11.16.2006

Eating Habits

RR: Today I hit up the gym for an easy run. I was hoping to do 4 miles, but was only able to do a few. My shin started to bother me a bit halfway through the run and so I wanted to be easy on it. I think this starts to happen when I push myself too hard. Overall, it felt great. I clocked 3.1 miles and 386 calories.

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I am so thankful it is almost friday. I need the weekend to get here...and fast!

After my run tonight I came home, showered quickly and went to dinner with Sis, her fiance and one of his roommates. It was nice to get out of the apartment, be surrounded by "kids" my age....and just laugh. But, now my tummy hurts from a few drinks and one too many fries. This girl really needs to start changing her diet if she wants to train for any kind of race down the road. Don't get me wrong, I do not have completely awful eating habits, but a few.

Don't we all?

It's easy to make excuses as to why some of us "choose" to eat what we eat, but sometimes it's just so "convenient"...right? It's those darn microwaveable dinners. I don't like many of them...actually only one in particular...the pizza by lean cuisine. But my life doesn't allow me to make a good meal every night to have lunch for the next morning. Not with classes three nights a week.

I need to find some quick fixes that are healthy and suited for "runners" for me to prepare to take to school for lunch. Any ideas out there? I would love to hear what all you other bloggers do for your lunches... I am sure I am not the only one on a time crunch during the week!!!

Keep on keeping on.....

6 comments:

Lora said...

I always have cans of tuna in the house...ready to be whipped up with low-fat mayo and onion powder for a tuna sandwich. Then there's always the turkey deli meat ready for a sandwich too. When time is too crunched, I go to Subway for one of their wheat 6-inches low fat sandwiches. And for a real treat, I'll stop at a salad bar and put together sliced up fruit. That and a can of yogurt is very refreshing.

This is the hardest part of it all...the planning and prep. But if you put your mind to it you will be rewarded! Go for it!

Jodi said...

I make meals that I can portion out into 5 or more lunches/ dinners. If you check out my profile I have a recipe page that I just started with a bunch of easy fast recipes. The only caveat is that they're all plant-based.

Jodi

Anonymous said...

Oh good lord, I start every week vowing to eat better, but by Friday, it's back to the same old crap. Maybe if I didn't have a busy schedule and had time to actually "cook" it would help.

TX Runner Girl said...

I wish I could help, but my lunches consist of either lean cuisines (yummy garlic chicken pizza) or sandwiches. I hear ya on the eating healthier thing - I am working on it!

Wes said...

Yea, go make some of Jodi's anti-meat recipes, LOL. I'm sure they are all good, and I am waiting to try her Jumbalaya.

I'm waiting for Thanksgiving week! I need a break too.

I just got back from Wendy's for lunch. Talk about non-healthy!

Anonymous said...

I usually have a can of soup and heat it up in the microwave. Or I will make a salad at one of the local grocery stores or in the school cafeteria.