Happy Thursday! I’ve got three things for you guys and am happy happy happy that this week is going by so quickly. I’m looking forward to a great weekend of workouts.
1. My weekly workout recaps have been sporadic because I just don’t know if you all find them that interesting. I hate to bore you guys. Please let me know in the comments if you like them and think I should continue doing them on Mondays. Otherwise you’ll just get more LolCat pics and random discombobulated stories. (You could always just go be my friend on DailyMile.)
2. I have a half ironman next weekend (the 25th). Well damn. That seemed to sneak up quickly, didn’t it? I’m not really worried about goals and times at this race. I’m looking at it as a long training day. I just want to have fun and not race in a monsoon again.
3. I had a grocery shopping epiphany the other day. First of all, I loathe grocery shopping which is odd considering I love all other forms of shopping. Secondly, the S.O. and I are trying really hard to stop wasting money by eating out so often. Sadly, neither one of us is much into cooking, although we are trying. Anyway, my epiphany (and I suppose this is where I put “lastly”) was that I’ve been bringing lunches to work that I am not enjoying and thus, I’m continuing to eat out.
I made the decision to buy items that are a much more enjoyable for me to eat while still being on the healthy side. Instead of a boring tuna salad, I am trying some sandwich wraps and hummus and carrots. I think ultimately, getting more creative with what I eat for lunch is going to help in the long run. I just need more ideas. Got any?
That’s all folks!
The Noah picture cracked me up.
I'm like you with my workout posts. Not sure anyone really cares to read them and yes, they are all on DM. If it helps you to put them all in one place/post, keep at it. Otherwise, cat pictures are awesome too.
But monsoons are so much fun!
I'm pretty good about bringing things to work that I want to eat, but I am terrible about grocery shopping. It is such a chore and pain in my behind. I've been needing to go since Monday and we officially ahve zero food in the house other than boxed pasta, I think. Arg.
I like your recaps. I wonder the same thing though…If anything unusual/funning/worth remembering happened, I usually talk way too much about it making for an entirely too long recap post. Perhaps I should just focus on the funnies instead of a recap.
Lunches: I usually have leftovers but that can sometimes get boring. Sometimes, instead of a full lunch, I will graze in the afternoon: cheese, fruit and crackers though you gotta watch how much cheese because that does not make for a good evening workout!
Sometimes, checking out the "prepared foods" in the deli can be a cheaper option than going out for a full meal. When I worked right next to a Whole Foods, we used to challenge each other to see who could walk out with the cheapest meal. The kale salad (which was light and cheap) was always my go to!
What is it about grocery shopping that makes it so miserable?!??!?!
You should cook a larger than normal dinner and pack the leftovers from that. Way better than a boring sandwich and easier since you packed it the night before
Cook some great, tasty, healthy vegan dinners and take leftovers to work! We've got tons of recipes for chili, soups, all kinds of good stuff that I'm always bringing in. Everything from Beans and rice to Oh She Glows. When you cook the whole healthy stuff for yourself you might find the joy in it.
I haven't been tweeting or posting workout logs either because Ironman training tends to make other people feel lazy. plus I am finding it boring this year so I don't want to bore everybody else. ugh.
For lunches I buy a rotisserie chicken on Sunday night, tear it up, and take a little each day – in a sandwich, on a salad, whatever. Add fruit and yogurt and ta da easy healthy lunch.
Publix salad kits and a packet of tuna… instantaneous, nutritious, delicious