I have had an awful time of it lately. I can’t seem to get motivated, and I’m not really sure why. I think part of it is time. I am so tired when I get home that I don’t feel like working out, stay up later than I should, and don’t want to get up in time to work out in the morning. Something needs to change. I really need to do something. I hate looking at my body. I really want to be in the pants I used to wear instead of back in my “fat pants”.
My first piece of motivation came this weekend when I received my Skinnytaste cookbook. I have followed her blog for a long time, and I have never had a bad meal! I was really excited for her cookbook, and this one did not disappoint. I have made three weeks worth of meal plans with recipes with the cookbook, and I can make many more. All of the recipes sound amazing!! Also, I have already prepped the meals for the week. (YAY ME!!).
In an effort to get my life back on track, here’s what I am going to do.
- Get my ass out of bed every morning to work out.
- Stick to my meal plan
- Track all of my food in Myfitnesspal
- Blog about it
I already created a menu for the week!! I’ve also prepped everything to be sure to stay on track. I usually either don’t plan anything or don’t prep ahead of time and am too tired to cook from beginning to end when I get home from work.
- Sunday: Oven Roasted Fried Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries
- Monday: Black Bean Burgers with (leftover) sweet potato fries
- Tuesday: Out (OMG, we are so busy this day, there’s no time)
- Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Thursday: Leftovers
- Friday: Turkey Panini with Avocado, Roasted Red Peppers, and Spinach
- Saturday: Out with Mom
Since I have so many amazing recipes, I am going to continue with my “Foodie Friday” and put all of my food on that post. However, that’s the only thing I am going to have “set,” because I think just blogging every day/night about whatever I want will be more productive. There are product reviews, fitness things, and random thoughts to post. I’ll also post the random recipe (like smoothies and stuff), but I just want to be free without it seeming like a chore. But, I think I just need to get into a routine. I also (eventually) want to start reading again. It’s really about a routine as I don’t do well when I am “on my own.”. I think I’m off to a good start, now I just need to stay on my track and not derail.
Here’s the a new start!