Sunday Phunday – Food Prep and then Pool!

Food prep > pool all day.

That’s where you can find me fending off the heat/humidity.

The water is perfect!

 

Sunday Well Spent – Prep That Food!

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!)

Sunday Well Spent – Food Prep!

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?

Sunday Well Spent – Food Prep

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 😉

Move It Monday – Be Willing To Adapt!

I’m a planner.

I learned long ago that if I leave my fitness/wellness up to chance, things are not gonna go as smoothly as they could.

This includes having an idea of what workouts I’ll be doing for the week, if I’m not in the middle of a program.

I had planned to focus on running more in the next couple of weeks while I wait for Sara to finish LIIFT 4, because the air is finally freakin’ running-friendly… and I’d like to {finally} finish the 175 mile challenge.

Buuuuuut oopsie, I forgot to take into account that it’s not light out until later now, and I personally don’t enjoy running when it’s pitch black out (lack of a major sense makes that a little unnerving, for me) and since by the time it’s light out I’m done and showering, we have to plan B it, so that’s what I did!

Gotta have some degree of flexibility and willingness to adapt, or life will be a lot more of a challenge for ya!

• ps, Sara and I are doing another round of LIIFT 4 starting September 24 if you’d like to join us! •

 

Meal Prep Monday!

I have known for a while how important meal prep is, but it is extra apparent how necessary it is while I am on the Reset – there is no way you can wing this kind of program and not run yourself ragged (effectively defeating the purpose of the Reset anyways!)

I have found doing it in batches works best, as I don’t like to eat food that was prepared a week prior. I do a big Sunday prep, and then a Wednesday night prep, and I do weekend meals as I go (unless I have plans) because weekends are a little easier to be able to cook fresh!

There is something very satisfying about knowing your food is all set, you have healthy stuff to reach for, and you don’t have to run around trying to figure it all out the day of.

One of the things I prepped this weekend was this delicious roasted root medley – carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, and beets. Seasoned to perfection and so tasty!

Do you prep your food?