Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Planning keeps me on track

Planned and packed lunch for the workday.

This week has been a successful week for me in terms of exercise and healthy eating. And a lot of it has to do with planning.

Since I just came off a two-week cold I have been doing less intense yoga this week and no spin until the weekend. I checked out the yoga studio schedule and planned the classes I would take Monday through Wednesday.

(Normally I have a pretty regular exercise schedule during the week: between yoga at the studio; working out with friends one night a week; spin at the gym; abs and weight classes at the gym; spin and abs and weights at the work gym on my own.)

Because I cooked a few things over the weekend I have had many planned healthy dinners and lunches. They are filling, delicious and good for me. Even my snacks are planned.

I find that planning helps me from straying. I haven’t been tempted by any treats or candy at work this week.

I also haven’t been tempted by the numerous food trucks that come to work. Yesterday the e-mail about the food truck mentioned that there would be extra food (since they ran out last week) and cupcakes would be served with each order. My response to that: DELETE!

Finding healthy options you like also helps. Lucky for me I like most fruits and vegetables. I am a meat eater, but I am also OK with vegetarian or vegan options. I am willing to try most things.

Except for Spam and that isn’t healthy.

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