The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day. I’m feeling good and it feels good to feel good. I don’t always feel good so I need to keep the things in place that help me feel good and one of those things is 5:30am exercise.
I woke up this morning and just like every morning I thought about sleeping in but I’m already awake, why not just get out of bed. I jumped rope and went up and down stairs for 35 minutes and then I rode my stationary bike for the other 25 minutes. I felt good why I was doing it and not tired at all.
While I got read for work, I put on some steamed sweet and Yukon potatoes in the steamer. If you look back on earlier post you will see the steamer I use. It takes less than 20 minutes to have steamed potatoes. I had some left over steamed squash and zucchini with cauliflower in the fridge, so that and potatoes will be lunch.
Breakfast—not the greatest but it was an okay choice—I had an Apple Pie Larabar. Ingredients: Dates, almonds, unsweetened apples, walnuts, raisins, cinnamon. The only reason it is probably not a good choice for me is because I will be hungry a couple hours earlier than planned but I did steam extra potatoes. So win win!!
I like to keep things really simple. Last night for supper we ended up having pasta with spaghetti sauce. I found a oil free sauce from trader joes and I added a can of tomato paste with some fresh onions and garlic, salt/pepper, with brown sugar. It came out really great. We had that with whole wheat pasta, a salad, and whole wheat oil free dinner baguettes. My husband said I can see why you don’t like to eat out if food taste this good. LOL and it was so simple. It took less than 30 minutes to put together.
The key for me staying on program has been the simplicity. I think sometimes I’m somewhat special because I can eat the same thing over for 2 weeks in a row before I need something new and it comforts me.
I have simple products on stock: Cans of tomatoes, frozen greens, cans of beans, potatoes. I can make a meal out of all these. I don’t need elaborate things. If I’m spending more than 30 minutes in the kitchen, that is too long. I am a fast food believe and I believe this is fast food cooking. Are you finding ways to keep this program simple? I sure hope so!!
Breakfast: Larabar, homemade chai tea
Lunch: Steamed potatoes with veggies
Dinner: TBD maybe more pasta and salad
Exercise: 1 hour already done with, may or may not do some more walking today
Have a good one