The hardest moments in life are the ones that end up shaping you the most. I’m not going to lie, 2020 has been a shit-show for sure. It started off with a faith crisis that not only devastated me but also majorly impacted some family relationships. I then had a surgery and guys… post-op blues are a real thing. I had March 31st circled on my calendar with the word “Freedom” next to it. That was my 6-week mark. But then, COVID happened and we were in lock down. OMG! My marriage was on the rocks and we triiiieeed so hard during this time but by the time May came, we were preparing for a divorce. Some other “fun things” were sprinkled in there as well just to keep life interesting and make sure I truly learned what I was meant to learn this year. And I did.
BUT, I can honestly say,...
If you want to be successful at living a healthier life, you have to plan ahead. If you don't plan ahead, your'e going to choose what's easiest in the moment. That is human nature. If you want to beat that natural inclination, you'll want to find a convenient time to prep for the week ahead. Then, when you're in a hurry, stressed out, or just plain tired, the healthiest choice can be as easy as grabbing a meal prep container and throwing it in the microwave.
I have found so much success with meal prepping. I even have a meal prep buddy! We each make 8 meal preps and then swap 4 with each other so we have two meals to choose from all week. It has been amazing!
I wanted to give you guys my favorite meal prep tips so that you can be successful in your fat loss journey or healthier eating journey!
#1 Get enough containers for a week! Don't forget to purchase small ones for sauces. These are my favorite meal prep containers!
Anyone else gain a few pounds during quarantine. Oops!! Well have no fear because that is just life guys! There are different seasons in life and we just get to enjoy the ride. I sure enjoyed eating ALL. THE. FOOD. during quarantine and then realized I didn't feel as good as I was feeling pre-quarantine. SO, I decided to get back on track and get back to eating healthy. I miss it!! So for anyone else who is looking to lose a few pounds this month, here are my TOP 5 TRICKS TO LOSING FAT!
#1 - This is an important one guys. HIGH VOLUME FOOD! This is where it's at when you're dieting. Whether you eat a big ass salad, a big green smoothie, a big bowl of vegetable/chicken (low calorie) soup, or lots of veggies.... if you include this in your diet, it will help you SO much. Remember that when it comes to fat loss, calories are KING. But, you can make it a lot easier on yourself by making sure those calories come from high volume food so you aren't starving all day long!
#2 - Drink. A LOT....
I'm not going to lie... I have had a HARD time getting back into the swing of things after this whole quarantine craziness. I have been:
• extra tired
• extra flabby (dang quarantine)
• off my game
Basically, ALL. THE. THINGS.
Last week was the first time I made it back to the gym. My workouts weren't like they were before but all that mattered to me was that I SHOWED UP. And now, this week... it's a little easier.
If you are having a hard time getting back into the swing of things, remember that you don't have to be back to where you were right away. It's okay to take it slow. AS LONG AS YOU KEEP MOVING TOWARD YOUR GOALS.
I went to the gym even though I knew the workout wasn't going to be awesome because I ALSO knew that if I still went, I would feel PUMPED when I was done! And guess what, I did!
Here's the thing...
We can either choose "easy" in the moment and then go through the "hard" later on in the...