Surprisingly, it's been pretty easy to get myself to work out at least 3 days a week. I end up looking forward to it, because I feel drained at the end of the workday, and exercise makes me energized again. However, I have not been motivated to go to the gym, and have been doing bodyweight exercises instead. Hoping that on Saturday or Sunday I'll get a chance to stop by the gym and kick my own ass at the exercise bike for half an hour or so.
My plan to only eat out twice in the week failed miserably when my coworkers took me out to lunch on both Monday and Thursday, and I made plans to get lunch with a former coworker friend on Saturday. Monday was pho and Thursday was Chipotle -- got a burrito and had one half for lunch and one half for dinner -- and Saturday will be Cosi. Since I didn't plan on this, I had a bunch of leftover, 4-day-old sausage gumbo that I most likely wasn't going to eat this week. So I put two servings in the freezer. Will finish off the lasagna today and the unfrozen gumbo either today or tomorrow.
Hoping that this coming week's food plans will end up costing under $30, though it's possible they won't. On the bright side, some of it is going immediately into the freezer, with the gumbo, meaning I'll spend less on groceries the week after. And since I'll be shopping at the Asian grocery, the specialty ingredients should be very reasonably priced. (Also they sell VERY inexpensive seafood.)
Here's the plan:
Closet Cooking: Thai Fish Green Curry with Asparagus and Peas (I already have the asparagus and peas)
SNAP Challenge: One Pot Chili Pasta - Budget Bytes (I already have the black beans, corn, and macaroni, and plan on using turkey instead of beef -- this is the one that's partly or mostly going in the freezer right after I make it)
And finally, for my Valentine's Day party... Baked Mac N Cheese Sriracha Recipe - Food.com