Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Planning to Reach Your Fitness Goals....

Today I want to talk about planning and why it's so dang important.........
I've been staying on track with my workouts and healthy eating lately.  I truly feel like planning is the key to MY success. I know for a fact that if I didn't plan out my workouts or meals, I would eat crap for lunch and skip workouts. On Sunday I usually plan out what I'm going to eat for the upcoming week and what days I'm going to workout.  We cook all of our meals for the work week on Sunday.  I'm telling you that a prepared meal comes in handy when you are running late for work.  I am constantly running late....ALWAYS running late (don't judge me). Plus, I save so much money when I pack my lunch.  I would say that WE spend about $80 bucks a week on groceries.  That eighty bucks covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  When scheduling my workouts, I schedule my off days (I take two days off  per week) on days when I know that I won't make it to the gym.  Take tomorrow for instance, I'm taking it off from the gym because I have errands to run after work and I KNOW that it's unrealistic that I will workout after my errands.

If you want to lose weight, eat healthy, or gain muscle you have to plan out your life.  You can't expect to make good decisions when you are choosing them on the fly.  Nine times out of ten if you are hungry, you are going to eat the first thing that satisfies your hunger and I doubt that your starving ass is going to take the time to make a healthy decision. WHY? because you are hungry and hunger clouds the brain. I'm speaking from experience because I have committed the same crime so many times.

{Sunday meal prep}

I Challenge you to plan your meals and workouts for the next 7 days.    I would love the hear your feedback!


JIN @ Love,Loss + Lacquer said... Best Blogger Tips

You're so right about this! I started off pretty good but because I don't have a schedule with my son as yet, I haven't been consistent. I'm definitely going to at least try preparing my meals ahead if time so that I at least eat the right things ALL THE TIME! Thanks for the inspiration

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been NEEDING this for a while and WILL make a meal/workout plan on Sunday! Thanks great post xxx

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said... Best Blogger Tips

You are such an incredible inspiration! I need you to be my neighbor so you can kick my butt in gear for the summer! xoxo

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said... Best Blogger Tips

PS I would LOVE to hear your typical weekly meal plan! :)

Chandra said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for the inspiration...i've been lazy (with workouts + planning meals)...need to get back on track!
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Yolandaas said... Best Blogger Tips

this is so true, i did three 10 hr shifts at work last week and i had to plan all those meals in advance, lunch and dinner, because as a person who LOVES a lot of healthy food (and unhealthy), the only reasons i would keep eating unhealthy stuff is due to poor planning :/ especially when i haven't prepared a lunch to bring to work.. great post!

tiarenie said... Best Blogger Tips

Ive always admired people who make their weeks meals on sunday! Im really going to try it sometime soon..

Natalie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love planning :) being organised definitely helps me to stay in shape. I even find that fitness classes at my gym which are at set times lure me in more than just heading to the fitness suite to use the equipment because I know I have to stick to their timing!!

Also wanted to let you know that I tagged you in a #fitfam fitness tag over on my blog as I find yours really inspiring!

Natalie xoxo

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said... Best Blogger Tips

I definitely agree! If I don't plan, it wreaks complete havoc on my diet!

Real College Student of Atlanta said... Best Blogger Tips

you are right! i've been taking clean eating and fitness seriously for about 3 months now and I'm so happy!

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Jennie Grange said... Best Blogger Tips

goodness! Teach me your ways!