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Giving planning a try

Monday, April 15, 2013

Everyone says it here on SP: You need to plan to succeed! And up until that point, I was trying to ignore that fact.
After a month off track, I'm giving planning a chance. My week is going to be super busy and stressful, so if I want to have any chances of eating right and working out, I'll have to plan, otherwise, it's not gonna happened.

I'm not yet ready to start the workout schedule I described in my previous blog because I don't have my bike yet (but I went shopping for it last saturday and I'll probably buy it next week), but I can do something at least! I've been spending the last hour looking at different ST workouts from the Workout generator and I think I'm getting close to finding what I want to do for ST. The good thing is, I only have to click a button and MAGIC, it's in the tracker!

Tonight, I'll do elliptical or my first jogging of the year if the weather is nice, and I'll do upper body and abs ST workout.

I also want to plan my lunches (a thing I NEVER do) for the week. I love variety. So I always pick-up different things in the fridge in the morning and it's easy enough if I have good leftovers and fresh freggies. But I decided I'm gonna try to run on 2 or 3 lunches options for the next two weeks, to remove that from my busy brain, and see how I like that. The key is to choose good food that is not boring and that I like a lot. That way it won't seems like I'm missing something. And it also need to be somthing I can prepare in batches in advance.
I'm thinking crustless quiche, hard boiled egg, maybe salad with chicken breast and maybe also lentils soup but if you have any other ideas feel free to share.

I'm also gonna make my protein shake every morning as breakfast for this week. All this is going to be simpler to prepare and simpler to track!

Fingers crossed it will give me some results!
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    I plan my lunches all the time, and do some batch cooking along with that.... crustless quiche is awesome, you can also add cooked quinoa and extra veg for a very satisfying crustless options...

    One of my ways of "planning": I have a bunch of small tupperware. It's a little more on the dishwashing side, but it really helps with getting lunches together....

    I use the tupperware for individual measures of cottage cheese, cheese cubes, tuna fish salad, egg whites etc.-- all in either 100 or 200 calorie totals per tupperware. I do the same with peanut butter, hummus and sourcream. I also baggie out indy servings of cereal, rice cakes, etc.

    I cut up a bunch of fresh veg and fruit every sunday, and put into large tupperware. On Monday, I grab one fruit and one veg tupperware and then an assortment of other indy servings.

    Sometimes it's a potato with sour cream and salsa and microwave eggs (this is one of my favorite lunches ever.... bring a small container each of sour cream, egg whites, and salsa to work. Poke some holes in your potato and nuke it. open, add eggwhites and some salt and nuke for another minute. top with salsa and sour cream NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM.)

    sorry, I'm digressing. I think that planning is definitely going to be interesting for you-- it will also help you to find out what foods satiate you more, for future plans!
    1743 days ago
    This sounds great and very motivating! Good luck and have a great week, you're off to a fantastic start!
    1743 days ago
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