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Ah Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I did not get enough sleep last night. Again. I need to make changes to my sleeping habits and I need to make it a priority. I have not been a getting solid sleep for several years now. Mostly because my school schedule. This will be my last semester and I will only have one night class. Hopefully I can get into a better schedule and more consistent schedule.

I like to workout in the mornings. That way it is harder for me to make excuses and I feel more energized throughout the day. I haven't been lately though. It is really hard for me to wake up any earlier than I already do.

Tonight I was planning on making a burger and zucchini fries for dinner. I normally make my own hamburger buns and keep them in the freezer, but I am out. I was going to make some more and some pita bread this weekend, but my yeast had gone bad and I had been too lazy to go get more. So today after work I was going to stop by the store, pick some up, and make the buns. I have a really good 30-minute recipe. When I got home I was pretty tired. I just wanted to watch a movie or take a nap, but I didn't. I made myself make the buns. I put them in the oven and started getting all the stuff ready to make the patties. And just my luck, the ground beef is still frozen.

This is normally the point when I say screw it. I would get in my car and drive to McDonald's. When I'm tired and things don't go the way I plan, I am very easily derailed. I was hungry and now frustrated that things didn't work out. But I didn't go to McDonald's. I didn't order a pizza. I made orange-ginger chicken breast with corn-pea-edamame sauté and a salad. And it was really good. It took all of 15 minutes to put together because I had everything in the fridge. That's less time than it would have taken to go somewhere.

This is a good lesson for me. I need to remember this for any other time that things don't go the way I plan. Even though it's not what I wanted, the alternative can be just as good. I don't have to resort to the easy way out.

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FROGGYFROGERSON 8/22/2012 12:29PM

    Good for you for not caving into mcdonalds or ordering pizza! I can relate, it seems that I get easily derailed or discouraged too, sometimes it's hard not to beat ourselves up over the little things, but things like this (making good-for-us choices and sticking with it) are little victories to be celebrated emoticon

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