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Recently I came across this quote that really struck a cord with me.
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
I am a champion at coming up with excuses. I’ve been traveling to different states weekly for the last several weeks; work has been crazy recently; and I’ve just had a lot going on outside of work too. I know we can all fill our own blanks in with what’s going in our lives and why we can’t make time to prioritize healthy eating and exercising.
Sunday night I got home late from Woodstock with my fam, so I basically melted into the couch upon my return and didn’t do much else. Enter Monday, and I looked at all my suitcases, bags, and the cooler from the weekend (you would have thought I was gone for weeks) on my way out the door to work, but grabbed my gym bag anyway just in case.
After work, all I could think about was needing to come home, unpack, do laundry, go grocery shopping, figure out what to eat this week, and plan my Weight Watchers meeting for this morning. It would have been easy to just head home and start tackling that to-do list, but instead I made myself get on the treadmill and run, and I ended up busting out 4.14 miles in 40 minutes (very good for me lately!) and feeling SO great during the run.
I came home, unpacked, and decided to make do with what was in my kitchen for food for the next day or so and hold off on laundry until tonight. After a quick (very random) dinner, I sat down to plan my WW meeting and write this post, and realized how proud I was of myself for prioritizing exercise today over the many other things I could have let myself get into post work.
I even managed to come up with a decent meal plan, though most of that is because I ordered a Blue Apron box that comes on Wednesday so takes care of the latter half of the week…
||English muffin w/PB + raisins, 1/2 banana
||carrots and pita chips w/hummus, honey greek yogurt
||english muffin w/cottage cheese + banana berry smoothie
||apple with string cheese
||English muffin w/ cottage cheese + apple
||Butter lettuce salad w/tuna, craisins, mozz, and pistachios
||tofu (defrosting) fajitas with peppers and onions and rice and beans
||orange + strawberry greek yogurt
||English muffin w/egg whites + cheese + spinach
||Tofu fajita salad over butter lettuce
||Roast Cornish Hen w/Mini Baked Potatoes and Spring Veg Sauté (Blue Apron)
||Blueberry greek yogurt + banana
||Banana Berry Smoothie + toasted english muffin
||Salmon Roll Sandwich w/Baby Beet + Pea Tendril Salad (Blue Apron)
||Soft Boiled Eggs w/toasted english muffin
||String Cheese + fruit
||veggie omelet with cheese + toast
||tofu fajita salad over butter lettuce
||Flank Steak au Jus w/ Creamy Dijon Cauliflower, Pickled baby turnips, & Watercress (Blue Apron)
||Banana Berry Smoothie
What I need to get from the grocery store (tonight!):
- English Muffins
- Fruit (whatever is on sale)
- Skim Milk
That’s it! It feels so good to have a plan in place and be done with making excuses, for now at least.