Sunsets, Meal Prep, & Grocery Shopping

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On Friday I was so glad it was finally the end of the week! It was far too long. 

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I planned on getting a lot of work done after I got home from work but the neighbors invited us over a bonfire and that sounded much more relaxing! I sat back with a drink and enjoyed the fire, sparklers, and glow sticks. They’re not just for kids 🙂

I stayed up way past my bedtime and ended up sleeping in on Saturday and skipping my weigh in. I just weighed in at home instead. 

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I completely forgot to grab breakfast before I left the house for the day and I was starving. After spending a couple of hours at Shakeer’s we headed up to Kirby’s and I got a BBQ chicken salad. It comes with a side of pita as well. It was delicious and super filling! 

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After our early lunch we went on another walk. It’s been so nice to get out and get some sun and exercise. I really need to start packing my workout shoes and clothes. In this heat, the sweat is inevitable. We haven’t been walking as long as I’d like so I don’t get my clothes yucky, but I think packing a set to workout in would make a huge difference and I could get a great workout in on Saturdays. I know Shakeer would be all for it too. Plus, he lives right near an elementary school and I think it would be a great idea to take advantage of the playground equipment. I’ll definitely have to look up some playground workouts like pull ups on monkey bars, for example! 

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On Sunday morning, I went out to breakfast with my parents and then we headed to Walmart. I leave for my Habitat for Humanity trip to Honduras in less than three weeks so I had a lot of shopping to do and I knew I would need their help! You can read about my Habitat For Humanity Shopping Haul here!

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After we got home I spent a few hours working on homework and the blog and before I knew it, it was late afternoon. I knew we’d be having a big dinner and I ate far too much at breakfast earlier that morning, so I just settled for a snack. I had a small cup of salsa (2 points), seven chips (4 points), and an apple!

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Honestly, the rest of my week flew by! I’ve been working a lot so unfortunately, the fun work (my blog and writing) has been pushed to the side. But, I still found some time to workout on Tuesday! I didn’t have to work as early as usual so I got up and went for a 2 mile walk. I’ve been wanting to get back into strength training as well. It’s so important to tone while you’re losing weight to avoid excess skin later. I searched through some apps and downloaded SWORKIT. I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan to this weekend! 

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Check out that sky! 

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One of the things I’ve been struggling with the most lately is desserts. Like… bad. I can have a great day, but come night time I want ice cream and chocolate! So here is another substitution I managed to whip up this week. Eventually I’ll get to no dessert except on occasions, but I’m not there yet, so I’m still substituting for now.

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I love this shirt… can you tell? I have a few different colors. They’ll be perfect for building in Honduras!

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I’ve really been wanting to get more into meal prepping and planning so on Thursday night I went after work and spent nearly an hour and a half grocery shopping. I made a long list of foods needed for prepping and a few other lists full of ingredients I’ll be sharing here on my blog soon! There’s lots to look forward to. 

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This morning when I woke up, it was a downpour and I thought getting out of bed might kill me. It was the perfect day to stay in bed, but instead I worked all day and then headed out to dinner with a friend. It was a long, long week and I really feel like the long holiday weekend and my planning ahead will make a big difference on my outlook on health and my attitude.

One day at a time.

What is your favorite meal to prep?
What’s your go-to dessert substitution?
Have you tried SWORKIT?

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