Holiday Cheer and Paleo update!

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?