This week has been a struggle. I’ve still got out of town visitors, and the lack of organized routine is really having an impact. There have been more than a few times when I’ve looked in the fridge and barely seen any ingredients to throw together to make lunch or dinner. There have been days when I’ve grazed on some raw nuts and raisins for lunch or just had some fruit. I may be true to the Whole Life Challenge, but I don’t feel healthy at all.

All this has made me realize how important it is to plan ahead as much as possible and be prepared with a back-up plan. I think it’s most important to do this before things get hectic. In my other fitness blog I wrote about having a back-up exercise plan for days when you just can’t make it to the gym. I’m glad I have my workout written out because then on days when I get really, really busy, I don’t need to think from scratch about a workout that I could do. It’s ready. It’s written. It’s up to me to motivate myself to get changed, put on my trainers, and get to it.

I’m not as organized with my food. I mean, in some ways, I’m very organized. I do a weekly menu and I shop accordingly. However, at times like these when I’m not eating at home regularly and our food schedule isn’t set, it’s much harder. I’m not going to the grocery store as often. Spending that extra time out means I have less time to prepare foods ahead of time. I don’t want to prepare too much in fear that it will go to waste … it’s been tough.

I haven’t come up with a solution yet. For now, I’m just trying to do the best I can with what I’ve got.

The main lesson: Even after eliminating sugar, processed foods, grains, etc., when I don’t have a plan, I don’t always eat healthy. Healthy eating takes a lot more conscious effort.

WLC3 Week4