All the Sunday things in ten photos, ten words or less.
My weekend in pictures + five words or less…
Hola! Instead of breaking down my final week of half marathon training and writing about meal planning / prep yet again, I figured I’d update you list-style. Here’s a quick look at my week, along with all of the other random thoughts bopping around my brain on this Monday evening.
I can’t even lie: Last week was THE BEST EVER in terms of meal planning and preparation. Talk about life changing, our “big meals” are the best.
Cook twice. Eat EIGHT TIMES for each of us! It’s the greatest thing. All we had to do was double two of our favorite recipes (Sunday night and Monday night) and we didn’t even have to think about another meal until Thursday night. Greatest idea we’ve ever had. Fine. Greatest idea Zack’s ever had…he gets all the credit on this one.
I mentioned last week that Zack and I are taking meal planning and preparation to the next level. Now that I’m back to work, we want to make weekday nights more automated and spend less time in the kitchen. Our solution? We’ve created a monthly meal plan, or a series of four weekly meal plans that will be repeated on a monthly basis.
I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but weekly meal planning and preparation is the best way to make a shift to a healthier lifestyle. It is so much easier to manage dietary changes if you purposefully plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner before you reach the point of hanger. Once you’ve planned and purchased all of the ingredients for your meals, it is so much more difficult to skip a meal or switch to takeout instead.