If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Finding The Fit Girl Inside Me: Fail to plan, plan to fail

One thing you'll hear me say often is that I have zero interest in giving up EVERYTHING that I personally enjoy in life.  That's not the way I want to live, BUT I do want to be healthy, and I do want to enjoy living a healthy lifestyle, so I live it with a certain amount of balance.  Much of being able to maintain that balance comes down to planning.

So, coming up to the week of Thanksgiving, a holiday I fully intend to enjoy with my wonderful family, how have I prepared so far and how will I prepare this week?  This past month has mostly been sticking to my plan of eating clean everyday, getting in 5-6 meals a day and having 1 cheat meal a week.  Pretty standard.  This week, I have to deal with traveling, plus the holiday meal so I sat down today to map out my week to make sure I have as many clean meals planned as possible and my workout schedule (no slacking!).

Finding The FIt Girl Inside Me: Clean eating meal and workout plan

Some key clean eating principles and additional tips I'm going to be sticking to this week leading up to and after Thanksgiving are:
Finding The Fit Girl Inside Me: Clean Eating Portion Sizes
  • Protein and complex carbohydrate at every meal
  • 5-6 meals a day
  • Adhering to correct portion sizes
  • Drinking my daily Shakeology (YUM!)
  • Starting my day off with a glass of warm lemon water to help cleanse and prep my body for the day
  • Sticking to herbal teas
  • Limited alcohol intake
  • Drink at least half my body weight in water each day
  • Bringing my cooler packed with food to work and home so I can travel with healthy meals and snacks

With a vacation to prepare for over New Years Eve my motivation to look my best on the beach is higher than ever, but with Thanksgiving, Christmas and a crazy December coming up I'll have a lot to juggle and have to manage my time and my eating habits wisely.  Stay tuned for updates as I navigate this crazy time, map out the specific occasions I plan to enjoy and how I'll handle the rest of my time to stay on track with my clean eating goals.

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