Last week, I was a hot mess! I haven’t weighed myself, but there’s no doubt in my mind that I derailed any progress I’d made since the beginning of the year. I was traveling for work, which always gives me problems. Making better choices when staying in hotels is something I definitely need to work on. It’s just so much easier to order delivery and lounge around in my pajamas. I like to pretend I’m on vacation. 🙂
I was pleased with how my meals turned out last week and was excited to try again! By Friday morning, however, eggs were not looking very appetizing, so I wanted to switch things up for breakfast.
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.
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!
When I first began to eat low carb, one of my biggest hurdles was figuring out what to eat when I was on the go. Most of the time, I pack a lunch and bring it from home, but that’s not always an option. If I have to get lunch from a fast food place, these are some of the low carb choices I make.