What fueled me through a long, but good day!
For some reason, Mondays are just flat out BRUTAL and I am usually so happy when I wake up on Tuesday mornings, that it is over! Does anyone else feel this way or am I the only one? DOH! Anyway, Tuesday arrived and I was feeling much better, more alert, and excited that it was the first day of winter, and now the days can slowly start getting longer. 🙂 Always a good thing in my eyes!
With the holidays so very close upon us, temptations of cookies, chocolate, high calorie cocktails, it is very very very easy to fall off the wagon during this time of year! Remember that is all about moderation, portion sizes, and not depriving yourself of the things that you love. This is a time of year to celebrate, but don’t overdo it, because your tummy will regret it when January 2 comes around. Enjoy this time of year with the ones you loved, that glass of wine, and those thumbprint cookies, but try to do it in small doses. 🙂
With that being said, I usually eat my lunch, snack, and dinner all at work, so I’ve become the queen of “meal in a box”. It’s totally fine and has been working well for me and is better than buying my meals. Since I’m usually done with clients at 8, I try to eat right after, so my body has time to digest my meal. This is what I ate yesterday and it was great!
- 1 100-Calorie Whole Wheat Trader Joe’s Thins
- 2-3 thin slices roast beef
- 1 T Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- lettuce and tomato
- 1 C baby carrots
- 4-5 ounces of grilled salmon (seasoned with salt, pepper, dill, olive oil)
- 1 medium diced sweet potato (roasted at 450 degrees for 15 minutes)
- Sauteed broccoli (seasoned with salt and pepper)
3 Days until Christmas and I am so looking forward to a day filled with family, wonderful friends, lots of laughter, catching up, and of course lots and lots of delicious food! Life is good and I’m so very blessed for what I have and who is in my life! XOXO
What are you doing this holiday season to stay “on track” with your diet and exercise? What tips could you give to other reader’s who are struggling with this?