I've done pretty well so far this week with eating healthfully. All of my meals have been balanced and healthy. During the day, I haven't snacked on anything other than fruit, hummus, and crackers. The only problem is that with my throat being so sore, I have had some ice cream at night. But even with that, my eating has been a lot better than my 'usual'.
I'm looking for new ideas for lunches, though. Lunch is my hardest meal to plan and to stick to. It's always rushed and I never want to spend a lot of time preparing my food. This week I had Doug cook up some chicken for me and I topped salads with it, but I'm really not a salad girl. I may have him grill some chicken this weekend and then roast some yellow squash, zucchini, and onions to eat next week. But as delicious as that is, it'll get old after a week, too. I did find two good recipes: a buffalo chicken wrap and a southwestern cheese panini. I'll probably need to do veggie prep all at once Sunday night, 'cause if I have to cut up veggies at noon time, I'll end up having something unhealthy instead.
Besides cutting out the ice cream, which will hopefully be as soon as my throat becomes tolerable, I also need to work on the exercise piece. There's really no excuse for not taking some nice long walks around the block - unless miserable colds count (they do, right?). It's cool out, the kids love riding their bikes and I have a stroller for the baby, so I just need to make it a part of our routine. Doug and I would also like to do some strength training together in the evenings after the kids are in bed. He had been swimming at night, but it's way too cold for that now.