Monday, July 22, 2013

meal plan monday: july 22.

confession time: in the however many months its been since i wrote this post, i have been a complete failure at exercise and healthy living. i have not maintained my workout schedule. i have not maintained my weight. i have not maintained healthy eating habits. instead, i have remembered how much i love being lazy, and how good i am at it. i have rediscovered french fries, cake, ice cream, and skittles with a passion. (i dont think i can even still call them indulgences because i just give in to every single craving because i have lost all of my food related discipline) if faced with a choice between doing any sort of physical activity or sitting on the couch flipping channels, the tv wins every time.

but i dont particularly like any of this. (except for maybe the french fries) i dont like that all of the hard work i put in last winter was basically a waste of time. i dont like that i have gained back all of the weight and inches that i had lost and then some. i dont like the sneaky hate spiral that starts every time i choose to relax instead of work out, because i know that in a few hours as i roll myself off the couch and into bed i will wish that i had chosen a different way to spend my time.

so this is a public declaration that this will be a re-starting week.  i'll be saying hello again to Tony, and goodbye to my ice cream and sweets. and i'm going to be honest: i'm a little bit terrified by the thought of just how badly this is going to hurt.

Monday: zuchinni, black bean, and rice skillet. (recipe)
Tuesday: grillled chicken on salad.
Wednesday: crock pot chicken enchilada soup. (recipe)
Thursday: fish packets with rice. (recipe)
Friday: turkey burgers. (recipe)
Saturday: veggie omelettes and roasted potatoes.
Sunday: tacos.


Meg said...

How's your healthy week going so far?? Summer is so hard to maintain. So many delicious foods!!! I still feel like I"m trying to get back to where I was before our road trip where I ate ALL THE THINGS. So hard. BUT you've done it before so the good news is that you know you CAN. :)

Amanda said...

its nice to know i CAN, but that doesnt mean i really WANT to :)
on Monday there was ice cream cake at work, so i had a little piece. but i also ran 2 miles after work that day.
yesterday was good all around.
today there was the most delicious spice cake in the lunch room, and pizza for lunch. i ate both those things, but passed on the cupcakes and donuts :)
the real test is going to be whether or not i can keep it up at all over the weekend...