Food, Meal Prep, Meals & Macros

Meal Prep: Week of January 1

These past few months, I’ve been a complete and utter mess, totally off my meal plan and not taking the best care of myself. The holidays are always a rough time to get back on track, so I decided to just hold off until after Christmas to sort myself out.

In the past, I never attempted to meal prep. I usually found myself throwing random things into my lunch bag in the morning, then running out the door. Sometimes that led to odd combinations and lots of cold lunches. I’d like to have a hot midday meal without having to deal with dicey choices at fast food restaurants, so I’m giving prepping a try!

Below is what I’ve put together for this week. I am not prepping dinners at this time because I actually enjoy cooking in the evening, but that may be something I try in the future. In addition to the items below, I also have snacks like almonds and string cheese on hand.

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Adventure Awaits, Fitness, Weight Loss

I Survived My First 5k

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A couple months ago, my friend Jessica mentioned on facebook that she’d like to do a 5k. I’d secretly been looking at local races and contemplating giving one a shot, so when I saw her post, I told her I’d do it with her. We were able to find a race and get signed up. The Colors of Courage 5k was sponsored by a local hospital, with proceeds going to benefit uninsured cancer patients. This was definitely a worthy cause, so I was happy to pay the entry fee.

The morning of the race, I was excited. At a little over 3 miles, I wasn’t really concerned about the distance, but I hadn’t prepared for the race like I should have. Early in the summer, I had been walking several miles each day, working on my endurance and time. As the heat and humidity of summer increased, however, I got extremely lax about exercising. I was concerned about the time it would take me to walk to course; I just hoped I wouldn’t finish last!

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