My gym times have changed from 5am(which was a mental obstacle at first) to the opposite time of day- 6:30pm. Every day I'm either at the gym or doing insanity in my basement. Every day I have reasons not to go. But every day I talk my way out of those excuses. I don't know whether or not they're valid, but I don't care anymore. My fitness journey is important to me and I do not plan to give up on myself, because in my mind, that would mean I am giving up on those around me. Now that I know how it Can Be, why would I want anything less?
This was my Monday . Kombucha tea flavoring, the long awaited merry Larry Christmas DVD with my sick kid, cooking almost a weeks worth of food (And cleaning the dishes)during nap time, and the starting of the decaf coffee experiment. I didn't decide on the decaf until my caffeinated cup this am. Convenient, yes?
Things I'm thankful for today:
Not having to be away from this kid when she feels so gross.
(Hearing "mommy! I need you" simultaneously breaks my heart and comforts me that I'm here for her.)
I am able to get into te gym almost every day.
Snacks like this are better to me than anything else:
Last weeks meal plan went out the window come thanksgiving. But generally when there's a big change in schedule we just kind of go with the flow. The good news is I kept the food clean and didnt freak out. Was well prepared with plenty of leftovers, clean bars(Lara bars) seasnax, almond butter and baby food pouches :)
M- Chicken chili with homemade turkey broth my kind mother decided to share with me :) this was a spicy dish but I'm thinking adding some coconut milk might tone it down.
T- carnitas I made earlier in the week. (I've basically been using the recipes I find as templates, as I don't feel ready to go off on my own... like with this one I added no citrus and maybe tweaked the spices a bit.)
W- porkchops with mushrooms and cauliflower mash (the pork chops were a really amazing healthier cheaper find from The weekend)
Thurs - breakfast for dinner
Fri- tacos (ground turkey this week. I season with homemade taco seasoning and while the rest of the family uses tortillas, I'd much rather eat mine in a bowl or plate, and top it with veggies spinach clean salsa and homemade guac.
Sat- leftovers before we leave for the evening - this is hubby's birthday! :)