Hey everyone! This is going to be a short and sweet meal plan post. For one, I’m tired and really want to get it done tonight before I go to sleep. Second, my meal plan is super simple this week with minimal food prep. In the last couple weeks I’ve accumulated lots of meals in the freezer so I don’t need to do much work. Yay!
Before I get to my meal plan let’s first chat about my first week of 1/2 marathon training. Ummm well I ran 6 DAYS THIS WEEK! No joke. I felt like super woman. However, I couldn’t seem to run longer than 30 minutes at a time. I did powerwalk the other 30 minuntes making for a total of 60 minutes on the treadmill 6 times last week. Something I thought while running was “how will I ever run 13 miles when I can barely run 3.” But I know I can do it or at least give it my best.
A favorite quote of mine is by Nelson Mandela. He says “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” This is true with any goal big. I felt the same way with losing weight, starting this business, childbirth, college, etc. As with everything in my life I just keep going until it’s done.
Another habit I focused on last week was not eating past 7:00pm. This habit serves me well but recently I’ve been slacking. I try to do my best but life happens and well it is what it is. Anyway, last week I was strict with this habit and didn’t eat even a crumb past 7:00pm. I’m not gonna lie and say I wasn’t hungry because there were a few nights that I struggled. Nonetheless, I‘m glad I stuck to it because the next morning I felt great. I didn’t feel bloated or like a rock was sitting in my stomach. And dare I say I even felt lighter. It was nice to end the week on a very positive note.
Then came Saturday…
I still exercised but my daughter had a friend over and BEGGED me to order pizza. So I did…and ate 3 slices. OMG it was amazing. I felt like I was gonna barf but the instant gratification I felt after I took a bite was incredible. I did feel a little guilty but I’m human and can’t resist pizza. I just can’t. I decided not to dwell and simply enjoy it. I did amazing the whole week. Plus, 3 pieces of delicious pizza won’t sabotage a week’s worth of good food choices – at least I hope not. We will see. I post my weekly weigh in tomorrow on Instagram. Now I’m worried. Hahaha…but seriously.
Okay let’s get to my food.
- I made the oatmeal a couple weekends ago in my slow cooker. I still have a bunch in my freezer.
- The smoothies I will make the morning I drink it.
Hummus, veggies, and crackers
- I’m going to store all the ingredients separately in the refrigerator for a make-ahead salad bar.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken (will make wraps one day and use in the mac n cheese the other)
Chicken Piccata – new recipe
- Chicken soup was made last week.
- Buffalo chicken will be made tomorrow. 1-cup will be saved for the mac n cheese later in the week.
- Chicken piccata will be made the night we eat.
- Cheeseburger will be made for the salad tomorrow or Wednesday.