Sunday Well Spent – Prep!

A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with someone who messaged me about my food prep post, saying “I wish I had time to meal prep!” and so since I was curious, I asked how she spends her time, because not to be a jerk, but this person is very active on social media – mine and her own, which eats up a lot of our free time, but people don’t seem to realize that…

So she said she works (I do, too), and she has to clean her house (I do, too), run errands (yep) and stuff like that, which are totally valid…

But it’s worth noting that my food prep takes me an hour. Yes, I realize I’m lucky not to have to prep for dinner and such, but to act like you don’t have an hour to set yourself up for success is just not realistic – you DO have an hour, you are just dedicating it to something you find more important.

Sorry, but I’m not sugarcoating stuff anymore – you MAKE TIME for what’s important, so if keeping up to date with Sally’s dating life is more important than prepping your food, BE HONEST with yourself about that.

Because, we all GET the same 24 hours in a day, we just don’t all UTILIZE them the same way.

STOP making excuses and START making effort, and you’ll find you DO have time.

(I say all of this with love, of course)

And what do you know – today the same person sent me a text with a pic of food and said she was getting ready to prep it all! I’m a proud mama bear right now 💕

My prep is done – how about you?

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

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 💕

 

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 😉

Sunday Well Spent – Buy Good Food, Eat Good Food

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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!