Lazy Girl Meal Prep

I am going to be honest, real honest. I was super stressed and cried a lot last week. Embarrassing? Yes. Real life? Oh yeah.

Last weekend, we rescued a Lab mix named Dixie. She is sweet, energetic, & totally new to us! Neither my husband or I has ever had a dog, so we are learning every minute. I guess I didn’t realize how time and energy intensive having a dog is. Last week, I was way overwhelmed with that first week with our 1 year old pup who is eager to explore and play. I also started grad school last week. I am so excited to begin this educational chapter in my life, but I am very well aware that this is going to be very stressful and take up a lot of my time.

Between Dixie, grad school, work, and general life…I was overwhelmed and over it. My tears were flowing, my lists were long, and I didn’t know what to do first.

I stopped at Jewel on my way to school on Tuesday & bought a bunch of candy. I ate it all in my car…alone. The worst part? I didn’t even enjoy it because that is what always happens when I binge. I just kind of go outside of my body and eat. There is no enjoyment, and I am left feeling horrible after.

So, after a not so stellar week, I decided to take back control and work on my stress level this week. So, I bring to you, lazy girl meal prep.

I had no energy or patience to go through my normal meal prep of a few different full recipes. I knew I needed to keep it simple so I wouldn’t stress out too much, and it was one less thing I needed to worry about. The food groups needed is laid out really well with 80 Day Obsession meal plan.

For my post-workout meal I need a red (protein), green (vegetable), yellow (carb), and purple (fruit). I always eat veggie loaded egg cups (red & green) with roasted sweet potatoes (yellow) and a cut up apple (purple). These take me about 5 minutes to prep, and 15 minutes to cook, easy!

For lunches, I need a red (protein), green (vegetable), and yellow (carb). I grilled up veggie burgers for my red, steamed broccoli for my green, and portioned out black beans for my yellow. It took me about 10 minutes….yes!

Sticking to the plan doesn’t need to be hours in the kitchen or elaborate meals. You need to monitor your own stress and energy level…once you make this experience something you can’t handle (hours in the kitchen, complicated meals, food you don’t like) you will never stick with it! I normally don’t mind doing more complex recipes for my lunches, but this week I knew I needed that extra time to relax.

A great aspect about 80 Day Obsession is the emphasis on self care. Sundays are specifically for stretching and foam rolling those sore muscles. It is recommended to take epsom salt baths, get massages (I wish I could that more!), and get plenty of sleep. Self care also means managing your stress levels…which I didn’t do so well last week.

Everyday is a learning experience, in all aspects of life. I am prepped for the week, more of a schedule laid out to get my grad work done, and I am ready to make improvements so there are less tears (that’s always a win).

I am LOVING this program & how much it is helping me becoming stronger physically and mentally. Despite last week, I am making so much progress. I am bumping up my weights already, down 2 inches & 4 pounds…all in 15 days!

Sometimes you need to step back and do some lazy girl meal prep. I am still on plan & eating foods that are on the approved list. You need to make sure that you are taking care of yourself mind, body, & soul.

Here’s to being happy & fit

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All In

I am all in. For once in my life, I feel that I can confidently say that I am all in.

What am I talking about?

80 Day Obsession.

Yes, you have probably seen my posts about this new program or even seen other people’s posts, and I am sorry if you are annoyed by it. I am so excited, and I am actually not going to apologize for feeling amazing and being genuinely excited to start this program!

I always had the tendency to start something and never finish. I would get halfway through and that was okay with me. Well it wasn’t okay with me, it made me feel horrible when I quit, but I did it anyways. I made excuses and believed them.

Even with my fitness journey, I would do the workouts and follow the nutrition (kinda). I would get results, but nothing like what I could if I went all in.

So…this program…this program has me more motivated and focused than ever before, and the full program hasn’t even been released yet! I want to see what I can do, and I know there will be challenges, but that’s part of life, right?

Now, I have been on my fitness journey for a year. I signed up for Beachbody January 31, 2017. I have lost 35 pounds and built muscle. I am able to complete more difficult workouts. I have dialed in my eating and nutrition. The reason I say all of this is because 80 Day Obsession is a more difficult program an requires focused nutrition and longer, more advanced workouts.

I have plenty of things I could make into excuses as to why I CAN’T do this, but instead, I am feeling ready to kick some major butt because I know I CAN! I am at a place where I know that I can push myself. This isn’t where everyone is and that is totally fine. You have to make the best decision for you and your body. If I wanted to do this program a year ago, I am pretty sure it wouldn’t be the best fit for me. Some people may need to build up to this program. If you want something bad enough, then you will do whatever it takes to get there.

I have been studying the meal plan and getting my body ready for longer workouts. I have been doing the program, A Little Obsessed, to get me ready to use the bands and sliders and get used to some of the move combinations. I am pretty sure my husband is about to lose his mind with how many videos I am watching and all the work I am doing to get ready. This is something I feel strongly about, and the prepping will end eventually!

Seriously though, I want to challenge myself and see what I can do. So, I am going all in. There have been plentyyy of people complaining about timed nutrition (eating meals every 2-3 hours), fitting in longer workouts, not being able to schedule this with their lifestyle/job. There have also been people that are telling me I don’t have to follow it exactly because it is just too hard. I get it, it’s a change and something new. It is also a chance to soar and see what you are capable of.

So, yes, I am committing to 80 challenging workouts that will span over a time period of 93 days. Yes, I am committing to timed nutrition. Yes, my alarm will be set for 4:45am, and I will crush those workouts before work and Saturday mornings. Yes, I will not cheat as much as this may kill me. Yes, I am committing to myself and to results! Tomorrow is Day 1, and I am ready to rock it!

I am all in.

Here’s to being happy & fit

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