Teaching has taught me to plan, plan, plan. And for the most part, that is coming along smoothly. Planning well has also transferred into my social life – like training plans, packing lunch the night before along with workout clothes and classroom clothes and making the most of the weekends. However, what I am really not good at planning ahead are my meals. As a gal who is desperately trying to watch her funds, this part needs to buckle down so I can make sure I am being efficient in my spending for food.
Now, a food blog…this is not. This is something that one day when things become a bit more manageable, I can see happening occasionally. However, a girl’s gotta eat now! AND this girl certainly can. So I wanted to reach out to YOU and ask for your help.
I want to know:
What are your quick, go-to meals that have become a staple in your eating??
I am not looking for anything super creative, nor fancy…not even a recipe (although…if you do 🙂 ).
I am hoping to get back into baking once the school year quiets down. I used to bake and be more creative with cooking when I was in college and I had the time to sift through new recipes. I am hoping to use YOUR recommendations as inspiration to plan a couple meals on Sundays before the week begins. This will be a starting point and I will work from there. If you are a new reader or someone who has not commented before, welcome! and please do!!
SO alarm went off this morning. I snoozed a tad, then remembered that I did NOT want disappoint myself, nor those who read last night’s post. I had lent my 30 day shred DVD to a friend, so instead of that I did a 30 min On Demand Jillian Michaels’ Boost Metabolism (i think that’s the name) dvd. Holy Crap. So sweaty, but so good. I LOVED the kickboxing moves that she incorporated and the short circuits and bursts of energy. I am going to try it again this week, but add some weights afterwards…if I survive.
As a result of this, my morning was FABULOUS. It felt great to have accomplished that in the AM and not be dragging as I got ready for school half asleep. Note to self: get the heck outta bed.
After school I had my first tempo run of the new training cycle – 5 miles @ mid-tempo pace ~ 9:40. I decided to do it at the gym and took it to the tred. This allowed me to NOT goof off/slack off and to just pound it out 🙂 And that’s what I did.
Cheers to a new training cycle starting off well.
Don’t forget to comment about your quick meals!! I want to write them down and use them in planning my week.