So, I obviously knew this weekend was Easter, but I didn't really think about the fact that it is a holiday and holiday's usually mean a day off of work, right? Well you can imagine my disappointment when I pulled up the employee handbook only to realize Easter is not listed as a Holiday we get off. WHAT!? I was very much looking forward to my imaginary day off on Friday and my dreams were crushed. Speaking of Easter, do you all have fun plans? Is it going to be a cheat day or are you bringing some healthy options to your get together?
I've realized lately it's really great being the healthy eater because deep down, everyone (or most everyone) wants to be healthy, so I'm always the one being asked "what should we eat?" I got this question from both my mom and B's mom for Easter and I'm SO glad I did because now I wont' have any worries about staying on track! Sunday morning we'll be doing brunch at B's moms house and we are going to do an omelette bar, then later in the afternoon we'll head over to my parents and grill! How perfect! I'm thinking I'll take a clean treat with me too, I just haven't decided what that will be yet...
Blueberry egg white oats before a lovely back day at the gym.
Speaking of eliminating protein powders, I'm already trying to cut back a little on home made protein bars so I added oats to my cottage cheese instead of eating bars. It makes your body work a little harder on digestion, in turn burning more calories.
Chicken Pesto with a side salad for lunch. I have to tell you guys a story... When I made the pesto there was plenty left over for lunches the next day PLUS the chicken pesto pizza I plan on making later this week. Well, I got home yesterday to find oh, maybe tsp left in the container! B went a little (read a lot) crazy with it for lunch and instead of spreading it on, he dipped. Hey, at least he likes it, right?
5 hard boiled egg whites with a handful of almonds for snack.
Spaghetti squash with turkey sauce and a side of broccoli for my "serve up an extra cup"!
Also, I've started tracking calories again (yuck) just until May 5th, and here's where I ended up yesterday: