Thursday, March 13, 2014

#GetFit2014 - Breakfast + Lunch

I have always thought of myself as a “Healthy Person” but in all true honest, I wasn’t. I really didn’t exercise like I should have and I didn’t eat the very best. I could see how it started to affect my life when I started working two jobs. I was really weighed down and tired all the time. I felt like I was lugging from no energy and honestly, that was at like 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Not a good sign in my book. I got this bug in March that just hit me, I jumped at it and reinstated my gym membership, bought a new pair of running shoes (I seriously needed a pair), and decided to make a plan to eat better. I knew that I was going to be eating out of the house a lot and with hardly any time to prep food. I needed easy simple things that I could follow. So, I started with breakfast and lunch. That was easy to start with.

Since most morning I am out the door at 6am, I need something that I can eat either on the way or a little later while I am at work.

My favorite breakfasts are: 

  • Yogurt, Berries, Granola
  • Oatmeal, Apples/Cranberries, and Nuts
  • Breakfast Burrito; Eggs, Veggies, Fresh Salsa


I also don’t have much time to prepare a full pretty meal for lunch and I also, don’t get to leave work for my lunch break. I like to eat a good portion of protein at lunch, since my workouts fall right between my two jobs. It gives me the nourishment that my body and muscles need to push through a really good workout in a short amount of time. (See, time crunch here with two jobs most days.) I like to follow this guideline for lunches, it makes it simple and easy to get everything I need for the middle of the day.

 My favorite lunches are:
  • Turkey Pita Sandwich with lots of Veggies
  • Chicken, Rice, and Beans
  • Peppered Chicken and Rice
  • Chicken Strawberry Salad

After my workout I drink a protein shake and usually have a small snack; nuts, fruit, veggies, or a peanut butter and banana roll-up.

That is where I have started so far. I really have enjoyed eating healthier and being more active. I actually have real energy, not stuff supplied from a bottle. I have been searching Pinterest, Google, and Instagram non-stop for healthy dinner options that I can make an abundance of different meals with a lot of the same items. Well, Ladies and Gentleman, low and behold, I found a bunch. I can’t wait to start sharing them with you. Of course, I am going to make sure that they actually live up to the ratings and my personal likes before I share them with you. I am sure they will be wonderful though, cause they are look and sound absolutely delicious. Who can go wrong with Tai Chicken Tacos, Sesame Chicken, Chili Lime Tuna Cakes, and Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese. I don't think anyone can!

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