There’s just something so nice about a new year and a clean slate. It’s such a great time to review the past year and decide if and how you want to change up your life for the year ahead. Today I spent some time reviewing 2017 in my Passion Planner and then spent some time setting intentions and planning for 2018.
One of the questions I get asked a lot is “What should I take for lunch?” It can be hard to figure out what to take for lunches if you’re working or a student. Also a lot of people think it’s too time consuming to plan and make lunches to take with them. I thought it would be fun to share a week of lunches so you can see what I ate this week. Some of these lunches were ones I brought to school and others were eaten at home. Hopefully they will give you some inspiration on what to take for lunch!
One of my favorite posts to read on other blogs are What I Ate Wednesdays. For some reason I just enjoy seeing what other people eat in a day? I would ask “is that just me?” but other people post them so I assume some people are interested in what other people eat.
So here is my What I Ate Wednesday on non-school day:
On non-school weekdays (Tuesday and Thursday) I get to sleep in a little and I then usually spend them studying, and getting stuff done.
So I would have to say that up until just a few weeks ago I led what was far from an intuitive life. I’m a pretty Type A person so I love to have a plan and a schedule. In some areas of my life that’s great- aka school and work. Then in some other areas of my life I thought that was great– aka my nutrition and my workout routine. For the past few years I have been tracking my macros and working out on a consistent basis. If you read my post on hiring a personal trainer you would know I’ve had multiple fitness coaches that gave me a plan for my nutrition and my workout schedule. I loved that because it took the guess-work out of everything. For example I knew what my macronutrients were for the day- so in the morning I could plan out exactly what I was going to eat that day to hit my macros. I also knew which day I was doing what workout, and exactly what my workout would consist of. I think doing that was great for me in the beginning. It taught me how to work out efficiently and how to make sure I’m eating the right amounts of everything. Though in the past few months, I have started shifting towards wanting to learn a more intuitive approach to my nutrition and workouts. So that’s what I’m going to do.
Snacking is a part of my every day routine. I love snacking because it keeps me full between meals and allows me to have a variety of different flavor combinations throughout the day. My snacks have certainly evolved over the years. I remember the days of after school snacks that consisted of either a soda + a cookie or frozen taquitos or hot pockets. Now I make sure to include healthy snacks every day to keep me satisfied throughout the day, get in extra nutrients, and ward off those hangry feelings we all know and hate.
Probiotics have gotten so much hype over the past few years. If you go to the store you’ll see a ton of different options, but should you be including them in your diet?
So first, what are probiotics?
So my love for Chipotle is a pretty strong one. You can go in, pick out exactly what you want and it makes for a quick, healthy dinner. But Chipotle is not exactly cheap and the sodium content in it is HIGH. Sodium isn’t something everybody needs to worry about, but if I can make the same thing at home for cheaper (and less salty) imma do it.
Fun fact: My typical order at Chipotle has about 1,300 mg of sodium, which is over half of the RDA (recommended daily allowance= 2,300mg) for sodium.
I’ve made some “chipotle style bowls” before, but haven’t done it as a meal prep. This week I had a few 12 hour shifts, so I thought it was the perfect time to make some chipotle bowls.
Pretty much every time I’m running I think back to the days when running a mile was one of the most embarresing days of the semester for me.
Back in middle school, each semester we had to run a mile around the track. Besides the fact that I almost always dreaded gym class, I dreaded this day the most. I remember the days and hours leading up to that day were always daunting. I knew what was going to happen, I was going to struggle. I always struggled with running. The main reason I struggled is becuase I was overweight and out of shape. Read More
Since graduating I have been juggling two jobs, one at Snap Kitchen and the other with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. Even though I’ve worked 40+ hour work weeks before, it’s been awhile so i’ve had to get readjusted to working all the time vs. being a college student. I like having two different jobs so I’m not doing the same thing all day every day, but the one downside to two jobs is the odd hours. I’m not working M-F 8-5 and some days I work at both jobs. This week I had two eleven-twelve hour workdays, with my first being on Tuesday. I thought it would be a great idea to share what I ate during this long workday to show that you can eat healthy even if your working super long hours.
So lets get into it:
It has been an incredibly long time since I posted on this blog. I have been so busy with school (I graduate in less than one month!) and over the summer I worked and completed a practicum with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. While I was not writing on this blog I was writing on their blog. Here are some of my posts:
I’ve been wanting to start writing on my blog (this blog) again and I was inspired to make my first post back a “What I eat Wednesday” post, inspired by ConstancelyEating.
I love sharing my meals and i’m excited to be able to share them here. Today wasn’t a typical day for me since I had the day off from school and even though I had a day of healthy meals and snacks planned out I ended up switching some of those meals/snacks to go out to eat at night for my boyfriends dad’s birthday. Even though I didn’t end up eating what I thought I was going to I want to share it anyways, because life doesn’t always go according to plan.