Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day 1

Today, I took a major step in my 'recovery'. I went to the gym. A friend of mine said that we should start going together and I immediately started to panic... and got nauseous. Lol. But... after texting back and forth for a while we decided that going at 5 AM would be best since there would be less people. I barely hesitated which was a surprise to me!!

First thing I had to go to bed early or at least at a decent hour. Which... has always been an issue for me. My minds usually WIDE awake when I need to go to sleep. I set my alarm for 4:30 AM and didn't do anything on my phone or iPad. I just put them aside and tried to fall asleep. I was able to drift off to sleep after a little bit. Lilly felt the need to sleep on or close to my head so that was different.

Well... 4:30 rolls around and thankfully I didn't have to struggle getting up. Woo!!

I quickly changed, fixed myself up just a bit and off I went!! Simple. Simple. Simple.

We spent about an hour there and I got home around 6. I survived!!

I think my biggest fear/anxiety is just going and being seen by other people. My comfort zone is quite comfy!! It's just getting myself out there and not trying to be completely invisible. I'm going to have to go out and do what's best for me. Which... is foreign territory to me.

When I got home, I took Lilly for a walk. She was quite confused when I was getting up so early and putting on my 'walking' clothes but didn't take her. She loved it!! We only walked about 1/2 a mile but it's something!!

Back home I made some turkey bacon and 5 grain rolled oats. Mom and I had breakfast and it was very nice!!

Right now I'm at work and it's barely 10:30 AM but it feels like I've already had a full day. I pray I have this motivation everyday to get up and make myself go!! We're planning on going Monday thru Friday at 5 AM. Pray pray pray pray!!

I know I can do this :)

From our walk this morning <3 

xoxo - J

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Meal Prep

Well, lately I've made some attempts at meal prepping. Basically, spending a few hours preparing meals for a couple of days at a time. The idea is genius and simple if you do a little research!! Find a couple of your favorite recipes, whip them up and store in the fridge for a quick grab lunch for work or school.

An easy one and one of my favorites is a grilled piece of chicken, seasoned however you prefer, cup of brown rice and a steamed veggie. VOILĂ€! As your heading out the door, grab your pre-prepped container of yum and go!!

First, purchase some reliable food storage containers. I currently use these Rubbermaid Containers. Any kind of food storage containers will work perfectly!! I just like these because of the stacking locking lids and so far no spills!!

Second, go thru and find a couple recipes you like and would like to make to have during the week.

Third, go through and see what you already have in the pantry, fridge and freezer. I've sometimes had a problem with buying things I've already had and end up wasting money. Make a list of items you need or want.

Fourth, go shopping!! I know it's difficult, and I still struggle with it, but stick with what's on the list. You end up spending less and only buy the things you really need.

Fifth, go home and when you have some time, cook!! Put together a couple of things for the week. Divide the food into each container and put into fridge. There you go!!

Hopefully you're not weird like me about leftovers. Usually after a 3-4 days I can't seem to make myself eat the leftovers. When I'm putting them together, I'll usually make 2-3 days worth, go out to dinner one evening during the week, and make something for the remaining days of the week. Not sure what my deal is but it seems to work. Lol.

My 'system' may not be for everyone or the best way of doing it but it does work for me!!

All I know is, meal preppin' is a wonderful thing!! I'd only wish I started this sooner :)