This week went pretty well. I completed 3 HIIT workouts, and ate healthy food. Made a big pot of healthy soup using leftover veggies, and ate that for my lunches with a side salad.
This was also my first full week back at work. While I am working from home, I realized that I still need to prepare my meals or by dinner time and there's nothing to eat, we reach for what's available. This week, that was pizza.
I don't want to say pizza is a 'bad' food. I love a good flatbread pizza with a thin layer of tomato sauce, cheese, and basil.
However, there are other choices that I would have preferred to eat instead. On the day we had pizza, I had intended to start a roast chicken in the oven, but I got really busy and missed the window to put it in. I worked until 5pm, then was left with, "What's to eat?"
So the following day I threw a chili in the instapot to slowcook during the day.
Working from home should be easier to keep meals under control, but it hasn't been. Since I'm trying to get my diet and exercise back on track, I've been more mindful about my habits.
One of the mornings, I didn't feel like doing my exercise. I thought to myself, "I made a commitment! I must do it!" Then I took a step back. It seems like the kind of thought that should be motivating. I made a 'new years resolution', so I must stick to it. No matter what!
But is that really the right attitude? What if I don't? What if I can't? Is that then a failure?
I decided then that I wasn't in the right frame of mind. I didn't feel like doing the workout at that moment, but later I did. Much better than being a self drill sergeant.
I also decided that I have a new year goal to use up what I have and declutter. With all the hand washing, I've been using a ton of lotion. I wanted to buy new lotion, but I realized that I have a big basket of lotions that we've collected from hotels during our travels. I really wanted to buy a new luxurious bottle, but I decided to use up the collection of hotel lotions, or throw them away. I'm not quite Marie Kondo ready, but I am trying.
Overall, I'm feeling pretty successful at the end of the week. Hope you all did well too.