3 Steps for Efficient Meal Planning

Fail to plan = Plan to fail! We’ve all heard that right? It’s so true! Planning your meals ahead of time will take the guesswork out of your days. Essentially “meal planning” is just taking time at the beginning of the week to choose exactly what meals and snacks you will put into your body the rest of the week. Your biggest obstacle in changing your lifestyle is going to be managing your time. Getting fit and healthy doesn’t have to compete with your time for family, friends, career, etc. Meal planning will help you save time in the long run as well as keep you on track with your health goals.

  1. mealPlan_thumbTOOLS: Use a spreadsheet to plan your meals! Set one up that has a spot for each meal of the day and each day of the week. If you’re following the 21 Day Fix, include columns for each color container and a “total” row that tallies up the number of containers you have so far (I have a couple of these already created, contact me if you need one).
  2. REPITITION: Plan out meals for one or two days and then repeat them for the rest of the week. This will help you save on planning and prepping time as well as money at the grocery store! Plus, if you have Shakeology every morning for breakfast, that’s one less meal you have to plan!
  3. RESOURCES: Use Pinterest, the Beachbody website, or the FIXATE cookbook for recipes and simply look them up under the meal your planning. For example, if I am planning a snack, I’d search Pinterest for “21 day fix snacks” and the results would be full of snack ideas that are in line with the 21 Day Fix nutrition guide. Pick one or two and BAM! Done with snacks!

Tip: Plan your meals before you go to the grocery store. Don’t try to plan based on ingredients you already have in your fridge. That will take much longer and you’ll end up with wasted food. Plan and then go to the grocery store. After that, it’s time to PREP!! Check out next week’s blog for tips on meal prep made easy!

21 DFX Countdown to Competition

Countdown to Competition Day 1 MenuWhew, I’m about halfway through day 1 of the Countdown to Competition nutrition plan in 21 Day Fix Extreme and all I can say is that I am PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!!  I was worried I would be hungry and stressed by now but I’m not at all. I didn’t go with Autumn’s day of fish menu but I did stick to her specific items listed in the allowed food groups for the most part. I veered off a little on the veggies b/c I’m obsessed with cauliflower. Still though, my day of protein and veggies has so far kept me full and satisfied. I enjoyed everything except maybe the pork which I usually prefer with a sauce like BBQ. Obviously that’s not allowed 😦  I like eating 8 times a day though! I think that might be my favorite part! I’m definitely someone who likes to graze. Having a small meal every two hours pretty much classifies as grazing so it’s right up my ally!

I am expecting to notice a reduction in my energy levels after a few days of this due to the reduced carbs but so far, so good. I completed my workout this morning with plenty of vigor. We’ll see how tomorrow goes!

Why am I doing this? I am often asked why I am eating the way I do or why I exercise so much when I’m already skinny. I want to TONE UP! I want to STAY HEALTHY! I want to be the best version of myself every day.

Just an Intro

Helping people find their happy through fitness and freedom is my PASSION!

I am wife, mom of two beautiful baby girls, webmaster, and Beachbody coach. I began my personal journey with Beachbody in the summer of 2014 when I became officially DONE with being overweight, tired and lacking self confidence. I had gained weight from 2 pregnancies and my body was paying the price. I started with Focus T25 and lost 13 lbs and 3 pant sizes in 2 months! It was AMAZING and I was in LOVE. In early 2015 I became a coach to help others find the same success and life changing happiness that I found with these programs.

Now, I personally mentor 5 to 10 new women each month on their fitness journey. I provide support and guidance as they begin to change their lives or simply step up their previous health regimen. If you’re ready to make a positive change in your life, contact me today.

Additionally, I offer a private mentorship program for women who are looking for fulfillment and freedom in their lives. Are you a hard-working, driven individual who enjoys helping others and wants to LIVE YOUR DREAMS? If so, I want you to join my team! If owning your own business, working from home, making your own hours, and having fun the whole time sounds like something you’d love, contact me for more information!