As another week approaches, I have my meal plan sitting on my counter ready to go. I am trying two new recipes this week. I made some homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Lara Bars yesterday, and on Wednesday I am trying some Southwestern Tilapia. A goal of mine is to try at least on new recipe each week. That is why meal planning is so important. I know some people think I’m crazy when they see how planned out my weeks are as far as food, but it saves me so much time throughout the week when I do this! I don’t have to worry about standing in front of the open pantry or refrigerator wondering what it is I want to eat. That is when you make those bad choices! For me, I prepare and portion all of my snacks, clean my fruit, cup up my veggies, and have everything at eye level in the refrigerator and/or pantry. Why? Well because things at eye level are more than likely to be “grabbed” when you are hungry and in a rush to eat. Another reason why is because even though I eat as clean as I can, there are still food choices in my house that I know I shouldn’t eat. They aren’t terrible, just some snacks for the girls and of course, a bag of chips and some ice cream for my husband. Although I am still working on my willpower, I feel like I’m getting pretty good at blocking those choices out.
Ok on to my T25 update. So, I absolutely LOVE T25! I always says this, but the best part is that it is only 25 minutes and still a great workout! It totally takes away the excuse of not having time to workout. Surely anyone can spare 25 minutes. The big question I get, is it REALLY 25 minutes on the dot?? The answer is, YES! No more and no less than 25 minutes! You could easily record your favorite TV show while you work out and then watch it as soon as your done! You could even get up 25 minutes earlier to squeeze in your workout so you don’t have to worry about it the rest of the day. There are so many options of where and when you could give 25 minutes to Shaun T each day; however, it’s all in how bad you want it. If you turn your head at the thought of waking up earlier or maybe cutting out a little TV time in the evenings, then it’s simple, you just aren’t ready. The only catch….don’t complain about your weight or how you look.