Meal Planning

I ran again this morning and it felt really good. I didn’t bother trying to go outside this time. I just hopped on the treadmill and got going. I was able to go to bed early again last night, so it wasn’t too hard to get up early again. And I must say, I really enjoy having the workout done and out of the way. I don’t have to spend all day thinking about it. Wondering if I will run out of energy before I get to it. Or worrying about what obstacles I might face during it. It’s all done and over with before 7 AM and I have the rest of the day to work and write and do whatever.

Also, I have heard that working out in the morning will raise your metabolism for the rest of the day. I don’t think that will hurt my chances of reaching my goal fitness level.

There is one problem with getting up so early. When I was getting up later it meant I had breakfast at 9 am and lunch at 12… but now I am eating breakfast at 7 and I am hungry again by 10. I am not sure how to adjust for that. Maybe, breakfast at 7, snack at 10, lunch at 1, snack at 4, and dinner at 7?

But that means I am eating one more snack than I was when I got up later… kind of… If I am being honest, there were lots of times I ate one more time right before bed. So I guess it won’t really be more food than normal. I will just be planning for it now.

So, I will have a smoothie at 7, Atkins bar at 10, salad at 1, a second snack at 4 and then fish, veg, and rice at 7.  I just need to figure out what that second snack will be.

If anyone has any thoughts I am open to suggestions…

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