I would much rather talk about poutine instead of routine. They rhyme. Uh huh, they do.
Actually that's not true. Although poutine is deelish - I would rather talk about routine. Mostly my Sunday routine.
About 3 months ago, my Sunday mornings changed. In the beginning I wasn't a fan. My Sunday mornings were my day to be lazy. My day to relax. A sippin' tea, eating something different for breakfast because I didn't need to rush, stayin' in my pj's until 11, no rushin' dog walkin' - kind of Sunday. When I started at BDHQ there is a Sunday morning 2 hour workout. That meant that I had to be up and out of the house, with workout clothes and runners on, brushed teeth and hair, and some energy by 7:30 AM. I am not going to lie. I miss my Sunday mornings, but, what I have traded my past Sunday mornings into is all worth it.
This morning breakfast - scrambled eggs with fresh dill. And in the back ground a Pomelo. Remember my addiction with them last year? You can read about it HERE.
My week starts on Sunday morning at 7. There is a two hour workout. Then I am home for breakfast - either a Veggie/Fruit drink or eggs. A dog walk. Grocery shopping at the Root Cellar. A little cleaning. Egg whites cups prepped for the week. A big pot 'o something (usually chili) that will last us a couple of days into the week. Laundry. A little lazing around. And then a night of catch up with the husband - before we start the work week out.
I have workouts on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays. I have let these times fit into my life - and they work out perfectly.
I make my lunch each night before the next day - so that I am guaranteed a healthy/nutritional lunch - ensuring that I stay away from the shops and purchase something that I don't need.
Our pups are walked every day after work. On nights that I don't workout - I make something for dinner that may last us 1 or 2 nights. I go to bed before 10. I try to always do the dishes (sometimes I forget :) ). On Wednesday night - I sometimes pick up a Subway sandwich for us. I always have a whole wheat with veggie and cheese - no sauce. When the weekend comes, Friday night we sometimes will go out for dinner to treat ourselves for the week. On Saturdays after I work out and Kung Fu is done - we hang out together and get anything done that we need to get done.
And then before I know it, it's Sunday again. And the week starts over.
I heard that. I just heard you saying that I am 'wild and crazy'. I know. It's boring and uneventful, and very predictable. But for me, it works. I love the consistency of routine, and it makes me thrive. Without routine and consistency, I don't do well. I fall off the wagon. Well I actually don't have a wagon. I fall off my feet. Off my head. The brain goes to mush - and so does the belly.
It's my calm in chaos. I welcome the boring life. I welcome it because I know it's my 'healthy'.
I thought that I would share a fridge picture on a Sunday after a shop - usually at the Root Cellar. I stock up the fridge so that we have a lot of fruits and veggies for the week. I like to ensure that the freezer is stocked too of good protein - salmon, chicken, ground turkey, and lots of frozen berries. We do Costco too - so that we can stock up on almonds, quinoa, canned tomatoes, low sodium chicken stock, goat cheese...
Top left: Raw almonds and hazelnuts
Beside: Grape tomatoes - must have for any salad
Top middle: Astro non-fat greek yogurt - I love that sh*t
Beside: Astro non-fat strawberry yogurt
Top right: Free range/organic eggs from my husband's co-worker - Sabrina. LOVE, love, love.
Middle right: Brita water (I'm surprised the jug is in the fridge it's almost always on the counter)
Beside: Husband's water bottle
Behind: Unsweetened almond milk
Middle left: Watermelon, lemons, oranges, 1/2 a lime, grapefruit and a big jar of pomegranates
Middle drawer: All of the goodies for our morning drink - organic coconut, goji berries, raw sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, sesame seeds, chia seeds
Bottom right: Mushrooms, celery and a bottle of white wine
The missing bottom drawers are usually full of peppers, kale, spinach, fresh herbs and apples.