I was cooking this while my oldest was at school, my second was watching his favorite show and my third was taking her afternoon nap. I thought how easy it could have been to just lay down and relax with the rest of them, but I knew I had the time to get this done so I did. This food made 2 meals. I am also not the biggest fan of leftovers... sometimes it grosses me out! Especially microwaved chicken or certain vegetables. I usually make my food no more than 3 days in advance but I like some freshness. Other times, I will spend Sunday evenings after my children have gone to bed (between 8-9pm) and cook up a few meals for the week so that I stay prepared. I will also boil a handful of eggs, peel carrots, cook a bunch of rice and sautee some vegetables. Then I can store them in my fridge and all I need to do is cook up some meat to go along with it. It seriously cuts my cooking time in half, yet I am still get a great tasting meal. I honestly feel so much better when I eat this way. I had my cheat meal this past weekend and I felt so gross afterwards because my body is not used to eating that way. This prep makes such a big difference in my life!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I have said it before and I will say it again, you cannot out exercise a bad diet! I have tried! There have been weeks where I was burning 1000 calories per workout, working extra hard. Then I would come home and pig out. I would either maintain my weight or gain! I was trying so hard to eat whatever I wanted, but I knew deep down that I could not do that if I wanted to see progress. I have 3 kids now and my free time is very precious. I have to get creative on when I get that time to get things done for myself. As you all know, I workout in the mornings before kids are up for the day. I have an AMAZING husband who is very supportive of my goals because he knows it makes me happy. He is always encouraging me to spend time alone if I need it because he understands the demands of a stay at home mom. Well for food, I like to cook my meals a few days in advance.