If there is one thing that I've learned on this journey, it's that preparation is key to success. I knew that this first week back to work would be hectic, so I made sure I had plan as far as what I would be eating. I didn't have time for my usual meal prep this weekend, and honestly, I just didn't want to. I'm tired of the usual "healthy" meals that I can fix ahead of time. So I headed to the grocery and stocked up on Smart Ones entrees. They were on sale this week for under $2, so I'm thinking I probably even saved money by going this route.
Now, my favorite is the Three Cheese Ziti Marinara, but I actually grabbed a few other kinds to try... just for variety.
I really liked the Mini Rigatoni with Vodka cream sauce. Definitely a new favorite!
I also like the Santa Fe Style Rice and Beans. Another one to add to my list.
My exercise has been great this week, so now if I can only stay the course and eat a sensible dinner each evening I'll feel so good about things, even if the scale isn't moving. I know I'm making healthier choices, and I'm TRYING and not giving up. I have to believe that the sum of all my efforts will eventually add up to something great.
In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with the Smart Ones brand and received compensation for my participation in the clean slate project (cleanslate.com). However, all opinions given here are fully my own.