Yesterday

List

Above are my plans.  I spent a day writing them out and getting prepared.  Overall, it has been a good couple of days.  I stayed home with my oldest yesterday and we spent the day cleaning and organizing.  We were both so tired when we finished.  Good exercise without even realizing it.  After that was t ball practice where I sat and sweated in the sun for a few hours.  The team won! And now it on the the championship game tomorrow.  My youngest lost his first tooh by trying to open a bag of Doritos with his teeth after the game.  Too funny! How did you lose your first tooth?

Budget Concerns

I had several unexpected expenses this month which in turn took from my food budget.  It’s almost impossible to eat primal or healthy with little food in the house or cash to go get more.  Luckly, Friday is payday and I can rectify the situation then.  So, last week and this week were use what you have weeks.  We went to visit my parents and she sent me home with a bag of groceries that she thought she and my dad wouldn’t get to before they went bag.  That’s what we ate last week.  Now this week, I’m trying to use up all the stuff in my pantry and freezer which I always pass over because I’d rather eat out or something.  This has made me be very creative.  Dinner last night was bbq chicken sandwiches and macaroni and cheese for the boys.  I ate my chicken on  iceberg lettuce.

Breakfast  was cream of wheat.  Which I really didn’t eat because it wasn’t that good.

creamofwheat

Lunch I brought leftovers from last night BBQ chicken salad.

Dinner was tuna fish salad.

tunasalad

How do you eat on a tight budget?

Eating Animals

I realize that I am on a new health kick every other day but I truly believe in Paleo.  I plan to stick with the Paleo lifestyle. I’ve done it in the past and I felt great, my constant burping stopped, and I lost weight.  But before Paleo there was my vegetarianism phase.  I actually liked that too.  I cooked up some delicious dishes but the whole family wasn’t behind me.  And I eventually gave into the fried pork chops and pizza that always seemed to be in the house.

However, the reasons I became a vegetarian still remain.  Currently on my Kindle is this book: Product Details It has brought back that reasoning to the forefront of my mind.  I’m only a few chapters in but it is intriguing and enlightening.  It got me thinking can I be a Paleo vegetarian?  I did a bit of internet research and came to the conclusion that yes it possible but quite hard.  Not sure I’m up for the task.  We’ll see.  I plan to finish the book and see where my opinions lie then.

Have you ever tried vegetarianism?  Were you successful?

80/20 Kind of Day

It was one of those days today.  I dragged myself out of bed, rushed to get ready, and left without grabbing my lunch and breakfast.

I skipped breakfast and had school lunch.  It by no means was a paleo/primal lunch but it was tasty.  One of the better school lunches I’ve had.

school lunch

There was chicken salad served on whole wheat bread with tomatoes and lettuce.  Green beans, broccoli, fries, and peaches with whipped cream.  Overall, not too bad.

My assistant was handing out Airheads to the kids and I didn’t want to resist and had one too!

Since, I was unprepared and we had bible talk I wanted something quick and easy.  I also didn’t want to prepare two different meals, so I decided to make quesadillas  topped with salsa.  But I got home and realized that I didn’t have enough cheese.  I made hamburgers for the boys which was still quick and easy because I just put the patties on the Foreman grill. And I ate the quesadillas.

quesdillas

At bible talk we’re doing a Jericho walk.  Not sure how far the walk will be but that will be my exercise for the day.  Not a bad eating day and exercise.  Yay! Now to just make it Paleo!

I Worked Out!

If I’m eating right, I don’t workout.  If I workout I don’t eat well.  Today was the latter.  I was craving carbs like crazy and I eat them.  Then at the t-ball game, it started to rain and I ran all the way to my car to grab my umbrella, which happened to be quite a ways away.

At home I discovered Demi Lovato’s and Jessica Sanchez’s new albums.  Thanks to them they got my butt up and moving.

                                                                                                

The club bangers and upbeat beats got me up and dancing.  Then I cut on an OnDemand kickboxing video and proceeded to do that with “my ladies” playing in the background.  I actually had a lot of fun, dancing and exercising in my living room. The last time I can remember exercising was over spring break which was at the beginning of April.  I hope I can find the motivation to do something again tomorrow.  I’ve had a gym bag packed in my trunk for weeks.  And I’ve been wanting to train for a 5k for FOREVER.  Now to keep that motivation pumping through me.

What else can I do to stay motivated?