Tuesday, January 22, 2013

resolutions, freezing cold, and not so healthy eating

Reverse resolutions. That's what my January looked like this year. You know how people talk about January Joiners (and how incredibly annoying they are, because they are)? I'm the opposite of that. I went to the gym religiously before January but the minute it hit 2013 I was like nope, not happening, dropping off for good. Along with cutting the gym out of my life, I also stuck to a pretty healthy diet of chicken wings, poutine, grilled cheese, lasagna, sweet potato fries (forever), and some very very calorific drinks. But so what, who cares and it's not even my fault, it's the cold. I mean, who wants to eat lettuce leaves when it's -25C out? Exactly.

But now that my pants won't button up again, it's time to get back to balanced eating (ie: poutine once a month vs once a week) and a little bit more of a focus on my fitness because let's be real: I JUST WANT MY MUSCLES BACK.
I worked harder on these than it looks!
One thing that I have kept up with (other than never updating this blog) is packing my lunches! Since I've been pretty busy, I've tried to keep my lunch packing down to less than half an hour and I think I've come up with some pretty good things.

Spinach & pistachio salad, rolled salmon and goat cheese, and fruit
Don't judge the editing! I went overboard with Camera+ and can't take it back anymore.
  • Salad: spinach, arugula, toasted pistachios (easy to toast, just place them in a pan with some raisins and a tiny bit of olive oil), olives, pomegranate balsamic, olive oil, and lemon juice for dressing
  • Hardboiled egg, grilled nabolsi cheese, and some foccaccia crackers
  • Fruit: pomegranate and blueberries, apple slices
  • Half a croissant, smoked salmon rolled with fresh basil, goat cheese, and some pretzel sticks
Overnight oats, salad with hardboiled eggs, and fruit
  • Overnight oats: Oats, greek yogurt, a little bit of milk, brown sugar, honey, almonds, goji berries
  • Fruit: cactus pear and bananas
  • Red pepper slices, 2 hard boiled eggs, and a salad: tomato, avocado, onions, raisins, olives, slivered almonds with lemon juice and olive oil for dressing
Okra, chickpeas, and avocado
  • Okra stirfried with garlic, onion, and tomatoes
  • Chickpeas with cumin, salt, and lemon
  • Avocado, cucumber, cheese, and olives
Stuffed grape leaves and warm chickpea salad
  • Stuffed grape leaves (will need to make a post about these!)
  • Warm chickpea salad: chickpeas, tomato, garlic, onion, green peppers with lots of garlic and ginger
  • Cherries, cucumber, and some blueberries with mixed nuts and raisins


  1. seriously, those look amazing and make me realize i need to step up my lunch game!!

    1. thanks! i only really started packing good lunches after i got my bento box haha

  2. I love your honesty! I was so good about the gym before Jan 2013 too! But the new year hit and I don't know what happened. It's all up to February now!

    Your lunches look absolutely amazing! I am a huge fan of overnight oats, it's what I pretty much survive on.

    1. I'm glad I'm not alone! I'm going to check in with you in 2 weeks to see if you've gone!!

      And thanks, it's become almost like a game for me. I get sad on days when I don't make nice lunches haha


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