Isn’t this little dolphin topiary the cutest? He lives, er swims, in my neighborhood.
I wrote in my last post that I want to be more conscious of counting my blessings and being grateful.
Right now, I am very grateful for the long weekend and the extra time to catch up. I have some cleaning and cooking to do, but I also found the book Intuitive Eating at my library and I’m really excited to tuck into that.
Tues, Wed, Thurs – Continuation of my self-imposed rest week from the LiveFit trainer.
1) Did you know I love Aldi? You didn’t, did you? I couldn’t believe that these strawberries, tomatoes, and apples were actually super delicious and sweet.
2) My wonderful brother- and sister-in-law surprised me with a care package in the mail – locally roasted coffee and a very sweet card that said something like, “We know it’s tough to be separated from your best friend. Hopefully this treat will cheer you up.” sniff. I’m SO lucky to have the best family ever.
3) COOKIE. I know I was a little hard on Panera’s salads, but DAMN, their cookies are hella good. I split this with a friend and also enjoyed an unsweetened iced tea. mhm.
I don’t talk about it on the blog very much, but I have a seriously unhealthy obsession with cookies. If you told me that I would die tomorrow, I would eat cookies nonstop for the next 24 hours.
Although you couldn’t tell from above, I’m currently following a loose adaptation of the meal plan outlined in the LiveFit trainer. I follow this plan about 80% of the time on weekdays and 50% of the time on weekends.
Breakfast – Egg white omelette with veggies, corn tortillas
Lunch – Chicken, coconut oil, sweet potato, veggies. Topped withGreek yogurt and salad dressing
Snack – Turkey burger, quinoa, veggies, apple
Post-workout – Protein shake
Dinner – Same as lunch
Snack – Hard-boiled egg whites and hummus
This comes to roughly 40% carb, 40% protein, and 40% fat. I’m never hungry, but I do often crave sugary starches (cookies!).
Having a meal plan definitely helps on Sunday nights, when I prepare and pack ALL of my food. I’m out of the house 7:30am-10pm on Monday-Wednesday, so I need to have everything ready to go. Keeping things standardized and eating the same thing for lunch and dinner really streamlines my meal prep and I prefer ease over variety anyway.
Any meal prep tips?