On Tuesday I had to meet my family for my son’s early soccer game. I love watching his soccer games but they're always at the most inconvenient time. Don't these soccer-rule- maker-people know that I have to eat for Goodness sake??? Don't they know what happens when I don't??
As I work away from home in an office full of tempting treats and immobility, I have decisions to make and meals to plan. Luckily I think ahead! My strategy is to always have snacks and meals on hand that are already made so that when I cannot stand it anymore and I am about to eat my hand or my neighbours stapler, I actually have some healthy options in front of me.
I knew on Monday night that if I didn’t have a strategy, not only would I be miserable to be around but Timmy’s would probably have their millionth customer for the day. Both not a great option! So on Monday night I looked at what I wanted for dinner on Tuesday and I made it and packed it. By Tuesday morning, I didn’t have to think about it, I just packed up my dinner with my lunch and snacks and headed out the door.
I know you must be thinking, what fun is it to eat in your car, alone, but hear me out for a second. I didn’t have any children with me (my husband had picked them up) which meant no whining or grabbing at my food. Did I mention that often times I am playing defence with my meals thanks to a grabby toddler? There were also no computers, no printers going off, no temperamental bosses, just me and my food and the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze. It was peaceful, calming and the food was delicious since I made it myself. By the time my family arrived, my spirits were high and I was pumped to watch my kid kicking some tail of his own and socializing with my pals. Not a bad way to spend a night at all.
Until Next Time,
Live From the Inside Out,