Thinking about Nutrition and Meal Planning

Good Morning,

I am having one of those perfect weekends. One where the food and drink are great, there is no pressure to get anywhere. My workouts are strong and leave me feeling satisfied!I am finally caught up on sleep, feeling relaxed and very JOYFUL!!

I am linking up again today with Jill and Laura for their weekly Meal Planning and Prep link up!

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Tim and I enjoyed a terrific Valentines Day yesterday. There were flowers, a swim workout for two, an AMAZING dinner, dessert, Nascar race and finally a movie. It took a lot of work but I finally convinced him into watch Gone Girl with me. I had loved the book and the movie was pretty darn good too.

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This morning has been very relaxing! Tim is off at work, the girls are a sleepover with their Papa Bear and I am sitting enjoying my eggs and coffee listening to some country music on Songza! For this busy mama this morning is pretty much pure BLISS!!

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I have been thinking a LOT lately about my seemingly lack of nutritional control. At one point I had tremendous control over what I ate. It was not an unhealthy control either. I simply understood that copious amounts of sugar and caffeine are simply not good for me! Lately, I cannot seem to find that control or desire anywhere!!

notice the slogan?? Mom@stressedout.com  maybe that should have been my URL
notice the slogan?? Mom@stressedout.com
maybe that should have been my URL

This lack of control has been stressing me out, way too much! I know I am an emotional eater – tired, hungry, stressed, overwhelmed – insert coffee and cookies. Unfortunately I have been feeling that way a lot lately. I can’t go into details, but I have a student on my brain and we have had to do some shuffling at work and that really plays on my stress levels. I am a carer, a worrier, and take on the world kind of person. Just thinking about it now I can feel my body leave its state of awesome relaxation to stress city. I know all about stress eating, but really am not sure how to combat it quite yet 😦

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What I do know is that my diet is sound, I eat plenty of Β Freggies every day. I eat lots of protein and drink some water. I avoid fried foods and most processed garbage. I eat “clean” pretty much all day long, it is not until I get home from work that I start having issues. I know my areas of weakness are coffee, chocolate, and baked goods. What I don’t know how to do is reduce my intake. I know that as soon as I get stressed I reach for a sweet treat. This terrible cold weather doesn’t help. It is harder to reach for a green smoothie and water when I want hot beverages and yummy warm carbs. I also know that My weight is just fine, but I think my performance could benefit from improved nutrition.

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Some ideas that I think I can do:

  • Get more sleep – my routine has fallen off, time to get back to bed early again
  • Don’t keep treats in the house (not easy with girls who love to bake)
  • Find another way to cope with my stress

Meal Plan Β For February 15-21, 2015

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Sunday – Spicy Kale Lasagna from Annie’s Eats

Monday – BBQ Steaks, potatoes and roasted Veggies

Tuesday – Leftovers

Wednesday – Chicken Soup

Thursday – Leftover soup

Friday – Taco night

Saturday – Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice from Skinny Taste!

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Workout Recap- Febraury 8-14, 2015

While my nutrition has not been perfect, my workouts have been Kick Ass all week long!!

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Sunday – 4 mile run

Monday – Piyo Sculpt and Crosswim

Tuesday – 8 mile bike on trainer

Wednesday – piyo core and 1.5 mile walk

Thursday – 4 mile run

Friday – Curling

Saturday – Piyo Buns and 2000m swim

Totals:

Swim 3200M

Bike – 8 miles

Run – Β 8 miles

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Areas to improve: need to add one more bike ride per week. I Β am rearrange my schedule to get it all figured out πŸ™‚

How have your workouts been lately? On track??

What is on your meal plan??

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Thinking about Nutrition and Meal Planning

  1. I drink tea as well, David’s Tea is my favourite! My problem is that I have paired hot beverages with sweets for so long that It is now psychological. Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

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  2. I can so empathize with the eating due to stress. In the past I have found that when I start getting stressed I respond the same way you do. If it keeps increasing, then I actually start losing my appetite all together. Neither are good eating habits. However, it is good to know our bodies and how we respond to things in our environment so we can catch the signs and correct them. You seem to have a good plan – more sleep, not buying treats in the first place, and finding other ways to deal with your stress. For me, that means walking at a face pace on a treadmill while reading. The combination exponentially improves my stress relief compared to doing those two things on their own.

    The Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice sounds delicious, by the way. I may have to put it on the menu for a day when my husband is out of the house; he does not like seafood or fish of any sort. I love it.

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    1. Thanks of your kind comment! I will have to give reading and walking a try. I know I do feel better after a workout. I just can’t seem to squeeze it in during my witching hour.
      The pineapple shrimp is REALLY good!!

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