When it’s cold, it’s like pulling teeth to get me to work out even though I know I’ll feel better when I do. I know, so weird, right?
It’s Friday night and I’ve only gotten in one ten-minute workout so far this week. I don’t feel great about it and I don’t want to make excuses either. I just didn’t do it.
But on a side note…I also didn’t plan it. Let me share some wise advice I learned from Marie Forelo. “It isn’t real unless you schedule it.” Last week I got off to a late start with my workouts, but then I scheduled them out for the rest of the week, and guess what? It got done.
This week I just complained about the weather and my low energy and never set or scheduled any workouts, and guess what? They didn’t get done.
This is a simple lesson learned. Schedule workouts. Then they get done. And really my peeps, they only take 10 minutes so there’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to get them done.
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with sliced tomato and coffee and cream
I’ve been doing some more photo-sharing of my food on instagram. If you wanna see me feed by checking out my feed (ha ha), click the pic below. Awww, look at me getting all social and stuff. 🙂
Lunch: Adielle Cajun sausage link with homemade ketchup and turnip hash browns (recipe coming to the blog soon).
Dinner: White chicken chili (I’ll be sharing this recipe on the blog soon too)
Breakfast: Coffee + cream, cherry tomatoes and Athenos garlic hummus
Lunch: Field greens, tomato, peas, hard boiled egg, 3.5 oz of rotisserie chicken and Lund’s balsamic dressing.
Dinner: Med-rare steak tenderloin with roasted asparagus
Breakfast: coffee + cream
Lunch: Turkey, Spinach, Mushroom casserole
Dinner: Rotisserie chicken, garlic hummus, tomatoes
Lunch: Rutabaga hash browns with homemade ketchup and rotisserie chicken
Dinner: hearty vegetable and bean soup, pulled chicken tacos “tortilla free”
Lunch: pulled chicken tacos “tortilla free”
Dinner: Peking wings, white chicken chili
Ack! Can we just not discuss this section? I’ve only gotten one finished so far, but I am going to do one more before the end of the week.
I had better planning this week and had a few foods prepped that I could eat throughout the week. I made my BRD hash browns with BRD ketchup (recipe coming to the blog soon) and ate those as well as leftover chicken chili from a recipe you’ll be seeing here soon too.
I also did a good job stockpiling my BRD pantry to help me out for the next few weeks. It gave me an idea for a post about how to prep yourself with a BRD-approved pantry. I’m working on it now, so stay tuned.
I used my crock pot/jarred salsa/raw chicken to make the simplest chicken tacos ever. Super healthy and yummy — even my hubby loved ’em (of course he ate his on tortillas).
I was waning a bit by Friday and ordered wings at Pizza Luce. Though their Peking wings are probably not BRD-approved, they aren’t breaded and fried like Applebee’s or Buffalo Wild Wings. I’m going with the “I could’ve ordered pizza –I was at Pizza Luce after all — and instead I ordered baked wings.” Not perfect, but a better BRD choice.
On my first free day I’m proud of how I didn’t go crazy overboard and on some kind of Epic Meal Time binge, so hurrah! for me on that.
Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed it (as you can see from my pics above), but I found myself stopping when I got overly full and I think I did a great job of actually “enjoying” it instead of stuffing my face with as many taboo foods as I could before week two begins. I was definitely bloated and felt a little UGH! after my free day though.
P.S. After my first week weigh-in I’d lost 5 lbs. Whoop-ie (not the ones you eat, the one you scream)!
AROUND THE WEB
Just a few recipes I noticed this week while touring blogs…some I definitely want to try. If you get to them before me, please lemme know if they are as delicious as they look on their blogs.
I’ve already met (virtually) a number of cool peeps and I’m going to be swimming with all kinds of recipes and ideas from now on. The only danger is that I could turn into a blog-surfer and actually not get anything done.
This crock pot enchilada soup from Ari’s menu looks so yummy and also incredibly simple to make. I love the tag line of this blog too, “little changes making a big difference.” Right on!
This roast chicken soup with roasted vegetables from Danielle at Against All Grain is probably the best ever. I can’t wait to try it, but it also looks more involved than the crock pot soup above. Nevertheless, it’s on my “to make” list.
I actually found both these recipes at Family Sport Life. Tara offers incredible resources for facing the everyday challenges of living a healthy lifestyle. And ya know, it can be challenging! So it’s important to have support and encouragement. That’s why I’m really glad you’re here cheering me along. Thanks for that. You’re awesome.