This time of year is one of my absolute favorites as we move into March Madness for college basketball, but it’s also my busiest time at work. These next two weeks I’m traveling quite a bit for work, which is wonderful, but it has my schedule all out of wack. These past few years I personally struggled with maintaining my healthy habits when life is overly busy, my routine is out of wack and/or I’m stressed. These 3 scenarios tend to happen at the same time, which makes it all worse.
Last week I left DC Tuesday night and returned Thursday at 2AM. I then left Saturday at 11:30AM and returned to DC Sunday night at 10PM. Traveling means lots of eating out, time away from my family, a wacky schedule, and a wonky workout routine.
I didn’t do the best job last week, giving into eating the desserts available at most meals while traveling. We also had pizza twice on the road, so I’m feeling pretty blah in the dieting realm after 4 days away from home.
My days at home were awesome however! I still got all 3 of my OrangeTheory workouts in last week, going Monday, Friday, and Saturday. I also did a great job eating breakfasts at home, packing my lunches for work, and eating a healthy dinner after work.
My go to breakfasts this week were plain non fat Greek yogurt, blueberries, and almond butter.
Lunches and dinners at home were a mixture of brown rice, veggies, and either a veggie patty or chicken. Nothing fancy, but these meals are satisfying and kept me full!
I know I struggle when I am underprepared or when meals are provided for me, but I also know I have power in my choice!