So what has this got to do with running you ask? Running out of food is my worst nightmare come true, but that’s not what this article is about.
This article is about making time for running instead of making excuses.
My typical day:
- Gym before work
- Wash the sweat off my body, but only for 2 minutes because water restrictions and all
- Get stuck in traffic
- Look at all the miserable f*cks that haven’t got their morning exercise in, because dreaming of that summer body is better than working for it.
- Get to work
- Act busy for 8 hours
- Then I go home
Now I have 3 options:
- Get take-aways because its quick (who needs a caloric deficit in their life anyway, right) and I will have time for that run
- Cook dinner before the run, run in the dark and then get run over by a car in the process because I don’t have enough reflective gear on, and its dark.
- Cook after the run, jelly legs and all
I will opt for none of the above!
If I want to run after work, and eat at a decent hour, I need to have my food ready.
And so I introduce to you the magic of meal prep.
Meal prep alleviates the minor problems in your life. *Disclaimer – Meal prep will not solve your slutty ways Sue, this is a major problem, not a minor one. (Not sure who Sue is? Find out more about her Sue’s Sugar Addictions & Sues Alcoholic Ways)
Meal prepping on a Sunday for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday gives me time to run.
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Don’t be like Sue and devour everything that makes eye contact with you. Eat what is prepped and not what is available.
Picture 1: Loads of time for jokes and non alcoholic Gin before meal prepping //
Picture 2: Exhausted and contemplating Tequila after 3 hours of measuring, weighing and prepping.
What happened in 3 hours:
- 3 Breakfasts
- 3 Lunches
- 3 Snacks
- 3 Dinners
- Loads of dishes done
- All calories listed
- 1 glass dish cracked
- Sunday lunch prepared in between
- 326 calories worth of food messed on the floor
Breakfasts: Egg White muffins (Stop being lazy, look around on my blog and you will find an article on this) and an apple.
Lunches: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Pumpkin & 1 Chicken breast.
Snacks: Raw Green Beans, Cucumber, Snap Peas
Dinner: Fried mince, Gem Squash &Sweet Potato
*If the above, especially the lunch, seems boring to you, then maybe you and your excuses should go for a sit down lunch at some gourmet restaurant. 🙂
Now all I have to do when I get home from work is give my cat a kiss, nag my boyfriend about some shit that was meant to be done 6 months ago, put on my running gear, and go for that run.
It is really that simple, stop over complicating things with your sh!t excuses.
- It is not easy
- It is time consuming
- You do need patience
- It is overwhelming the first time, but it gets easier #ThatsWhatMy1stBoyfriendSaid
- You will eat the same food over and over
- You need to get over this shit of getting bored of the same meals
MAKE TIME, NOT EXCUSES
*Disclaimer: The main problem with people is the bullshit excuses they come up with as to why they can’t do it, and then they are gullible enough to believe their own bullshit. I can’t even.