Here is an example of how I think about and do the meals in a day:
Yesterday, I went to the store to buy my favorite Greek Yogurt and some yams, so that I would have all the foods in the house that I will want to eat today. Meals 1, 2, & 4 are a no brainer for me. Meal 3 I'll probably have a 1/2 -3/4 yam and some chicken, which means that while the girls are doing their daily calendar and writing assignment this morning at breakfast, I'll boil some chicken, so I can have it to eat for my 3rd meal. I love Soy Vay (spelling?). I use about 3/4 Tablespoon on this meal most of the time. I just drizzle it over the yam for flavor. It's yummy. If I'm not in the mood for a "chinese flavor" I'll use some salsa fresca I made instead...for a Mexican flavor!
I forgot to defrost the steel head trout last night, so there is a meatloaf recipe in my favorite magazine that I'm going to try tonight. Oxygen Magazine put out by Robert Kennedy is awesome! I can't think of a better women's fitness magazine on the shelf. I'll pull the recipe this morning, since later today, things are going to get hectic. If I wait until later to think about it, then dinner will be prepared too late and I will be too hungry by that point.
My older get's out of gymnastics at 5:45pm, so preparation is so important. I will have to make dinner prior to the time I would normally make dinner, so that I can eat my portion at 5:30pm while I'm waiting for her to finish up gymnastics, and then feed the rest of the family at 6pm when I bring my daughter home from gymnastics. I'll sit with the family at dinner tonight having my favorite Good Earth tea. Dinner time is social time, so if at least I'm sitting with the family it's a good thing.
This morning I really feel amped to workout! I'd like to take a run or do some kettlebell this morning, but it's not going to happen. Sometimes when I have these feelings, by the evening those same excited feelings disappear by the time I will workout. By the evening I can be all pissed off that I missed out exercising WHEN I really wanted to. Nonetheless, I will go downstairs in the garage and run for 1/2 hour and I may do a light leg workout afterwards. I haven't really thought about what my workouts will be this week. I'm probably going to check out Paul Daniel's website: www.bodywarehouse.com and see what time his schedule of classes are in the mornings and evenings this week. I'll check out his boot camp schedule for kettlebell, just to get an idea of how I want to reconstruct my exercise program this week. I'd like to continue kettlebell training, because it's such an awesome workout, and did so much for my physique. 3 days /week would be perfect, but I'll have to see what classes will be most economical for me. I'm going to be doing some leg workouts at home in the garage gym. I'm going to have to take some time to really plan my new exercise goals.