Meal prep made easy: I love Trader Joe’s vacuum sealed pre-cooked skinless chicken breasts! I just throw some sweet potatoes in the oven to bake, boil some asparagus and I have healthy meals ready for the next few days!
These past couple of months have been a bit of a rollercoaster for me: Layla died, my water heater died, my garbage disposal died, my brakes went and one of my toilets needed to be replaced. Other than the loss of Layla (and the introduction of Savannah), the biggest change has been the loss of my personal trainer.
Don’t worry! He didn’t die or anything, but after working out with Sean for 3 times a week for over a year, I finally reached the end of my appointments. Given that these past couple of months have been rather expensive (what with the car, all the plumbing, and Layla’s vet bills – when it rains, it pours) I simply could not afford to re-up with him. We are still friends, but I miss seeing him. It was almost like going through a break-up.
It did not derail me though. Instead I joined a small group TRX class at my gym. So far I really like it, and it feels good to be trying something different and doing it (somewhat) on my own. Also, I am still going to kickboxing which I absolutely LOVE.
Despite the fact these last couple of months have been emotionally (and financially) trying, I still stuck to my routine. While there were a few days where I faltered by either overeating or being a useless couch potato (or both) – those instances weren’t prolonged, and I felt better once I got back into the swing of eating healthy and working out. I may not have lost any weight, but the only thing I gained was resolve – so I came out of it ok.