…is planning to fail, or so the saying goes.
Succeeding at a training plan like mine requires a lot of effort, not only in the gym, but also at home. On Sunday, The Boy and I spent several hours grocery shopping and cooking for the week ahead, as he’s beginning a new healthy-eating regime, too.
By the end of the day, we were exhausted, but the fridge is full of good, healthy things to eat. There’s nothing like stumbling in the door at 9 pm, weary and ravenous from training, and having to make dinner from scratch. At those times, I want…NEED…to grab something quick, and if a healthy meal isn’t available, something unhealthy always is. That’s why it’s smart to sacrifice some time on the weekend to make well-balanced meals.
For those of you who voted on whether I should choose the nutritional or the training plan from the personal trainer, I went with the training plan, for several reasons. One–Helene has seen the green prajioud test and knows exactly how to prepare my body for surviving it. I cannot say the same. Two–I already know a lot about nutrition, and do much better on a balanced diet than on one that is incredibly strict; three–my kru, the personal trainer herself, and a fighter friend who has survived the green prajioud all recommended the training option. Thanks to everyone who commented, though. You all had some very good advice and suggestions. It was a tough decision.
As for yesterday’s cooking session, I made Cooking Light’s healthy granola recipe to give a nutrition boost to my low-fat, low-sugar yogurt; Cooking Light’s chicken souvlaki salad; Annie’s Eats’s easy oven-baked chicken fingers, which I thought would be wonderful on salad; Cooking Light’s tomato-basil soup; and because every life needs a little balance, Annie’s Eats’s toasted coconut ice cream, which I will save for a special treat on my cheat day. Everything looked and smelled delicious, and I’m pumped for the week ahead! (Even though I HATE daylight savings time! Curse you, George Vernon Hudson.)
How about you, Dear Readers? Do you meal plan? Do you find it saves you time to cook things in advance? What are your favorite healthy recipes?
Let’s have an awesome week!