Hangry

We all know how it feels – you’re so hungry that, unless an angel descends from the gates of the heavens and places delicious food on the tip of your tongue right away, you might just rip someone’s head off.

Well, I’m happy to say that since starting my new diet, I have yet to feel that way.

I’m not going to lie, it has taken some discipline to stick to this new portion control, but I haven’t given in. So, what have I been doing? Here’s how my typical day has been going:

I wake up at 7-ish with River and Lydia, prep them for daycare and drop them off, come home, enjoy a cup of black coffee with a teaspoon or two of pure maple syrup and eat whatever I planned for breakfast the night before.

I get ready for work and, depending on what time I ate my breakfast, I either down a Shakeology shake or make it and take it to go and have it before my shift.

At around 2 (flights permitting), I eat my prepped lunch. At around 5:30, I eat my prepped dinner.

Flights permitting, I leave work on time at 7:30pm and head to the gym, do my daily 30 minute workout of the day (I just did day 3 of 21 Day Fix), and go home. If it’s my day off, the girls come to the gym with me and hang out at the Kids Zone there, making friends. It’s really cool.

Once home, I sit down and make a list of meals and snacks for the next day, making sure it’s all 21DF container compliant, and it looks like this:

After making the list, I make whatever food I’ll be having for lunch and dinner and TADA! Done.

As you can see, I’m not starving myself. The plan is customized to your lifestyle and your caloric intake for weight loss, maintenance, or gain. The containers are cute and they’re actually nicely sized, and you use them multiple times a day, all following your customized plan.

So, nope, I’m not hangry.

I decided to put excuses aside. I’m too tired. I work long hours, I just wanna relax. I am a working mother of twins. I just wanna eat like it’s going out of style. I’m on my period, I don’t want to go workout right now. I don’t have time. I took all of those excuses and tossed them aside, made a commitment, and I’m following through. I made time. I have more energy now and I relax after I’m done. Yes, working out on your period sucks, but it actually helps relieve cramps. I still eat, only better.

What’s your excuse? Get up and get moving. You’ll thank yourself later.

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