|The Offending Cookies|
I’m reminded of the Nutri Grain commercial “One good decision can lead to another.” So what does one do when she falls into a trap of bad self propagating bad habits? Make a plan! I know that the reason I’m making bad choices (and feeling overwhelmed) is because I feel the fast approaching semester breathing down my neck. There’s a lot to get done over the next couple of days! However, I can’t let it be an excuse. This is the new normal, and I need to start plotting out my meals for the week and packing healthy snacks so I don’t end up grabbing the goodies in the office kitchen at 3pm.
Since I’ve had some good experiences with it in the past, I decided to head over the Self.com for some ideas. A few years ago I took on the SELF Challenge to lose 10 lbs. I didn’t really follow it, but I exclusively used their recipes and snack ideas for a few months. Combined with my own exercise schedule (running 20-25 miles per week & the occasional strength training), I didn’t lose a single pound, buuuut I lost an entire dress size without cutting any calories. I’m pretty sure that’s a win! What I like about the Self programs is that they use real food (better calories), and offer lots of simple options for meals. It’s less of a diet plan than a healthy lifestyle jump start. I can cook, but I’m a busy girl and I want to eat healthy as quickly and efficiently as I possibly can. Self’s recipes are PERFECT for that. (If you’re interested, they have a “Lose 8” plan going on right now.)
So now I’m geared up with a few new recipe ideas, a shopping list full of whole foods, and a way to stay healthy with my crazy schedule.
Do you have any tips for staying healthy on the go?