My run this morning was about a million times better than last week! It was still hot and humid outside, but I improved my time by over 10 minutes! I think I’m learning why it takes well planned schedules to strength train AND train for a cardio event (running, biking, etc.) So, I guess bodypump class getting canceled wasn’t to bad after all. Anyway, it still started kind of sucky but got better and better as the time passed:
Mile 1- 11:55
Mile 2- 10:46
Mile 3- 10:26
Mile 4- 10:10
Not great, but I’ll take it after training indoors for the past 6 weeks and barely running over two miles.
Using What You Got- Meal Ideas this Week
This week I did not go to the grocery store because I’m only here till Friday so I decided to try and use what I have. When I do this I need to make sure I’m well planned or I’ll just end up eating out or not making very good choices. So here it goes:
D- Left Over Stir Fry
D- Eggs (FT Scramble or Quesadilla)
BF- Einsteins 🙂
D- TJ’s Chicken Tamale and Carrots
BF- Breakfast Cookie
D- Apple Quesadilla
BF- EMC Cafeteria
L- Starbucks for the road
D- Something in PHO TOWN
Lunches– The nutritional services department at the hospital graciously provides interns with meals. 🙂 (I wrote about how I plan my lunches here.
Snacks– Baby Carrots, String Cheese, Fruit, Granola Bars
*I may or may not stick to this plan exactly, but just knowing I have some kind of meal I can put together quickly usually helps me stay on track. Life is full of the unexpected so I never call it a strict schedule anymore… it’s more of a plan or idea list. Take a moment and make a list of what you could make for even just one meal every day this week using what you already have, you’ll be surprised how much you can come up with!
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Questions of the evening:
What’s on your meal plan this week?
What are your got to meals when you don’t go to the store one week?