I made my early run yesterday at 5am. Wake up call was 4:40am! We had a great 6 mile run. We all felt strong and ready physically for the upcoming races. Mentally we all are a little nervous. This is Rachel’s first marathon and Melissa’s first half marathon, and my goal is finish the half marathon in 2 hours 10 minutes or even better in 2 hours!
After the early morning run yesterday I had a full day of work, driving all over the city, kid pick-up, homework, dinner and showers. Once I sat down on the couch last night I could barely keep my eyes open, and I was too tired to type so a blog post just did not happen. 😦
Fast forward to this morning. I went to the body pump class, and it was another awesome workout. My arms and legs are still burning. LOVE IT!!!!
I had a bunch of errands to run today, but I still have to keep my eats healthy so I can stay on plan to lose the extra holiday weight. Between days like yesterday when I had to drive all over the city for work, and days like today where I had to run a bunch of errands I have to keep healthy snack options with me. I have to eat or I tend to get a little HANGRY (hunger and angry) not a good combination! When I started eating Paleoish I found that I really like almonds. I get the unsalted, natural almonds and I love them. Some people can’t deal with the no salt part (my husband) but I have grown to love them and they are my go to snack.
I keep a jar in my car pretty much all the time. I have to watch myself because I know the calories can add up, but they really are a great snack when you’re on the go. The other thing I often do is take my breakfast with me when I’m dropping off the kids. I always make a gluten free waffle (not Paleo, I’m more Paleoish) and egg whites to go. I make the eggs in the microwave and stick them in a snack bag to eat while I’m driving, and I always make sure I have extra napkins. 🙂
This is not the prettiest picture, but it’s egg whites to go. LOL!
Another thing I do is always look for the healthy food options at fast food restaurants. Just about all fast food places have a grilled chicken sandwich. If I have to go to a fast food place I usually order a grilled chicken sandwich and don’t eat the bun and add a salad.
Today I went to Panera, because it was on the way to another appointment. I ordered their Chicken Cobb with Avocado without the cheese and dressing on the side. Any time I order a salad I try to get the dressing on the side to minimize calories. I find if they toss in the dress it’s way too much.
What are your healthy eats on the go? I’m always looking for new ideas/tips.