We are officially half way through the first month of the new year so I hope you didn't forget those fitness goals (side eye). Here are a few good tips to get you back on track to reaching those 2016 actionable goals!
1. Meal prep, meal prep, meal prep
Meal prepping is the best way to stay on track with accomplishing fitness goals. It is said that what you eat is actually more important than your workout routine. The key to meal prepping is having a fitness goal and then being consistent with it.
2. Research fitness guru's who have the same fitness goals as you.
I follow my fitspiration @massy.arias also known as ManKoFit. She is a beast!!! She posts amazing meal prepping tips, juicing and detoxing recipes, and motivational stories to keep you focused. Although I don't want to have the same body as ManKoFit, I am still inspired by her journey and consistency.
3. Assign a friend to watch your eating habits
Nothing helps more than to have a friend or family member check on you to make sure you are staying on track. Have a friend make sure you are not trying to sneak in some chunky monkey ice cream during a detox day.
4. Cleanse your surroundings
The most important step of meal prepping is cleaning out your personal and professional space. Rid your cabinets, draws, refrigerators, and pillow cases of all hidden sweets and delectables. If you don't, it will result in having a "SEE Food" diet, you see it, and then you will eat it.
5. Create the image of what you seek
Change the background on your phone to a motivational quote, photo, or image of yourself that you are striving to achieve. Every time you open your phone you will be reminded of your goal before you get to Facebook and scroll pass a Tasty video.
Create the change you seek. It is easier said then done. However, if you mentally create the path there won't be a way to cheat it.
See below for an example of an amazing meal prep from Shoya Clough! You can follow her on Instagram for more fit tips at @rudegyalskc
Typical weekly meal plan:
Monday: (breakfast) blueberry muffin & 1 cup coffee[splash of French vanilla creamer, no sugar], (snack) an apple, (lunch) homemade chicken breast [oven roasted], half of roasted sweet potato and flavored sparkling water, (snack) clementine, (dinner) leftover chicken breast and a whole sweet potato[medium size], quarter of a small avocado and glass of wine.
Tuesday: (breakfast) Carnation chocolate shake and a banana, (snack) Greek yogurt with blueberries, (lunch) chicken with broccoli and white rice lunch takeout [no sauce] and can sprite, (dinner), fruit salad with spinach and cottage cheese.
Wednesday: (breakfast) 3 boiled eggs, 1 small tomato, 1/4 small avocado and coffee with splash of French vanilla creamer, (snack) 1 serving of pineapples(7/11 personal serving size), grilled chicken over Greek salad, (dinner) salmon with steam veggies.
Thursday: (breakfast) blueberry muffin and coffee with splash of French vanilla creamer, (lunch) fruit salad with cottage cheese and spinach, and a water, (snack) non-fat frozen yogurt, (dinner) curried chicken and 1cup of rice and Gatorade.
Friday: (breakfast) 3 fried eggs with 1 small tomato, 1/2 small avocado and coffee with splash of French vanilla creamer, (lunch) Italian salad with chopped steak and flavored water, (dinner) honey bunches of Oates cereal with 2% milk
Saturday: (breakfast) blueberry muffin and coffee with splash of French vanilla, (snack) 1 clementine and 1 apple, (lunch) chicken and broccoli(no sauce, no rice), (dinner) Jamaican style chicken soup
Sunday: ( breakfast) honey bunches of oat cereal with 2% milk, (lunch) 4 boiled eggs with spinach, tomatoand avocado salad, (dinner) rice,beans, and stew chicken with veggies and wine.
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