Recap of Last Week
Last week was a really amazing week! I lost 3 pounds and was really proud of all the mini goals I met last week. I followed my plan for the week, almost to a T, and made my wellness a priority.
Last week I tracked every single thing I ate. Everything. Preparing staples for the week on Sunday was instramental in being able to stay on track each day. Having the quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, chicken, and lots of veggies on hand made making meals so easy. Every day I had 2 eggs for breakfast. On the days I worked out, I added 2 turkey or veggie sausage patties. I also made a smoothie for my commute every day (almond milk, NOW Foods Plant Protein Powder, frozen banana, spinach, and strawberries or mangos). The smoothie was perfect for my long drive into work and kept me full until lunch time.
My lunches last week were so yummy and really filling. Each day I had either sweet potato or quinoa and then topped it with grilled chicken, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and buffalo sauce. I then microwaved everything for 3 minutes before lunch. So yummy!
For dinners, I had taco meat over lettuce or quinoa, baked chicken and veggies, and chicken sausage and veggies. I brought my dinner to work on Tuesday and Thursday and threw together meals on Monday and Wednesday. Friday night we had English pasties for my dad’s birthday, which were delicious, and then Saturday and Sunday night we had various leftovers from the week.
My workouts last week were really good! I didn’t get a workout in on Wednesday, but I made up for it Sunday. I also didn’t do the best job of leaving work on time, but I’m trying. Overall, the week was awesome and I’m proud of reaching my goals.
The Week Ahead
Much like last week, I am planning to have eggs, an additonal protein on the mornings I workout, and a smoothie for the road. I forgot to buy spinach yesterday, but my smoothies will most likely look the same. I do have some supergreens on hand, so I might add those in.
Yesterday I prepped spagetti squash and roasted sweet potatoes for the week. I’m planning to make lunches similar to last week, but have some roasted turkey I am going to eat instead of the chicken. I know I’ll need some extra volume in my lunches made with spagetti squash, so I’ll probably add in a little more protein those days. I also have some yummy Nando’s hot sauce I might use instead of the buffalo sauce.
I have chicken, chicken sausages, and ground beef defrosted in the fridge. I’m planning to make big salads this week and to top them with a protein. I love mexican food, so I know I’ll make taco salads at some point. Easy is key for the work week and then I remain flexible on the weekends.
Monday – Orange Theory
Tuesday – Long walk
Wednesday – Rest Day
Thursday – Long walk
Friday – Orange Theory
Saturday – Rest Day
Sunday – Orange Theory
Goals for the Week
Track everything I eat
Eat breakfast each day
Bring protein packed snacks to work for my commute home
Enjoy my workouts
Get to bed on time!!
Leave work on time and leave work at work