Monday, August 06, 2012
Weekends are going to be a big hurdle for me to overcome. It feels like everything is harder - eating right, working out - on the weekend, when I lack the structure of my work day, around which I plan my meals. It's also harder because I don't always have healthy options immediately available (lunch: go to the salad place around the corner; dinner: stop at Panera and get something healthy on the way home) ... I have to rely on what is in the fridge, or (even worse): CARRY-OUT.
Here's what makes weekends even more difficult: my husband. We have gotten into the habit that we order carry-out from a local place on Saturdays for lunch, and on Sunday we order pizza (plus wings for him) for lunch. If we don't do this, he grouses and complains - to say that he likes his routines would be putting it lightly. To be perfectly honest, the Saturday carry-out place really isn't very good (not to mention a complete dearth of healthy options), and I don't really want pizza every Sunday. But I don't want to listen to him complain all weekend, so I go along with it. The rest of the week is easy, because he works nights and I work days, so I only see him on the weekends.
But what it comes down to is that I don't want to waste my "cheat" meals on this CRAP. I want to use my "cheat" meals for something GOOD, like a lobster roll on a buttered split roll, or a really delicious baked macaroni and cheese, or a sumptuous panna cotta for dessert.. And it makes me mad that I feel compelled to sacrifice/compromise what I want (and need!) in order to keep the peace for the weekend.
You know what? Forget that! This weekend, if he wants to order that crap, he can. On Friday, I'll get a second salad from the Salad Place for my lunch on Saturday, and I'll prep some healthy leftovers that I can have instead of pizza on Sunday.
Yeah, I think that's a good idea. You can't make change if you insist on sticking to your old routines, right? It's time to shake things up a little!