Working out and planning my meals
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I'm staying up with my workouts, but took 3 days off last week because I was REALLY burned out! I've been really back on track this week, and my body is loving 179..it just hovers around and around and around there.. LOL! Today, I walked for an hour.. and then went to the gym and did 15 minutes on the stairclimber, and 15 minutes on a high-powered elliptical that simulates actual running (its so hard to get one of these machines at my gym!!). I still think the stairmaster is a masochistic tool, but at least I hung with the pros long enough to get sweaty! Its a good prep... because I promised to get back to running stadiums with a friend starting next week.
I went grocery shopping tonight, because I really need to eliminate MOST instances of eating out. I kept looking at my house and thinking.. there is nothing to eat! Its been on my heart for months to prepare as if we are going to have a serious earthquake. You know.. Murphy's Law... So I grabbed gallon jugs of water, multigrain crackers, and a few cans of beans. Along with some tuna already in the cupboards, it should work for a few days. Next, I purchased fresh fruits and vegetables as this has been missing from my diet for the past few days.. it will come in helpful for snacks (and a healthy source of sweet!). I had a craving for frosted miniwheats.. I'm trying the Kashi brand..it still has 9 grams of sugar! But, it was organic rice syrup and organic cane sugar.. so we'll let it slide on those mornings when I just can't stand more steel cut oatmeal :)
Next, I moved on to meals that I think would make me want to stay home and eat.. I decided on tacos made with lean ground turkey, chili powder, salsa, kidney beans, diced tomato (thats right, no seasoning packets!), lettuce, and whole corn tortillas. The second meal is tacos with chicken, and the third meal is salad with lettuce, avocado, black beans, and corn. This should keep me busy through the weekend!
Other staples included light babybel cheese, a sweet potato, acorn squash, fresh carrots, frozen green beans, apples, pears, a bag of blackeyed peas, a bag of brown rice (I was getting too dependent on the yummy, but more expensive frozen brown rice at Trader Joes), and ... thats it!
The grocery bill wasn't pretty, but I made myself pay WITH CASH.. I need to understand how much I spend while eating out, and how much I can save by eating at home. Now that the earthquake kit is almost done, future grocery bills should be lower.