Tuesday, August 30, 2011

School is in full swing and I’m settling in to a new routine this year. My mornings start off around 6am – I leave the house by 6:30 and head to the pool (most days). I try to swim for about 45 minutes. I used to think 45 minutes! That’s it??? Well, that was before I actually did it! It is tough! I’m still using the term ‘swim’ fairly loosely but I’m starting to feel a little better about it. I truly want to learn how to do the freestyle (American crawl) but I know it will take some work on my part. I just can’t seem to get the whole breathing thing down! It’s not like running where you just breathe – when you’re swimming, you have to breathe on cue if you miss the chance, you drown. J From the pool, I head to Jess’s house to watch those beautiful little boys while she heads off to school. I start the day off with breakfast which I’ve always believed is THE most important meal of the day. So whether you’re back in the swing of rushing around in the mornings trying to hustle the kids out the door, or just simply getting yourself out the door in time, don’t forget to have breakfast! No, there’s probably not time for a sit down bacon and eggs kind of breakfast but you still need to fuel your body to prepare for the day ahead.
***Ideas to try:
Whole wheat biscuits with pieces of cooked bacon and cheese added to the batter.
Breakfast burritos -  whole wheat or corn tortillas filled with eggs/cheese/salsa etc. OR tortillas filled with avocado and tomato. I love this!
Zucchini muffins
Whole wheat banana bread
Fruit Smoothies
 Baggies of fresh fruit – grapes/strawberries/blueberries etc
Homemade granola
Banana / Apple / Orange – Always have fresh fruit on the counter – it’s easy to grab!
Small boxes of raisins
Individually wrapped prunes
And on those mornings when you literally jump out of bed, into your clothes, and run out the door: grab some dry shredded wheat cereal (1 or 2 ingredients) and orange juice (Simply Orange brand – 1 ingredient).  If the kids ‘need’ to see sugar on their cereal, Frosted Shredded Wheat is a great choice – very few ingredients as well!!
It’s become obvious to me that I don’t do well without a “plan” when it comes to meal planning and now that I make lunch for the boys at their house, I really need to do more planning if I want to serve them meals that are REAL food and not junk loaded with preservatives!!! So that’s my immediate goal – to plan a week’s worth of REAL lunches for myself and the boys. I need to drag out my binder of REAL food recipes and get going again!! J
* Thought for the day*
One should eat to live, not live to eat.

1 comment:

  1. And where do skittles fit into this? No matter what Jaxon SAYS, he really doesn't eat that many "chips and candy" - not much at all...I am doing better than THAT!