As you can probably tell from my last post, on a professional and personal level, my life is going great. Today marks the start of week two at my new job, and it honestly feels almost too good to be true because it’s going so well. I’m sure part of that has to do with the honeymoon phase of it being new, but being in the education field feels so good, and the organization truly values work/life balance and its very evident.
That said, I’ve been in a really rough place healthy-living wise. I thrive on routine and do best when I have a plan of action in place, and for the last few weeks I haven’t had that at all. Between leaving my last job, taking a little over a week off, traveling a bunch, and starting a new job, everything has just felt up in the air. I’ve been slacking majorly on the exercise front and have been eating like crap, too.
When I was thinking about how hectic things have been lately, I realized that last week I ate every single meal out, with the exception of breakfast on Monday morning. I normally eat 2-3 meals out a week at most, so that is really out of the ordinary for me. That said, I did try to focus on eating healthy breakfast and lunches most days, but dinners were all over the place and usually involved (too much) booze. I also didn’t focus on eating fruits and veggies enough since I wasn’t bringing food with me, and it’s time for that to change.
With the new job, I do have a gym in the lobby with showers and locker rooms, which is something I’ve never had before so will take a little getting used to. I get an hour for lunch most days, so if I have too much going on before or after work, I should be able to workout over lunch. I’m actually thinking about getting a second pair of sneakers that I can leave at my office, so I have less to bring with me if I’m going to use that gym.
Along with establishing a workout routine, I have to get back into menu planning and stocking up my desk with healthy options. Since my birthday is Friday, my office sent me a fruit basket!
It has pears and oranges, so that’s a good start. Minus the chocolate. And the cheese.
I went grocery shopping yesterday to stock up my kitchen, and here’s what I came up with for a meal plan this week:
|Monday||Greek Yogurt w/Berries + Uncle Sam’s Cereal||Salad w/leftover chicken + super simple tzatziki||Soft boiled eggs w/toasted English muffin|
|Tuesday||English Muffin w/Cottage Cheese, Banana||Salad w/leftover chicken + tzatziki||Chickpea Burgers w/Watermelon + Feta Salad|
|Wednesday||Greek Yogurt w/fruit + granola||Leftover Chickpea burgers and watermelon salad||Soba Noodles + Peanut Sauce w/Tofu|
|Thursday||Oatmeal w/pb + banana||Leftover Soba Noodles + Peanut Sauce w/Tofu||Out|
|Friday||English Muffin w/cottage cheese + berries||Leftover Chickpea burgers and watermelon salad||Birthday happy hour!|
It feels so good to have a plan in place!
This week I vow to:
- Bring my breakfast and lunch to work every single day.
- Workout at least 3 times Monday – Friday.
- Drink at least 64 oz. of water during the work day.
What’s one goal you have for this week?