Today has been a busy and productive day! I had class in the afternoon and evening, and it felt great to be back at school. I saw several friends from last semester, and a couple of my favorite people are in my afternoon class. The Suit (who doesn’t wear suits to class, for the record) is in both of my classes which is fantastic because we can lean on each other if we need to and because I just like being around him.
My only complaint today is that I failed to figure out a plan for dinner. I have about half an hour between classes which means I can’t leave campus. I brought my lunch today just as I did last semester (salad, lean protein and a snack) which worked out well, but dinner was a different story.
I travel frequently, and I’ve gotten pretty good at navigating food courts inside airport terminals. (Terminal 5 at JFK is the best!) I’ve also conquered lunch and water consumption so dinner can’t be that hard, or can it?
I eat several times a day so not eating dinner is not an option. I tried that tonight and found myself stressing over what I’d eat and when. I even managed to talk myself out of buying a Snickers at the vending machine, but it was a close call. 😉
It’s simple… If I skip dinner, I run the risk of overeating and/or making poor choices later. I know myself, and I know my body. I also know that I need to come up with a plan before class Wednesday.
If I eat a big salad filled with greens and protein around 2pm, I’m fine for a few hours, but I really don’t know what I should eat at 5:30 pm. I prefer to eat much later than that, but eating right after class isn’t realistic either since I don’t exactly live next door to campus.
I have access to a microwave, but I don’t have access to a freezer so a frozen meal won’t work (which is fine since most of them are gross and loaded with sodium anyway.) Instead, I just need to come up with something healthy and satisfying that won’t spoil over the course of the afternoon.
How do you stay on track when you’re away from home all day? Am I the only one who struggles with planning two brown bag meals a day?
I’m quite sure that some of you will have excellent suggestions for me, and I look forward to hearing them.
Until then, I’m going to sleep because I plan to hit the gym hard tomorrow! Have a happy Tuesday, Friends…..