Do you ever have those weeks that never seem to end?
That was last week for me. My fella had a huge order due at work and was a bit understaffed. So I took one for the team and spent all my free time at his studio. Basically, this meant late nights followed by early mornings - leaving no room for home cooked meals.
When our friend Kim stopped by to give us moral support (and treats) on one of our longer days, we easily devoured a huge bag of Halloween candy in one sitting (no joke).
And that's only one story from the horror that was last week. Others involve lots of take-out food, frozen gluten-free pizza, and even a couple non gluten-free beers. UGH.
Suffice to say I'm not feeling at the top of my game right now.
But you know what? No one's perfect. Especially not me.
All I can do is press the reset button on my diet and work my way back to eating to support my blood sugar, hormones, and energy.
My goals this time around are to:
* Decrease my sugar cravings
* Increase energy
* Create better routines around meal preparation
That last goal is gonna be my key to survival. Not just during the 21DSD, but as part of my busy lifestyle in general. I find that when I carve out more time each week for meal prep, it's easier during times of chaos to stick to my diet. (Ugh! I HATE the word diet. It sounds so restrictive. Let's call it a nutrition plan. Fancy right?)
So, how am I going to do this?
Honestly, I don't know yet. I'm going to play it by ear this first week and try to let the weight of this goal prioritize my time for me. I honestly decided to do this less than 24 hours ago, so I haven't had much time for prep yet. But last night while I sat on the couch watching the newest Game of Thrones episode, I had chicken thighs with root veggies roasting in the oven and a pot of rice pilaf cooking on the stove-top. The ultimate multitasking, right? I made enough to have lunch prepared for the whole week so I feel like I'm off to a good start at least!
Here's a sneak peak at what I had for breakfast today to start my 21DSD on the right foot:
Two soft poached eggs with two slices of bacon, over mixed greens tossed with olive oil and lemon juice. Not pictured are the pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds) I sprinkled on top of everything to add a bit more healthy fat. It was the perfect breakfast to eat on a sunny morning like today before I hop on my bike and head to the clinic.
The first of the month is a great time to review things that aren't working in our lives and make positive changes.
Are there things that you'd like to change this month? Comment below and let me know!
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