How did your week go? I’m happy to report my clean eating project and bodybuilding meal plan was on track this week. Except for the trail mix fiasco. I’ll get to that in a minute.
First, I am happy to report that I did what I said I would: I cooked my bodybuilding food for the week, cut out the soda and coffee creamer, and stuck to my meal plan all week. Yay!That meant my Monday was filled with weighing chicken breasts before and after cooking them, measuring out green beans and brown rice and loading everything into Tupperware.
The difference it made in my world was amazing. There was no need to cheat and snack; all I had to do was heat something up. The stress of cooking six meals a day, washing everything after and then making different food for my family was eliminated by planning ahead. It meant I also had ready made sides (veggies and carbs) for my family.
My refrigerator looked pretty funny, but it works for me.
Eliminating the Diet Coke from my life was really tough for me. I’m not going to lie and say it was easy. I stopped using creamer and instead put vanilla extract in my coffee with some Stevia. I miss my creamer. I marked up a gallon container for my water and put it on the counter so I could track it all day. That’s a lot of water to drink! I drank at least 64 oz. each day. Not perfect, but I can’t spend my life in the bathroom either…
This week I cooked every single night for my family. We had salmon, chicken, steak, chicken and oatmeal pancakes. One night we had a contest to see who could finish their spinach first and both kids were excited. I didn’t think this was even possible, given the very rough start we had last month. OK…here’s the fiasco part.
Homemade trail mix. It seemed like such a good idea. I totally followed the recipe too, except I used honey instead of maple syrup and added almonds, craisins and a packet of M&M’s into the mix, ’cause those are standard trail mix ingredients, right? And why would I follow the expert advice of a cookbook when I could go rogue and do my own thing?
It looked so pretty. It smelled so good. Then my kids tasted it from the oven. Rylee took a timid bite. “Milk! Milk! I need milk! Get this taste out of my mouth! Mommy, please don’t make us eat your food ever again!” “Yucky Mommy food!” said my son, Henry.
“It can’t be that bad!” I said taking a bite. It was a hot steaming pile of awful. It was kinda burnt and the wax paper stuck to the back and I guess I learned that there are two things I have to stick to: meal plans and recipes. Lesson learned….perhaps 😉
How was your week? Did you stick to your goals or try any new recipes?
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