Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. If you were in the northeast, were you able to stay warm? It definitely was challenging! brrrrrr
I wanted to talk today about some trouble I’ve been having. Lately I’ve been struggling with motivation to workout and stay on track with my diet. I know … I know. New year’s resolutions and all that right now. Well, with so many people in the gym, it’s not as appealing anymore. I like my space.
AND! it’s also soooooo cold.
What’s that you say? Something about excuses!? Me! Excuses! No way…
Yep, even the person dishing out the advice has hiccups every now and then. So what have I been doing to put myself into place? Planning.
Sorry for the frankness of the picture, but sometimes blunt is all that works.
Last week I wrote out my fitness calendar. Now that I know my schedule pretty well, I sat down and listed what workouts fit well.
I also have a few goals for the spring:
– 2 Half Marathons — DC RNR in March and Pittsburgh in May
– Maybe my first triathlon?!?!
So I know that sticking to a schedule will only help me achieve these goals. I’m much better at sticking to a routine when I have something to work towards. Are you the same way?
Also, I’ve been much better at planning meals. For me, cooking two meals a week and having leftovers the other days works well and my food budget isn’t blown. Cooking for one is a talent my friends!
So what was on the menu this week?
Personal Turkey Meatloaves!
They were delicious and quite spicy too. Don’t worry, you can cut down on the spice. These were the perfect way to incorporate some protein into my dinner without having to eat a grilled chicken breast. I recommend trying them this week, tomorrow, or why not just go out and get the ingredients now and make them tonight 😉
EOTR’s Personal Turkey Meatloaves
- 1 package lean ground turkey
- 1 stalk of celery, chopped small
- 1 carrot, chopped small (I used 5 baby carrots)
- 1/2 onion, chopped small
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped + 2 tsp of sauce
- 1/2 cup oats (whatever you have on hand)
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 egg
Combine all ingredients. Grease a regular muffin pan lightly. Portion out into muffin tins, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
While they are baking, combine 2 TBSP ketchup, 1 tsp brown sugar, and 1 tsp adobo sauce (leftover from what you put in the meatloaves).
Take meatloaves out of oven, spoon about a teaspoon of ketchup mixture on top and bake for another 5 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
I ate mine with some steamed vegetables. It was a delicious and even light meal, but completely satisfying.
Are you someone who is 90% of the time great about sticking to your healthy habits? How do you motivate yourself the other 10% of the time? I’d love some new ideas!!!
Have a great evening everyone 🙂