Holiday season is in full swing! We don’t have a tree yet but I did put up our Christmas decorations last weekend. Since this is only our second Christmas in the house I don’t have a ton of decorations but I figure if I add a little bit every year I’ll eventually have more than I know what to do with. Last year my mom gave me a box of her unused Christmas decorations…some of which are useful…but only some…
At work today my coworkers and I were talking about how it gets harder to get to the gym around the holidays. There are a lot of different events planned and errands to run after work. I find it best to schedule my workouts for the week ahead of time so that I know I will have time. Our company Christmas party is this Friday after work. I’m going to do my best to make it to the gym before work to at least get a short workout in. I’ll feel much better about indulging in a few cocktails at the party that way. If there is too much going on in one week I also try to prioritize, sometimes a good sweat session is much more satisfying than drinks after work!
So…in my last post I said that maybe I would try eating paleo. While I haven’t been eating every part of my meals paleo, for the last three days I ate paleo for lunch and dinner. Of course I forgot to take pictures, but I made the following:
Lunch – On Sunday night I made a skillet sweet potato, sausage, and spinach hash for lunches for the week. At work I quickly cook up an egg in the microwave and put it on top. It’s so good and keeps me full for most of the afternoon!
Dinner – On Monday night I made a chicken, lemon, and artichoke dish from Practical Paleo. I think I used a little too much butter but it was delicious. I saved the leftover artichokes with onion, lemon, and capers to make an egg scramble for breakfast too! Always love when I can use a meal for more than one meal 🙂
On Tuesday I made Practical Paleo’s stuffed peppers with ground turkey. Highly recommended!
Last night was some seasoned chicken breast with green beans. (A weekly dinner staple)
I found it very helpful that I planned our meals for the week on Sunday before we went grocery shopping. Then when I get home from the gym…I don’t have much to think about.
Hope your holidays are off to a great start! Do you have any tips for making it to the gym around this time of year?