Monday, July 29, 2013
Last week was pretty rough - I either didn't have the time and/or energy to hit the gym, so... blah. Not sure that I'll be able to even really hit the gym this week, either, because pretty much the only time I *can* go is on my lunch break, but my lunch breaks are pretty much spoken for this week (have to take 4 rescue kittens to a follow-up vet appointment, have a dental appointment, and have to take my car to the shop to get some issues addressed before we go to KC next week). Evenings probably won't be much better between having to cook dinner, deal with housework, and needing to work on my garden, which is quickly getting overrun with grass and weeds. Yippee.
One positive change, though, is in my diet. One of my friends recently posted a pic on Facebook of the meals that she pre-prepared for the upcoming week. She fixed breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the upcoming week and packaged each meal in it's own Tupperware container so all her meals were just ready to grab and eat. Ding ding ding!! That addresses a few issues for me - not having the time to prep my breakfast and lunch for the next day, not having the energy to prep my breakfast and lunch for the next day, relying on processed foods and/or restaurant food since I didn't prep my meals, not feeling like logging my foods because it's kind of a drag, portion control, etc. So I took this idea (just breakfast and lunch, though) and am starting the second week of doing this.
First week: breakfast - hard-boiled egg, mixed fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
lunch - lean hamburger with zucchini and goat cheese, topped with bruschetta, large mixed green salad, babybel cheese
snack - almonds, mandarin orange cup
Second week: breakfast - non-fat greek yogurt, mixed fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), drizzle of honey, cinnamon
lunch - pork, mushroom, spinach enchiladas with salsa verde, cucumber-tomato salad, small green salad
snack - homemade granola, granny smith or Fuji apple
I really like the idea of doing this, but have to kind fight the monotony of it after a few days. But it's nice to have meals ready-to-go, to know exactly what is in my food, and makes logging my calories so much easier. I might not have gotten in any exercise time this last week, but I *have* lost a couple of pounds, so YAY for a teensy bit of progress. :)