Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Getting Back on Track

I am finally kicking the annual "back to school funk" that knocked me down last Monday. After an entire week of sinus pressure that left me feeling like someone had inflated a balloon inside my skull and then hit me in the face with a frying pan followed by a few days of an ugly cough just for good measure, I am back to feeling almost human.

Now I get to start my running program all over again - yay! Not only having to go back to super short runs followed by l-o-n-g walking recovery intervals, but also overcoming my default mode of inertia, peeling myself off the couch, and getting back into a "get out the door and get it done" mindset.

Thankfully, one thing that really helps me get out the door is knowing that I need to go take care of my horse every morning, so I just wear my workout clothes and don't let myself stop back at home before hitting the trails.

The other thing I need to do is get back to eating healthy, something I have completely failed at for the past several months. Seriously, I can count on one hand the number of times over the summer that I actually went grocery shopping, and on the other hand I can count the number of times I actually made a meal. It was pretty much all eating out, all the time. Even my kids are sick of it.

So enough is freaking enough. It's time to get my shit together - I mean, I do want to win some DietBet dollars, right?! I am not holding myself to a perfect standard - I know that sugar free, dairy free, and grain free is ideal and I definitely feel great eating that way. I also know that right now I need to start with some baby steps and get some wins under my belt, so my immediate goal is to get into the habit of weekly planning, shopping, and cooking, even if the meals aren't perfect.


Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me. I love eggs and bacon. I do not love to cook eggs and bacon when my ass is dragging in the morning. Planning to keep it easy this week!

1. Eggs & bacon
2. Banana pancakes & sausage
3. Baked oatmeal


Leftovers all the way!


1. Pork chops with green beans
2. Honey dijon garlic chicken
3. Unstuffed cabbage rolls
4. Spaghetti squash with meatballs
5. Rotisserie chicken with parmesan roasted carrots

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