to be part of something big! So pass the information on. Share this newsletter link. Post the details on your blog. Then make sure you post at 3pmET this Friday!


  1. says

    Sounds like a good plan :)

    Out of curiousity, how do you determine how many calories to eat a day? I’m trying to keep track of calories again and I don’t know how many I should be eating given my activity level, especially while running!

    • says

      I shoot for about 1800 during a weekday (read: not running more than 6 miles/1 hr of exercise). On long runs days I don’t count, but don’t really think I do much damage compared to how much I burn. I’m sure I eat upwards of 2300 on those days, but estimate you’re burning 100 cals a mile and it seems okay.

      I remembered you asking about calculating when eating out too…
      When I eat out I do a rough estimate “probably 600” and then move on. That’s really the best we can do and I think it’s a good long term plan over “f-it this is probably 1000 calories and I’m going to eat a donut for dessert because today is blown”. Rough estimate and move on :)

  2. says

    I got that SAME camera after breaking my sixth (I wish I was kidding..) digital camera because I was like “Well I can’t bust this one” and I ended up being really disappointed with it! I didn’t like the quality of the pictures and although I did drop it twice (seriously, I am a serial camera killer..) without any damage to it, I bumped the top of it (where the buttons are) on a ledge at disneyland and the entire top FELL off. The warranty coverage was good though and they sent me a gift card for a new camera so I bought a different one and swore that I’d be EXTRA careful with it. 😉 I hope you have better luck with yours!

  3. says

    i rarely comment, but had to chime in here.
    i do a lot, i mean a lot of food photo’s in my daily life for reviews and tweets.
    my iphone 3GS is amazing. if you learn how to wait for the lil square to show up when shooting it’s takes very clear and almost micro shots. if you follow me on twitter you’ll see my food photos and see how pretty good they are.
    PLUS its on sale now. everyone wants the 4 iphone so the 3GS is cheap.
    might want to think about it. i think you’ll like it….

  4. says

    You are coming to Baltimore?? You know I love you and stalk you, why aren’t we hanging out?? Where are you running Sat am – I need to do 15! Sounds like a great plan for getting back on track!

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