February: Commit to Cooking

standard February 28, 2014 Leave a response

In January, I focused on making my race schedule. This month, in trying to follow the Runner’s World guide, I committed to cooking. Outside of travel, we ate at home almost every night. This is usually normal for us, but with all the traveling, sometimes it gets easier to eat out or grab takeout, especially if we get home late or are only home for a few days. I think we did pretty well this month!

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We were actually both home most of this month, which is crazy for us. In getting on track with my spring race training, I was able to focus on what I ate and fuel my body properly for each run and each day.  I planned ahead, prepped everything, and even rethought the idea of a normal meal (protein smoothies totally work for dinner some nights!)

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While committing to cooking isn’t really a challenge for me, it was nice to be home and have time to focus on making healthy, delicious meals. And once the first few nights of cooking are over, it’s really just leftovers the rest of the week. Since my husband and I eat completely separate meals, instead of shrinking the recipes, I stick to the regular 2-4 servings on the recipe. Then when I get home late from midweek yoga, I don’t have to worry about spending an hour making something. Heat it up in the oven and I am ready to eat!

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What tips do you focus on to commit to cooking instead of eating out?

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