This will not become a cheat day!

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.

Tuna Patties:

  • 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


  1. Drain tuna and place in mixing bowl
  2. Mix in all other ingredients
  3. Prepare skillet on stove with oil.
  4. 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.


5 thoughts on “This will not become a cheat day!

  1. Good for you for not beating yourself up. The focus should be on what we CAN do, not what we didn’t do. If an occasional workout is missed, it’s no big deal. If a pattern begins to interfere with your time to exercise, a new approach might need to be considered.
    I like that your approach is comprehensive. You include nutrition and exercise. There are other factors such as sleep, stress reduction, hydration and social interaction as well important when creating a BALANCED LIFE.
    You sound like you are on a good path. If you ever have any questions or concerns and would like to hear a second opinion, feel free to ask. It is energizing to see people take control of their own lives achieving new levels of better health and quality living.

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  2. Thank you so much! I truly appreciate the feedback and encouragement. In the pass I would’ve just taken a day like that as a loss and tell myself I’d make it up later on but I don’t want to be that person anymore and I am finding the transition to be easier than expected once I got myself into a routine.

    Thanks for the advice and feedback is always more than welcome!

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  3. This was a great entry and I can so relate. I am also constantly on a journey to living a healthier life – but I’m also a HUGE foodie and so I slip up a ton. It stinks but I forgive myself and move on the best that I can. Every day is a new opportunity to try again! Going to go back and find your recipe for the tots – they look great in the picture! Also followed you on IG under Freelyfe_Fitness 🙂

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    • Thanks so much! Omg I love food so much. I find that it’s so much easier when I cook for myself to let my foodie out. I just look for the best looking/healthiest meals I can find and make that to gorge on 🙂


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