Lately I feel like I’ve been on a binge of eating bad food! No I have not been eating super sized Big Macs but I have been indulging on whatever I can get my hands on! I have always believed that you should not deny yourself a treat but I do not think that pints of Ben and Jerry’s and chocolate chip cookies on the daily are ok. I have fallen into this junk food/ diet soda/ dairy binge and it has got to go! Someone posted a question on Twitter the other day asking how losing weight would affect your running: I said that it would absolutely effect it- not because you would weigh less, but because everything is connected—- eating good, becoming more fit, feeling better, having more energy. It is all a packaged deal and I am ready to get back on the train to healthy town!
Unfortunately eating bad has multiple side effects on me: constant belly bloat, never ending sweet cravings, grumpy mood, bad sleep, zero desire to exercise- seriously I could go on but I will spare you.
I do not know about you but I am tired of feeling and dealing with all of those side effects! This almost sounds like it is going to be an infomercial…. do not worry- its not- I have nothing to sell!
This week I took my meal prep/ menu planning to the next level and made sure to plan for healthy meals instead of convenient meals.
Here is what I have been up to in the kitchen today:
Hard Boiled Eggs (school snack)
Grilled Chicken Breasts (To top my salad for lunch at school)
Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry (Dinner) to served with Brown Rice
I also have the following meals planned for this week:
Baked Chicken with Lemony Asparagus
Ground Chicken Taco Salad served with avocado
South Western Chopped Chicken Salad
Things to avoid this week:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
What I plan to do more of:
Do some kind of exercise everyday- no matter what!
Stop eating before I feel stuffed!!!!
So there you have it. A new week is here tomorrow and I am very thankful for the reset that is coming my way. I am looking forward to eating better and feeling better!
Now it is time to pray for NO MORE SNOW!!
Is there anything in particular that you have been struggling with?
Do you have a set of go-to healthy meals that you want to share with me?
Do you look as cute as Tanner when you eat your carrots?