I’m currently blogging during my lunch break at work, these couple of days have been crazy busy as I had a late night meeting last night, another tonight and then I have my last yoga class on Thursday evening. This doesn’t leave much time for being creative with my eats so I tend to fall back on good old favourites!
Yesterdays breakfast was a delicious green smoothie containing 3 big savoy cabbage leaves with stalk removed, a frozen banana, frozen mango chunks, a scoop of vanilla sun warrior, maca powder, ground flax and nut mix, tablespoon of peanut butter, xanthan and guar gums and almond milk. I topped my bowl with some muesli. This was lovely and sweet, I think the almond milk goes so well with all the other ingredients.
Lunch was some basil tofu with brown rice, carrot, cucumber, red pepper and spinach mixed with a little green tomato chutney and a couple of chopped kiwi on the side.
Mid afternoon snackies were carrot and green pepper with red pepper hummus – this combo never gets old!
Before leaving the office for my meeting I had a bowl of my Spicy black eye bean soup which was utterly delicious and just hit the spot!
By the time I got home I only wanted something small so I made up a bowl of chopped plums and apple with some Bear Apple Crumble Granola and almond milk. I quite like being able to have this kind of thing for dinner sometimes!
Todays eats are going to be very similar! I’ve also managed to fit in my usual planned workouts – my Davina DVD yesterday morning working my legs and upper body and my treadmill run at the gym this morning (1.6 miles on tread then 10 minutes of HIITs on step machine followed by another 1.6 miles on tread followed by abs and core exercises). I was at Sainsbury’s for it opening at 8am this morning after being at the gym – running around a freezing cold supermarket with my hair slapped under a head band trying to find lemon and ginger tea and russet apples was not much fun, but I try and fit in as much as possible when these busy times are upon me instead of letting my healthier habits fall by the way side.
I know you probably already do these things yourselves anyway but I find these little tips really helpful when I simply start running out of time:
My tips for keeping up healthy habits when things get crazy
Have a freezer full of home prepared curries, soups and stews – this just makes it easier to grab something from the freezer, pop in a lunch box and let defrost then have at work for lunch or dinner.
Schedule your time according to your priorities – Over these few crazy days, although I can’t be bothered I’ve made keeping to my exercise schedule and eating healthy priorities – this means I have got up early to fit some exercise in and have spent time earlier in the week chopping veggies for my lunch but it has been worth it – I know how crap I’d feel if I missed working out or had to try and find something to eat at work – especially when I probably wouldn’t have time to go further than the Greggs across the street!
Make up multiple portions and store in the fridge – For the tofu salad above I had made up a big portion of cooked brown rice at the weekend, then I just added chopped veggies and tofu to make up two lunches to keep me going. Brown rice will probably feature in tomorrows lunch too as there’s still plenty left in the fridge.
What are your tips for sticking to healthier habits when things get crazy?