This week was slammed for me. I worked night shifts for 12 or more hours for 6 nights this week. I had to keep up with my patient inbox at work, e-mails, I did coaching calls, went to doctor appointments, worked out twice, and oh yeah – I slept and showered every day.
This Sunday as I transition back to days tomorrow I am wiped. I did some yoga today and just felt depleted. I knew I needed a down day. Just to be honest, my down day usually refers to doing my work on the computer in front of the TV.. But today I actually took some time for myself. I watched the new Robert Deniro movie, called the Irishman, about Jimmy Hoffa. It was pretty good if you’re into gangster movies.
Sundays are usually my day to meal plan and grocery shop. I knew I didn’t have it in me today so I thought outside the box. I went to Bachetti Bros in Wilmington and bought all premade food while staying on the protocol. I gave you an example below of what this looks like for my meal plan this week. Some of the stuff I already had in the freezer, like the tilapia and Angus beef patties. Bachetti Bros is a catering company and a small Italian grocery store. I bought a lot of cooked things like sausage mixed with onions/peppers, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, and potato skins. I was also able to get egg salad, spinach, apples, carrots, asparagus, romaine lettuce, and meats. My bill was less than $100. So this week we will have to cook a few things, but overall most of the food will just be heated up in the oven. These meals are made in-house at the store and no preservatives or other badness is used.
I don’t think this is ideal, but sometimes it’s what self-care looks like. Especially this week when I feel like I’m at the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
I’m not sharing this with you to show you how busy I am, but to show you that if you WANT results you WILL get them no matter what. Stick to the protocol and cut out those empty refined carbs and sugars my friends.
What are your tips and tricks to eat healthy on weeks that you are slammed?