This week has been an exercise in not losing my mind. I missed you all yesterday because…well, because I just couldn’t get it together. I’ll refrain from whining, but let’s just say I’ve hit a wall with my work schedule and stress, so you may not see a ton of me this week. I’ll do my best to pop in, but we’ll see how it goes.
Luckily, I did some food prep over the weekend that at least helped make the whole food situation a little easier. I remember saying on Sunday, “my future self will thank me for this!” and that’s definitely been true. Having easy meals and snacks pre-made has made this week just a little bit easier. With that said, let’s get on with the party and get nosy with everything I ate yesterday. Thanks to Jenn for hosting!
Half of a banana bread bagel topped with cream cheese. Eaten with a coconut vanilla Greek yogurt.
I don’t normally eat bagels for breakfast because I’m hungry 20 seconds later. These were half-price at the grocery store, however, and I couldn’t resist. They’re freakishly delicious and I want to eat all of them. Something about a toasted bagel and cream cheese is super addictive.
Because, obviously I needed it. I have an espresso maker at home, but sometimes my local Starbucks barista just does such a better job of making my Americano.
I was hungry basically all morning (thanks a lot, bagel) so I ate both my snacks early: baby carrots and a granola bar.
For lunch, I pulled out one of the salads I pre-made on Sunday: yogurt ranch dressing, whole-grain quinoa, chicken breast meat, cucumber, carrots, and spinach.
Finally, the chicken and quinoa filled me up and I was good for the rest of the afternoon.
By the time I got home, I was exhausted and basically “over it.” Rather than try and come up with something tasty, my goal just became to be less hungry. I grabbed one of the carrot oat muffins I made on Sunday. That and Riley made me a White Russian to ease the stress- perks of having a former bartender for a husband. Totally normal combination…
Since you can’t just have a muffin and a cocktail for dinner (or can you?), I grabbed a white cheddar Babybel cheese and a big cracker that tasted like cardboard. Never buying those crackers again, so lesson learned on that one.
And that’s my day in a nutshell! I’m learning that food prep definitely does make a difference, especially when things get stressful. If I didn’t have pre-made salads and veggies ready for me, you’d probably be looking at very different pictures today. While my dinner was
pathetic less than organized, I did my best to get some sort of nutrition….I mean, I’m sure the skim milk in my White Russian (correction…two White Russians) provided some calcium for the day. Right? Right? Validate me, please.
Anyway, as well all know, I do the best I can and don’t stress the rest. Some days I nail the healthy thing, other days I don’t. I’m sure most of you would agree that most days are a combination of the two. I’ll never be the girl that only drinks water and eats steamed chicken with broccoli for dinner, and I’m totally OK with that.
I’m hoping to turn this week around, so I started today off with a great HIIT run and some ab work at the gym. I’m also hoping to get outside a little more since it will be close to summer temps!
Hope you all have a great day!
Do you ever just lose all motivation by dinner?
What’s your best way of relieving stress? I’m currently utilizing exercise, 8 hours of sleep, and alcohol, but additional suggestions are welcome….