My Sunday

Some Sunday’s are my rest days from workouts. I never take a rest day from prepping and planning.

When I decided to live a healthier life, I didn’t realize how much work the food part would be. It’s not that it is hard, but it takes work to get used to it and to do it right. The result of all of this? A week of healthy meals and snacks that make you feel good, get you closer to your goals, and saves you money.

When you sit down and look at your week ahead, plan your meals, and then shop for it all, it takes the guess work out of lunches and dinners. It is important because you could be rocking those workouts, but your food choices could make it so you don’t see results. This has become easier and easier for me as I have done it week after week. You need to make a healthy lifestyle in order to really make an impact. This isn’t a diet for a month or two, its a lifestyle change that takes time. I find that if I don’t prep on Sunday, my whole week is off!

Here are some things I do on Sunday to help me get ready for the week:

  1. Cut and freeze bananas for my smoothies
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  2. Prep lunches for the week – this week is Chicken Enchilada Soup
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  3. Roast veggies to have with my lunches
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  4. Get my snacks ready (apples for my morning snack, clementines for my snack during my commute home)
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  5. Plan my dinners & workouts – I am using a Happy Planner. A row for my work events, personal events, & my fitness journey.
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I adapted some recipes I saw for Chicken Enchilada Soup to add more vegetables. I have found myself struggling to get enough veggies in. Hope you enjoy! If you are using a crock pot, cook on high for 5 hours 🙂

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Here’s to being happy & fit,
Victoria

My Workouts

I used to be one of those people who would go to the gym and stay for hours. I enjoyed working out, but I had no idea what I was doing. I would jump from a cardio machine to the weights and then back to cardio. When I was working with weights, I just kind of did whatever. No plan. I thought I was doing awesome. Hours at the gym, how could I not be in the best shape of my life?

I have always enjoyed working out, but I also enjoyed eating. So my workouts never really meant anything because I didn’t back it up with the proper nutrition. My mentality was that I worked out for two hours today, I can eat whatever! In my other posts I have written about my meal prepping, snacks and recipes I have used. Today I want to talk about my workouts.

How have I lost almost 35 pounds (one pound away from that mini-victory!) without going to the gym?

When I first signed up with Beachbody a coworker had given my the 21 Day Fix DVD to use. I thought I would just use these workouts, and I could youtube the rest. There is only so long you can do the same exercises without craving a new challenge. I quickly realized that I wanted more and I signed up for Beachbody On Demand.

What is Beachbody On Demand you ask? It is basically the Netflix of fitness. All of Beachbody’s workout programs are there, ready for you to press play! It can be used on your Roku, Apple TV, phone, laptop, or tablet. Literally anywhere.

If having hundreds of workouts that cover everything from heavy weight lifting, to dancing, to yoga right at your fingertips isn’t enough, you also get all the program materials too! That means workout calendars and meal plans. The guess work is gone. This was a no brainer for me. All of my past ways of just randomly working out was done. I knew the schedule of what I should be doing, and I had an eating guide to help me see results from all that hard work.

Most of the workouts are only 30 minutes. Remember how I said I spent hours in the gym? I can walk downstairs to my living room, turn on my TV, choose my workout, and in 30 minutes I am done. Are there longer workouts? Yes. Have I done double workouts? Yup. Is it totally up to you? You bet.

It seriously baffles my mind how easy it makes working out. There are days where I feel like I just need to rest, so I can easily turn on a yoga routine. There are days when I feel on top of the world and I press play twice. I was staying in a hotel room on a work trip, and I was able to download my workouts to my iPad and workout right there. We were visiting mu husband’s family in California, and I had my workouts right there with me. It seriously rocks.

There’s really no secret except hard work. In my groups people have fallen in love with a certain program and have just done that 30 day or 60 day program again and again. People have also been working their way through all of the programs. There is something for everyone, every fitness level, every age.

Want to give it a go? Click here to try! Have more questions? Ask me! I would love to help. I know there is so much information out there, so please don’t hesitate to ask.

Here’s to being happy & fit,
Victoria