After a little break from the blog world and a long weekend in Clemson, SC for a wedding I'm back. I started paying more attention to the other blogs that I read and did some research on Health Blog Helper but even after that I've decided to just go for it and let this blog just be what it's going to be. I have to admit that I'm still not entirely sure what my focus is going to be but I'm sure it will evolve with time.
I'm a planner. I like to know what's ahead of me and I like to be equipped with the tools that I'll need when I get there. The problem with plans are that they don't always work out the way that you imagine. My original plan for this week was to write out a meal plan and a workout schedule for the week while flying back from Charlotte on Sunday and then go grocery shopping to get the ingredients that I need for said meals before the Sunday night HBO shows start at 9:00. Good plan in theory but the main flaw in my plan was that I don't travel well and had to take Dramamine before getting on the plane. I wanted to make sure that the airsick bag stayed in the back of the seat in front of me, however, the problem with taking Dramamine is that it knocks me OUT. So instead of writing out the plan I slept through the whole plan ride and then slept it off with a nap when I got home. Between the weekend festivities, sleeping in a hotel bed, and feeling sleepy from the Dramamine there was no way I was going to leave my bed for the rest of the night. Things don't always go as planned so sometimes you need a back up plan. New plan: Start fresh on Monday.
I'm very lucky because my office is located in Hunt Valley which is home to Maryland's only Wegmans (for now). As you will learn throughout my posts, I am completely obsessed with this store but that's a whole other post for a different day. I decided to wake up early and make a quick run to the store before work. I just wanted to get breakfast and some staples and snacks to keep at my desk for the week. I ended up with the following in the bag:
- Oikos Greek Yogurt, Vanilla
- white nectarines
- whole wheat pumpkin muffin (from the bakery)
- Wegman's marathon bread (bakery)
- a few Larabars
- coffee and creamer for the office
- soy milk (3 pack of individual boxes)
- coconut water
- baby carrots
- garlic hummus (from the mediteranean bar)
- Nature's Market Salad (pre-made from the prepared foods section)
Not too bad for 15 minutes and only a rough plan in my head of what I wanted to eat.
Lunch was a little less satisfying. This salad was a prime example of why you should read labels carefully. Due to my lack of a plan and rush for time I saw tofu and chickpeas on the container and went with it. Upon closer examination I was able to see everything that was piled in the heap.