Another week has flown by! Hopefully your Monday is going well and you aren’t having a bad start to the week. The start of a new week means Meal Prep Monday time! Last week had the same challenges as the week before: stress eating and then eating out a few times last week. I forgot about a client lunch meeting I had last Monday and we went to one of my favorite restaurants, Picazzo’s! I ended up getting a salad and a slice of pizza which wasn’t too bad and didn’t break the calorie bank. The other couple of times I ate out weren’t so bad either. I had Pollo Loco one day and then Thai House the next. Okay, well maybe Thai House wasn’t the best option, but everyone in the office was getting food and I succumbed to peer pressure. Oops… Sorry Coach Clarence!
The struggle is real ya’ll! It will get better, it just takes time. While I’m not seeing much improvement in how my clothes fit (might help if I would stick to the eating plan!), I am seeing a vast improvement in my physical fitness. I went hiking with a friend on Wednesday and we went to the place we always go to. I didn’t have to take as many breaks like I normally do and I didn’t feel like I was going to die half way through. Even he noticed a difference! 🙂 Being healthy isn’t always about losing weight, sometimes it’s about being better than you used to be physically. I’ll take it! I even hit a PR this week squatting. Coach Clarence decided that it was time to put 100lbs. on the bar and have me squat 3×10 and I did! Was it hard? You bet! But I struggled through it and I felt great afterwards.
Meal Prep Monday: Vol. 6
This week’s shopping trip was a little more expensive than usual as I had to stock up on a few items from Costco. I also went to Fry’s to finish the rest of my shopping as I had some coupons that were about to expire. If you have a Kroger store near you, I highly recommend signing up for their coupons as they can send you some great ones in the mail and they have digital coupons that can be money savers as well.
Here’s the things I bought from Costco: chicken thighs, powdered peanut butter, coffee, almond butter and aminos. My shopping trip to Fry’s consisted of: celery, garlic, asparagus, mangoes, cucumber, ground beef, blueberries, creamer, bananas, grapes, eggs and ground turkey which brought my grocery haul to $101.85 for the week. This week’s grocery haul produced 16 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and then 4 additional meals made later on in the week. If you subtract the items not used in meal prep this week (powdered peanut butter, almond butter, coffee and aminos), the total spent for the week is $42.59 which makes each meal $2.66. Not bad, right?!
Here’s what was on the menu last week:
Breakfast: Tropical Overnight Pro-oats (recipe coming later on this week!)
Lunch: Sonoma Chicken Salad
Dinner: Unstuffed Pepper Skillet
Mid-Week Meal: One Pan Quinoa Enchilada
This recipe is definitely a keeper! Easy and tasty. I made it even easier by using a microwavable quinoa & brown rice pouch from Seeds of Change. Cut off about 20 minutes! Yassssss!
Stay strong my friends!