So unfortunately, life happened again and Wednesday night was a no-go. I had been looking forward to it but work got quite hectic and we had to postpone to Saturday morning instead. But, that does not mean that I am still not taking the time to take care of myself.
Not being able to make it to my kickboxing session is no excuse for a cheat day. Instead, I went home and cooked enough for yesterday night and for lunch today and here are the results:
Featured above are my leftover Zucchini Tots (which I mentioned in an earlier post) and Tuna Patties (and a couple of clementines and a cheese stick to snack on.) You see, when I got home, I realized that my husband and I forgot to take some meat out of the freezer so we were left scrambling to find something to eat. Of course we could have just boiled some pasta or heated a can of soup, but I wanted to be conscious of my diet (especially since I wasn’t so great last weekend – I mean I wasn’t horrible, I just wasn’t great) and I wanted to make sure that I had enough food to bring with me to work as well for lunch. As a side note – I’m pretty sure that I have saved almost $200 by just packing my lunches every day for the past couple of weeks which is huge since we’re really trying to save up money for a house, but I digress….
Anyway, searching through the fridge, I noticed I had 2 zucchini left that looked like they would only last a couple of more days so I set to work preparing the tots. Once those were in the oven I searched through the pantry to see what protein was available and low and behold, I found tuna fish. Now, before, the old me would’ve just cracked that can open and mixed the tuna with some light mayo and called it a day. But, new me wants a change. New me wants healthy food that tastes good and won’t bore me. I want to use ingredients that are always readily available to me and try to make something better than the usual. So I took a risk and tried to play with my food and it paid off, I think.
- 2 cans tuna fish, drained
- 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 slice of multi grain bread, crumbled
- 1 egg
- ½ onion, diced
- Salt and pepper
- Drain tuna and place in mixing bowl
- Mix in all other ingredients
- Prepare skillet on stove with oil.
- Form patties and place onto skillet, flipping after 3-4 minutes.
And FYI – my husband’s initial reaction to me making this was, “Ew.” He then proceeded to eat up one of my patties after I finally sat down to eat so I can only assume he changed his mind…
Am I upset I didn’t get a good workout in yesterday? Yes, I am. I have started to crave that feeling of adrenaline I get during a workout, but yesterday just wasn’t my day and that’s fine. I can only take it one day at a time and know that I am trying me best to incorporate more exercise into my life through activities I enjoy and a healthier diet. So far I am proud with the changes I have made and the results that are starting to show because of them.