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Be Prepared...

by LindseyKelly22. November 2013 08:45

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

-Benjamin Franklin

 

Too often I hear things like, "I didn't eat lunch because I didn't have time," or "I don't have time to make lunch, dinner...etc."  Now ask yourself this...would you forget to do your project at work because you or not make your kids a lunch because you "didn't have time'"?  You probably answered no.  YOU are just as important as your kids and getting your work complete, so why would you neglect, well, yourself?!  I am the worst when it comes to remembering to eat lunch.  Heck, I find myself eating my lunch around the time most people eat dinner, but the fact is that I am eating lunch, and I am eating about 3 (should be 4!) meals per day. 

If you don't feed the machine (YOU), the work doesn't get done, the kids don't eat lunch and everyone is at a loss.  Prepping your meals ahead of time is crucial and beneficial to your success.  It helps you become more time efficient, creates more time for other things, and just helps keep your busy life on track.

I like to prep my meals 2 days per week, Sunday and Wednesday.  I don't really enjoy chicken or beef more than 3 days after cooking it, so I try to make that at least twice per week.  I'll pick easy vegetables like broccoli, asparagus or spinach and an easy to make carb like Trader Joe's one-minute cook brown rice or a sweet potato.  5 minutes later my lunch or dinner is done, and I can get on with my day.  For dinner I like to make chili or some random mixture of veggies, meat and brown rice or potatoes and heat that up and feast (eggs with veggies are also a popular go-to as they are easy to whip together!).

The bottom line is, if you don't prep ahead of time you've already let it go.  I prep everything from my lunches and dinners to my protein shakes, bananas and waters for the week.  I literally want to be able to wake up in the morning, grab my coffee and my vitamins, grab my bag and go to work.  Looking for good recipes that will make a fair amount of food for a few days?  Ask!  Your coaches are a great resource for you to go to for meal prep and nutrition advice!

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