Meal Plan 12/9 – Hustle & Bustle

Merry_Christmas_by_dimantAlright, I made it through the Thanksgiving holiday week with a sushi indulgence (Love Boat Sushi of course) and a fabulous traditional feast plus a few leftovers.  I have an obsession with baking pies so I actually traveled with my homemade apple cranberry pie and brought it with us on the plane to San Diego.  Crazy? Yes, but I made it with apples from Colorado’s western slope that were hand delivered by clients of mine so I say it was worth it.

So now into preparations for the Christmas feasting.  And by preparations, I hope we all know by now I mean eating so healthy I deserve to feast.  So lets get back on the healthy wagon and make it happen!

Monday – Chicken breasts with roast red pepper pasta (the pioneer woman) and side salad

Tuesday – Holiday board meeting/dinner with my husband

Wednesday – Body for Life Turkey Chili

Thursday – Beef & Broccoli with brown rice (cooks Illustrated)

Friday – Mini Turkey Meatball sandwiches (the pioneer woman – sub ground turkey) with veggies and red pepper hummus (cooks illustrated)

Saturday – leftovers

Pizza Happens

On the journey of health and happiness, you can learn a lot about yourself.  In my journey, I have learned that it is a constant journey.  Optimal health takes consistency and holding on through the ups and downs, while happiness often comes from letting go.

I tightened the reins a couple weeks ago with my eating and workout routines and I already feel like I am back on track (which drives my husband crazy).  However, I want to make sure everybody knows that “back on track” for me does not mean perfect.  Pizza happens…donuts happen…life happens.

This is where the happiness component comes into play.  This is where you must let go when you fall off the wagon.  Don’t let the little things get you down.  If you have a busy day and ordering pizza makes things simpler, then order pizza.  (Don’t eat the whole pizza!)  If your son’s youth football team just won the super bowl (woo hoo!!) and the after-party includes pizza and cupcakes, then CELEBRATE with him!  And then work your butt off on your next workout.

Enjoy your journey!