This past weekend was busier than usual for me! I was busy both Saturday and Sunday and when that happens, it is very hard to food prep for the week. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t!
The oatmeal packets are super easy to put together AND believe it or not, I don’t create a new oatmeal recipe each week. I love the dried apple and cinnamon packets I put together. These take 5 minutes to make, no excuses! I’m skipping my protein shake this week because I haven’t been too hungry in the morning and twice last week I didn’t drink it. I also didn’t have any long runs last week because of the weather, which I’m sure has something to do with it. I can easily add it back in if I think I need it!
For my actual lunch, I pulled ham & cheese roll ups out of the freezer. I love recipes like this because they freeze so well. I bought some spring mix, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes at the store for a side salad to go with these as well.
I attended a pool party on Saturday and brought Tropical Fruit Salad.
- 1 papaya, cubed
- 1 pineapple, skin removed and cubed
- 6 kiwi fruit, peeled and cubed
- 2 mangos, peeled and cubed
- seeds of one pomegranate
- 2 limes, juiced and zested
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Mix all ingredients into a bowl stir. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Fortunately, I always have golden trail mix in my pantry as well.
And that’s my lunch in a nutshell. There are always so many other things I’d rather be doing when I food prep for the week. But I always try to remember that taking care of myself is a full-time job and it’s a job I take very seriously.
Why Staying Healthy Is Like A Full-Time Job
- Sleep, food prepping and exercise suck up at least 65 hours of your week.
- If you don’t do a good job, you might get a warning (a health scare) and if you really suck at it you get fired.
- If you’re a slacker, it brings down the office morale (your emotional well-being).
- If you do a good job, you get paid (quality of life).
- If you do a great job, you get paid overtime (long and healthy life).
It is the single, most important job. Without it, you can’t do all the things you love and take care of the people you love. It is okay to put yourself first. Focus on what is important to you, call yourself out on your excuses and remember that the best things in life, including life, require a little work to get them.