Category Archives: Motherhood

Trying to Get Back in the Game

I keep saying I’m trying to get back into this and I keep failing miserably.  I need to get into a rhythm so that my kids can one day look back at this and see the mom that I was while they were small.  Lots has gone on since my last update–I’m back to work now.  That was a difficult experience–not because I dislike the company I work for, or the people I work with for that matter, but the commute that takes up 3-3 1/2 hours of my day drains on my spirit.  Without going into too much detail, things will be better now.  My commute is still the same but my hours have shifted and I’m able to work from home one day a week.  It has already made a difference in my attitude and outlook and it’s only been two weeks.

Today I am trying to prep as many of the weekly snacks as possible.  Now that Lil One is in daycare three days a week and I’m out of the house at 5:15 every morning, it’s more important than ever that I am as organized for meal prep as possible.  Without that attention on the weekend we WILL eat like garbage and that’s not a habit that I want to get back into anytime soon.  Sure it costs us a fortune to eat well, but eating healthfully is important to me and my growing family.

This weeks menu plan is as follows:

Breakfasts–On-The-Go Egg Bites and Breakfast Sausage; Paleo Coconut Blueberry Muffins; Breakfast Cookies

Lunches–Salads with roasted turkey, avocado, hard-boiled egg, and sunflower seeds.

Snacks–Fruit and Nut Bars; Grain-Free Granola Bars; Gluten-Free Grain-Free Graham Crackers

Dinners–Pan Seared Steak with roasted brussels sprouts and mashed cauliflower and celery root; Moroccan chicken with cauliflower “rice”; veggie stir fry with seared sea scallops

I will have more to say in the upcoming day (I hope)–there are dietary, excercise, craft, personal/life goals, and friend/training related things I’d like to post about and I’m hoping I can get back into it now that I have less time on my hands–I tend to work better under pressure!

 

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