Up and at it early today… getting prep out of the way to hopefully be able to enjoy some of this gorgeous weather!
I ate a piece of watermelon and the baby kicked. Ate another and baby kicked again… I’m taking that as a sign baby likes watermelon and wants more! 🍉
Who else is setting up for a successful week today?
It doesn’t matter if it’s a “holiday weekend” – we still have to setup for success, because we still have to fuel ourselves and make good choices.
My nutrition is ESPECIALLY important during this time as I grow this little baby – he or she needs nutrients and nourishment too!
I also made banana bread, and washed and cut strawberries and pineapple – yummy stuff thats ready to grab!
So take a little time today (or tomorrow!), and set yourself up for successful choices.
Because… shhh, come closer… you ARE worth good choices, and you ARE NOT too busy to take time for yourself 💕
Food prep used to totally overwhelm me until I figured out it didn’t have to be the whole kit-n-caboodle… it does NOT have to be ALL your meals for EVERY day of the week, but rather, a few key components to help you have nutritious, nourishing foods ready to go.
And these key components are different for everyone! Today, I don’t have time to bake, but I’m gonna get my eggs boiled, my fruits and veggies washed and cut, and my quinoa salad ready to go!
It’s worth carving out a little time for your health and wellness 💕
I don’t usually workout on Sundays, but when I do, I outfit myself appropriately 😉
I am doing my Monday workout today, because the late Patriots games always makes my 4am wakeup call really hard, so rather than be up late and then up early, this way I can stay in bed longer and know it’s already done!
BIG game tonight – will you be watching?
Food prep only has to be this huge production if you want it to be.
If you are like me and don’t like huge productions, or eating food that was prepared too many days ago, tackling just a few things will still set you up for success!
Since my husband usually handles dinner, which becomes lunches, I really only need to focus on the food I start my day with (because when I start it with the right foods, the rest of the day flows… when I don’t, my sugars are all over the place and as a result, my mood is too 😉)
This morning I focused on my fruits, steel cut oats with pomegranates or blueberries, and hard boiled eggs. When you pair that with bananas and other stuff that’s already good to go, you are golden.
And don’t tell me you don’t have an hour – you do 😉
If you BUY good food…
And you PREPARE good food…
You will EAT good food.
Not ALWAYS. But it will become the RULE, not the EXCEPTION. And that’s what you are going for.
If you bring in junk, that’s what you’ll eat.
Stock your home with good food, because that’s your fuel!
Here I have 5 breakfasts, because starting my day on track helps me keep the rest of the day on track! 2 servings of Farina with green apple, walnuts and cinnamon, and 3 servings of Bob’s Steel Cut Oats with Cinnamon, which I will top with blueberries!
It didn’t take long, and it was worth it!
Mmmm, meal prep is a touch more palatable when it’s dreary out… it’s easier to do when it’s not cutting into pool/beach/summer activities, I’m just saying…
Feels good to set myself up for a successful week as we enter week 2 of this new program!
What are you doing today?