When it’s not even 0930 and your food prep is already done 👌🏼
I actually have had a lot of people who have been so sweet and complimented me on how well I’m doing in pregnancy nutrition so far, and while I have my struggles like anyone else, there are a few key things that help me…
• Making the time to set myself up for success and ease of access. It doesn’t take long, but it makes a huge difference!
• Having a supportive husband who handles the bulk of the meal cooking (I don’t mind prep but I don’t love cooking, haha) and ensures we get nourishing, nutritious foods.
• Allowing myself treats when the urge strikes and not feeling guilty about it. Life IS about balance, and as long as treats are your exception not your rule, they won’t override all your other nutrition efforts. Have the mindset that it’s okay to enjoy them and then ACTUALLY do just that.
In the end, no one is perfect and no one should be striving for that… but I’m here to tell you that actually taking a little time to set yourself up is a fantastic way to love and honor yourself (and in my case, also love and honor the life growing inside of me!)
Still feeling a little under the weather (but much better) and this morning I just wanted fruit salad.
Did I want to take the time to wash and cut my fruits? Nope.
But because I had already done that Sunday during normal food prep, I didn’t need to – it was all ready for me! 😊
Meal prep Monday! I don’t prepare whole meals, but I make sure my breakfasts and my snacks are taken care of – those are important. Our lunches the next day are from the night before’s dinner, and we are the type to pick dinner based on our craving at the time.
But still, getting my preworkouts, my snacks, and my breakfasts ready is a huge step towards staying in line with my goals.
Be willing to take the 30-60 minutes to set yourself up for the week. It is these seemingly small gestures/actions that will have the greatest impact on how your week goes!
And before you protest – tough love time – you DO have the time to do this. When you know you are worth the effort – and you ARE – you MAKE the time!
Where are all my fellow planners at!? There is nothing wrong with planning… but you also have to be executing, and doing the work. You can plan and plan and plan til the cows come home, but without actually setting those plans into motion, you are gonna hit the wall, the dead end quickly.
In fact, my Beachbody business has taught me to adapt a bit more – I am still a planner by my very nature, but I am getting better at going with the flow, and executing, and leaning as I go instead of waiting for a plan to be perfect before I begin to execute.
Make sure you are focusing more on putting in the work – executing – and less on planning!