As you may have seen on my Pintrest board last week, I pinned and cooked some amazing meals last week. I made many Asian themed foods for lunch and dinner, and some yummy quiches for breakfast. Unfortunately, one of my most predominant flaws, lack of consistency, showed it’s ugly face and I cheated quite a bit. From eating Chick-fil-a with the kids, rather than packing a prepared meal, to binging all weekend on restaurant food (thanks Hooters, Chilis, and Tony’s Pizza), I should feel ashamed of myself, but I don’t.
The only thing I can do, is improve this week. If I make excuses or beat myself up over it, I’ll stay inconsistent and unhealthy. I have to improve my mood by getting back to work! So, I started Monday with an awesome workout and have a class scheduled every day this week, except Friday and Sunday, because every day is just crazy talk.
This week’s food prep theme is Greek/Mediterranean. I use themed food each week for two reasons; First, I am expertly inconsistent so, new foods each week keep me interested and make me want to eat them (most of the time). Second, all the recipes use similar ingredients so my food bill stays reasonable, even though I’m using fresh, healthy ingredients.
I never stick to specific diets, I just try to eat healthy, but I always do a little research before I prep each week. Here’s what I found on Mediterranean diets: A mediterranean diet focuses on less protein and lots of vegetables. Since the recipes have no salt and oil replaces butter, it’s a heart healthy diet that has also been linked to reduce risk of cancer, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s. Last night, I made a tomato, basil, artichoke chicken with sautéed lemon, garlic spinach. The younger kids screamed, “Ew!” while my oldest said it looked like a gourmet meal! I pushed the veggies aside and cut up their chicken for a meal everyone LOVED!
On Sunday, I prepped Greek salad and rice bowls for my lunches, but I didn’t prepare anything for breakfasts. That’s a big no, no for me because I’m not a breakfast person. Nothing ready, means I eat nothing, or I eat crap. Today, I had cold pizza left over from the weekend… Inconsistency flawed, I don’t know what to tell you.
Life is about balance – at least that’s what I keep telling myself!
I ate that strawberry donut on Sunday… Yummy!
It’s only Tuesday, ya’ll. If you’d like to see if I make it through this week and all the moments mentioned above, check out my youtube channel this Friday when I post my weekly wellness diary. I’m sure it will be filled with flaws that should make you feel better about your own wellness journey!
For recipes check out my Pintrest Board: Week 2 Flawed Wellness