Workout Wednesday

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Workout Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!! Back again for our Workout Wednesday.
We even made ourselves a button - yay!!

Erin and I are so excited to start this link up today. Please note, you don't have to be a Mom to participate we know the majority of our readers are fellow Mom's so we went with it.  Please link up you hot single ladies!  

So we thought we would start off this week with our daily meal plans.  Life can be crazy with work, husbands, boyfriends, boy toys, kids and fur kids.  We all see everyone's posts about their meal plans and it look SO easy.  Half the time I think, no way could I do this.  ONE where do I even buy half this stuff and TWO I thought this was supposed to be easy?  Ayi, maybe it is, but I need simple.  And quick.

So here is what my typical meal planning consists of....

It's always on the go.  I never eat breakfast at home.  It's either in the car or at work.  So here's my options.
healthy egg muffins.
i love these!  i will bring two to work, pop them in the microwave for 20 seconds and add some hot sauce.  amazing!
if i need something fast i will grab a pop-tart.  i know i know.
but hear me out.  i only eat one of the pop tarts in the package.  save the other for the next day.  works for me.
lately my go to has been my shakeology!
i am cheap so i just use what i have on hand.
lately it's just been almond milk, scoop of strawberry shakeo and some cinnamon.  on ice.
or if i'm out of almond milk i just do it with water.
if i have fresh fruit i will blend it together.  if not, no biggie.
and then i have to have my coffee.
and i have to admit i have about three cups in the morning.
i try my best to only used almost milk and one sugar.
lately dairy has been killing my stomach - so almond milk is the way to go!!

i try my hardest not to snack in the morning.
if i feel i need food, i have another cup of coffee...... or drink water.

my lunch is usually leftovers.
and i'm cool with that.
or if we go out i try to only eat half of whatever i ordered.
i truly believe it's not about WHAT you eat, it's about how MUCH you eat.
eat until you are happy, just a little before comfortable, NOT stuffed.
because then the rest of the day is just dunzo.
yes - that's a laguna beach reference - dunzo.  lol.
and if i'm in a hurry and i have to grab something fast, i always check the serving size.  have you ever grabbed a can of ravioli and saw that really it's supposed to feed two people.  yep - serious.
and pizza rolls, ohhhh yes, should feed two people.
but there's an unwritten rule for pizza rolls.  and i just eat them.
every time.
hey - you win some, you lose some.

if i need an afternoon snack at work i have a few options.
dark chocolate - oh i love me some dark chocolate.  lol.
sometimes one of those little squares is all i need.
and sometimes i need two.  but that's all i allowed myself.  two.
almonds - just a handful of almonds.  so good.
and then the clouds parted and heaven opened up and i found dark chocolate covered almonds - and i'm in LOVE!

oh dinner - our biggest dilemma.
again i feel this is where the whole "it's not what you eat it's how much you eat" comes in.
i try to make a veggie with every meal.
sometimes on sunday i will cook up a bag of chicken breasts so when we get home we have options.
chicken fettuccine, chicken salad, just chicken breasts with veggies.
or spaghetti squash.  i have learned to make this work in different recipes.  i mean honestly if you would use noddles in something, just switch it to spaghetti squash.
i swear i can feel the difference - and i love it!
and then we have those nights that we get mcdonalds.
ha - but listen.
S&H get happy meals, and they usually eat 80% of their meal.
so guess what - i finish it - and it's just enough for me.
ok so usually i will get a $1 mcchicken or just a $1 hamburger.
but that's perfect for me.  i do NOT need those fries!
cheap and happy.
and what if we go to tequilas?  same way - we share!
i always get the grilled chicken soft tacos.  comes with three tacos.  henry gets one and my rice.  stella obviously gets her own foods, but i have just given henry about 1/3 of my dinner.  perfect serving size for me then.
again cheap, happy and still full.
ok, well i don't share my margs.....

we all know i'm not cutting out my drinks.  ha.
but i am cutting back.
i would usually have a drink just about every night.
ha - ok, let me explain.  it was SMALL.
but i quit - and i love it.  i may have one or two drinks a week, that's it!
sure i'm becoming a light weight.  lol.  but that's ok.
i drink a ton of water.  i am weird about my pee being too dark or too stinky.  TMI?  sorry!  lol.  but for real.  water, water, water.
even if you feel you are getting hungry, DRINK WATER!
it's once in a blue blue moon that i drink a soda.
the other day i had a soda - and i felt like shit!  not even kidding you.
and then like i mentioned coffee.  i love it.  i need it.

so - whew!  am i the best cook/meal planner/eater ever?  no!
do we stick to this to a T?  no!
but again it's all about how YOU feel.
do you enjoy feeling stuffed?  no!
so just eat until you are good.  like i said, right before comfortable.
and i promise you will see a difference!


Erin @ Happily Obsessed said...

So excited to be doing this together!!! I don't know why you aren't sharing your margs with the bambinos! ha!!

Amanda aka Manda said...

I need to do better about my snacking. I always get hungry about 3pm and then I hit up the vending machine. Not good.

Shannon Snodgrass said...

My fav snack is a handful of raw almonds and two dove dark chocolate squares. I buy the bag of squares so I don't cheat and eat the whole bar, lol. I have a theory and it has served me well so far, you can eat anything you want in moderation as long as you move, move, move!!

Anonymous said...

could you share the egg muffin recipe?!